At age 36, after 17 years in the NBA, Kevin Garnett will start his sixth season wearing Celtic Green. Can you believe it? It seems it was yesterday when we traded half of our team except for Rondo to get Kevin to Boston. And yet, I can no longer link KG to his Wolves years. He is just the best Celtic this franchise has had since Larry Bird.
Think about it, one of the best players of the history of the game is and will always be a Boston Celtic. This is by far the best transaction Danny Ainge has done this offseason. By extending Garnett, we keep a chance to breathe and live the true experience of being a Boston Celtics fan.
In this 2012/13 season we have added Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and other great players to our squad, but we have kept the roots and soil of our team.
Paul Pierce is the Celtics body, the presence on the floor that can do absolutely anything he wants out there.
Rajon Rondo is the nervous system for this team, he makes it run, he makes fans thrill, and he makes everyone dream.
But Kevin Garnett is our circulatory system, pumping raging Green blood into the team and the fans. As long as KG is with us we will always be that same Celtics team that gave a new meaning to team oriented game in such an ego-oriented competition. With KG we are still ubuntu and we will always know that the Celtics will always overachieve in the crucial moments of the playoffs. When the ball burns in the players hands, when every game takes you a step closer to the glory of the champions we know that Garnett's body and soul will be behind every single play.
After all, KG is the Celtics heart and he gives life to all of us...players and fans.
Get ready, the action starts in six days.
Bohemian 10/24/2012 07:51:00 AM Tweet Edit