I Love you Man (Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo)

Kevin Garnett is excited for his return to Boston but even more so now that his "little brother" Rajon Rondo is back playing for the Celtics.

From the New York Post's Tim Bontemps:
“Absolutely,” Garnett said when asked if Rondo being on the court will make his return to Boston mean even more. “That’s a little brother, man. We all grew together. When we grew, it wasn’t something we did minimally. We all gave all of ourselves to each other, and we grew in that. That connection, you grow with it through time, and it’s one of them connections that you look at as forever.

“That’s my little brother. I love Rondo. He knows that, and I would do anything for him. All in all, I’m just happy that he’s back, and I’m just happy he’s able to be healthy and continue to be able to do one of the things he does best.”

In many respects next Sunday will be the passing of the torch when Garnett and Pierce's Nets come to town to play the Celts with their newly named captain Rajon Rondo.

On a side note, Rondo being named captain is another reason I refuse to believe he's on the trading block.

Brad Stevens said at the beginning of the year he doesn't like to name captains and it would look pretty poor organizationally to name Rondo as captain then trade him a month later.

Anyhow, Christmas came a little late for me this year but the wait will be well worth it come Sunday.

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Via: Jay King, MassLive.com