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Celtics in the land of Bush, pre-Financial Market Bailout plan

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Just to get everyone's juices flowing on a Monday, here's the 1,765,893.343th quote from KG on his trade from Minnesota, from ESPN's Jon Robinson article "The Secrets to His Success", under the heading "Even Great Players Need Help ":

Did Minnesota get swindled or was Kevin McHale helping his old team build a new dynasty? "You need to ask McHale that," Garnett says, pauses while trying not to laugh in a Dr. Evil sort of way then continues: "It just goes to show what can happen when you get a guy some help. Minnesota did the deal for a reason, and they seem pretty upbeat about what they did, and I'm pretty sure Boston is happy about what they did (laughing). But to me, it just feels good to be in Boston. It feels good to have a chance. It feels good to have other guys on your team who have experienced things. It feels good to have a coach, owners, and an organization who actually believe in you. One of the things I've learned in this league is to never point fingers or blame anyone for the past, that's not how I do things. But I embrace my new situation ... totally."

As a once fervent (but not as much as Britt Robson) KG admirer, can anyone shut this guy up? That section of the article should have been named "Even Great Players Need Paul Pierce to Step Up in the Big Games".

He deserves his moment in the sun, but it's funny how he praises his OBF for straight talk and honesty, and yet no one wants to tell him him and his salary demands were part of the problem. Okay, we get it, you're loved and trusted in Boston, the Wolves didn't believe in you any more. You won, we still kinda suck. Now, stay in the yard and play 2K9, until training camp starts. You'll have better competition in the East to focus on this year.

Sheesh.