The news is bubbling today about the man-child KG going to the Celtics this summer.
Now I agree that Garnett needs to get out of NBA purgatory up there in Minnesota. (the only place that is worse for a player was when the Grizzlies were in Vancouver…hell even the Grizzlies in Memphis isn’t that much of an upgrade) KG already killed this deal once,saying that Beantown isn’t a great place for the black man. Mike Wilbon of PTI backed up this reputation, it is a tough place for the brothers.
Here is the question, can a Celtics team that runs out Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and KG make some real noise? Or is this the ’04 Lakers part Deux? Just like the Lakers in 2004 would have been the baddest team ever assembled if it was 2001, if this was still 2004, these guys might actually be contenders. KG would be having his MVP season, P-double would still have that “take over a game” level of skill, and Jesus Shuttlesworthwould be and is still money from outside. Honestly, Ray’s still got it. KG probably has a little left in him (I haven’t watched him much since the T-Wolves suck), Paul can probably hold it together from game to game like post-Bulls Scottie Pippen. Oh, and by the way, who the hell is going to run point? Tony Allen? Bassy Telfair? Yeah, I wouldn’t put my hopes with those guys. Once again, if the East still looked like it did in 2004, when the Pistons ran roughshod on the league, this team could probably coast, but now? The East with the Cavs, Pistons, Wizards, an upgraded Orlando (OK, I’m probably pushing it now), but either way the East is a better league now.
KG, I know you gotta make that change like Michael Jackson said, but this might not be an improvement homey. I will say this, if it doesn’t work, you might want to start lookin’ at that mang in the mirror for real.
If you wanna make da world, a bet-tah place, take a look at yo-self and make that…Chaaaaaaange. Hoooo! Ta. Tah-Hooooo!