Re: Where would the Celtics be without Garnet?
posted at 2/21/2011 5:24 PM EST
In Response to Re: Where would the Celtics be without Garnet?
[QUOTE]Here's another way to pose the question. Would the Big 3 have won a championship anywhere but Boston? I don't think so. It lies in the intangibles, the team synergy and the Boston mystique that attracts all of us as Celtic fans. Yes, KG did change a lot of things around Boston 4 years ago. But the management had to get them to buy in to what Boston was offering. It would not have worked had one of them wanted a bigger locker or bigger salary or more prestige, etc. DA, Doc and Wyc all sat down with them and said, "Here's what we're offering. We know how to win championships. We have 16 hanging in the rafters. You two extras with Paul don't exactly fit for us unless you are willing to shed your old skin and put on this new skin. We're not going to ask you to overhaul your game, just make a few mild adjustments. But given your years in the league and the way you've played to this point, we're skeptical about you easily making the recommended adjustments to your game. It's doable, but men just don't change very well, especially when you've been doing it one way for a very long time. But none of you three have a championship under your belt, so you might want to think real hard about what we are offering." Something like that. I sure the Big three as well as the team sat down somewhere in Italy and said, "We're buying it." And the rest is history. No one else would have put those three together but Boston, because Boston has that knack for putting less than superstar talent together and turning above ordinary people into extraordinary teams and winning championships.
Posted by dbrown4[/QUOTE]
I think you're rewriting history to fit your own opinion.
1. You have no idea how that conversation went and I think it went different.
2. Wyc and Danny have NEVER won a championship together so that whole "we know how to win championships" would have been unimpressive, false, and self serving......only served to anger them.
3. They could have won a championship anywhere that Doc Rivers was coaching. Those three, especially Garnett, along with Doc and Tib as coaches did it together. They could have taken almost any other center and any other point guard and won. Rondo was NOT a big factor in that run of 2008.
Let's not try to "romantisize" Boston as some place where all NBA chmpionships are won. It happens in Chicago, LA, Detroit, San Antonio, etc. They could have won in LOTS of cities.