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Kevin Garnett was explicitly pleased with the fans in Game 3

Jun 2, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

The Boston crowd is renown as one of the best in the league. And despite some late arrivals in Game 3, the atmosphere was electric and helped carry the Celtics to a win and a slice off the Heat’s series lead. Garnett was always meant to play in front of fans like this, in arenas like this, in moments like this. He’s made for the gladiatorial arenas, for the “jungle” as he calls it here. Minnesota could have been that. They never got the team to make it so.

But at least Garnett does get this time. And if it winds up that he’s done after this year, that he’s walking away, he’ll be bathed in that green aura that has surrounded so many of the great NBA players. It makes you sad for Wolves fans, who genuinely wish KG well, and it makes you sad for Celtics fans, that spent far too many years of the Big 3 era with an incomplete, injury-laden team. But mostly it makes you wonder.

Does he kiss his mother with that mouth?

  1. londonaiooo - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    As an overseas Celtics fan who has been lucky enough to catch a Celtics game in Boston (vs Philly in Iverson’s prime, with Atoine and Pirece as the main guys), I have to say the atmosphere there was possibly the best I’ve ever experienced. I’ve been to football matches in England, rugby in New Zealand, AFL in Australia and Hockey in Canada (with all else in between). Maybe it was the indoor venue, or even the Celts/76ers rivalry, but the crowd was incredible and the atmosphere electric. There will be some Bozo’s who will talk trash on KG and the Celts on here, but anyone who has the opportunity to catch a Celts game in Boston should definitely do so, Bostonians know how to support their team, it’s brilliant.

    • patsfiend - Jun 2, 2012 at 1:40 PM

      Yes, there will be some “bozos” on here. They usually only show up after a tough loss, though, and find it really hard to admit anything good regarding the fans or the fact that this old Boston team shows more heart on a nightly basis than the “bozos” Lakers teams have shown all year.

      If the “bozo” who roots for the Lakers had gotten KG years ago, I bet that franchise would have reeled off a couple more championships (and Boston would be without their recent win.) His affect on this team has been truly something special.

    • giselleisasucubus - Jun 2, 2012 at 3:08 PM

      I was at the Bos/Phi playoff home games back in those days. Great atmosphere, as it always is in Boston. I’ve been to hundreds of games, Red Sox, Pats, Celtics, I’m lucky. I live in Central Mass and I actually had Pats season tickets for awhile too. Pats games used to be loud, and the playoffs still are, but regular season games are church quiet and it is frustrating. The indoor venue helps, but you are dead on, there is no atmosphere like the Garden during a playoff game.

      BTW- love the Clown reference. That Douche will comment in here at some point.

  2. dre10243 - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Havent seen KG play this good since before his knee surgery. he definitely turn back the clock

  3. acdc363 - Jun 2, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    KG doing knuckle push-ups FTW

  4. jthammerstix - Jun 2, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Probably kisses YOUR mother with his mouth.

  5. mnsadsportsfan - Jun 2, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    Londonaiooo or whatever your name is stay across the pond you sound like a total pu$$

    • londonaiooo - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:25 PM

      Top marks for originality buddy. Take long to think of that?

  6. lakerluver - Jun 2, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    @patsfiend, dude, why are you discussing my LAKERS after a big win by the C’s? I’m actually rooting for the C’s but PLEASE don’t try comparing the two franchises!! The vast majority of the titles won by Boston came in the 50’s and 60’s. The LAKERS on the other hand have won more titles than ANYONE since Magic’s rookie year! Your team has 1 more title overall, but you and I both know what franchise is the face of the NBA right now. And has been for the last 30 years. Boston will once again return to irrelevancy after this season. Conversely, the LAKERS will always be contenders for the title. Once Kobe retires the LAKERS will get another superstar to lead the franchise. It’s the LAKERS way! From Baylor, to West, to Magic, to Kobe. From Mikan, to Wilt, to Kareem, to Shaq!!

    • sellahh - Jun 2, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      Cmon guys, it’s not like the guy said anything that’s true, keep on pressing thumb downs.
      Did I mention Churchill was an idiot?

    • jasoschmidt - Jun 2, 2012 at 6:53 PM

      Lakerluver……are you serious? The Lakers are currently the face of the NBA? Dallas swept them 4-0 in the conference semifinals last year and they lost 4-1 in the conference semifinals this year. That doesn’t sound like the face of anything. I am a Celtics fan and they have advanced farther than the Lakers 2 years in a row now and even I don’t think they are currently the face of the NBA.

      And don’t claim you are a Laker fan and tell us you are rooting for the C’s. Laker fans don’t pull for the Celtics. Celtic fans don’t pull for the Lakers. We don’t want you pulling for the Celtics!!!
      I am a diehard Celtic fan…….I ABSOLUTELY 100% WILL NEVER ROOT FOR THE LAKERS!!!!
      So go on…keep pretending to be the face of the NBA and keep pretending to be a Laker fan.

    • pistolpeatear - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      puts down celtics titles from the 50s and 60s

      proceeds to mention laker greats from the 50s and 60s

  7. decimusprime - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    KG is and always will be my hands down, all-time, favorite person I never knew. His fire is unmatched, he won’t let you slide. He teaches, goes to work. He is hilarious, he has your back. He is your best friend, he is your worst enemy. For everything he is that has nothing to do with Kevin Garnett the first ballot Hall of Fame basketball player, is why he is such great personality.

  8. justcuz15 - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    @lakerluver how about the 5 championships the lakers won in the 50s, IN MINNEAPOLIS.
    Also btw where is there even a lake in LA

  9. anhdazman - Jun 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    You either love KG or hate KG, but either way, you got to respect this man’s passion. Coming up on 20 years and he still has that fire burning deep with in.

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