Originally written July 20, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
Anyone who frequently listens to one of my podcasts on CLNS Radio will hear me bristle when Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is attacked on the show.  The other night while hosting a tribute program for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, one caller said that Ainge is “dead” to him for trading Pierce to the Nets. I immediately fired back that “Ainge is a warrior”, and an important part of Celtics history.  Ever since the trade was announced sending Garnett and Pierce to the Nets, Ainge has received daily criticism for the move.  Many, mostly younger Celtic fans, don’t understand how he could possibly trade away two legends who meant so much to the organization, but they don’t know Danny Ainge.  Dealing Danny just doesn’t care what other people think of him. Ainge first caught my attention in the 1981 NCAA Tournament after he made a buzzer beating coast to coast drive in the final seconds leading BYU to an upset over Notre Dame.  Ainge was an amazing athlete; an all-...
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