Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/19/14

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the Boston Celtics landed Kevin Garnett from the Minnesota Timberwolves for a bevy of other players. The move catapulted the C’s from a league doormat to the top of the heap in the NBA, along with the signing of Ray Allen. Garnett and Allen formed a new Big 3 with Paul Pierce, and somewhat spurred a new trend in the NBA because of the immediate success they had, which was capturing the NBA Title. Now, none of them are left, just six years later. Allen left a year ago to the Heat, and Pierce and KG were traded to Brooklyn on draft night. The deal became official today and as a result the Celtics took out a full page ad in the Boston Globe to thank Pierce and KG for their careers in Boston. Very classy. But we are still waiting for Kevin McHale to get a full page thank you for that lopsided deal he gave to the team he played for.

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