Found January 28, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Kevin Garnett was trying to offer consolation. He wanted to calm everyone in the wake of the devastating news that Rajon Rondo would miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, and reassure anyone who would listen that the Celtics are not about to panic. In doing so, however, he offered up imagery from one of the darkest eras of Celtics basketball. The irony caused a few of the media members surrounding Garnett in the locker room to squirm uncomfortably, because the phrasing was all too familiar. “No one’s goings to walk through these doors and save us,” Garnett said. “We have to save ourselves.” The parallels to Rick Pitino‘s infamous “Larry Bird is not walking through that door” news conference in March 2000 would have been terrifying for Celtics fans, who recall that disastrous 35-win season as one of the lowest points in Celtics history. The team was headed for the NBA draft lottery for the fifth consecutive year, and by the end of next season Pitino,...
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