Originally written October 04, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
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In September of 2007, a newly reconstructed Boston Celtics team gathered for a road trip. The post office was still processing Kevin Garnett's change of address from Minneapolis. Ray Allen still had movers packing his stuff up in Seattle. The introductions were fresh, and the team still needed to get to know each other. And this road trip they were about to embark upon was going to accelerate that process. Instead of their usual training camp trip down to Newport, R.I., the Celtics went to Italy. And to a man, the Celtics credit that trip for a chemistry that spawned :"Ubuntu." The Celtics went on to win a title that season... and they are hoping for a repeat. "Whenever you go on a road trip -- even during the season -- it's never a bad thing," said coach Doc Rivers, who has long felt that the Roman holiday helped the new Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen become better acquainted and jump-start their run to the 2008 NBA title. &qu...
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