Found July 12, 2013 on
Photo courtesy of CelticsLife.com BROOKLYN, N.Y.—According to a report from CelticsLife.com, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett will wear No. 2 instead of the No. 5 he wore with the Boston Celtics or the No. 21 he donned for the Minnesota Timberwolves. This is according to Tim Bontemps, the Brooklyn Nets beat writer for the New York Post who made this announcement via Twitter. Garnett will wear No. 2 – not 21, his old number in Minnesota – in Brooklyn. The number change comes out of respect for his fallen friend and former teammate Malik Sealy, who was killed on Saturday May 24, 2000 after driving home from Garnett’s 24th birthday party. A pickup truck was driving on the wrong side of a divided highway according to a Sports Illustrated report, tragically ending his life. Sealy, 30 at the time of his death had just finished his eighth season with Minnesota and had played in all 82 regular season games and four playoff games with the club in the 1999-00 season. Sealy had worn the No. 2. This is a great gesture by Garnett and just shows you what kind of person he is. Known for being a fiery competitor, it…
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Kevin Garnett won’t be donning No. 5 when he puts on his Brooklyn Nets uniform this season, but he has a pretty good reason for the change.
Garnett will be wearing No. 2 as a tribute to his late friend and teammate, Malik Sealy. On May 20, 2000, the Timberwolves guard was leaving Garnett’s birthday party when a drunk driver crossed into Sealy’s lane and crashed head-on into...
The trade is finally official today. Classy move by the organization, I'd expect nothing less.
RELATED: Where do Paul Pierce & Kevin Garnett rank on the list of all-time Celtics?
Follow Mark on twitter @LucidSportsFan
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce have done what many superstars leaving a team now do--they have taken out a full page ad in the local paper to say thanks to the city and the fans for the years of support. It's a move that is almost expected from superstars nowadays as often as it happens, but it still doesn't stop it from being cool every time it does.
The Boston Celtics took out a full-page ad Friday in the Boston Globe to thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett after the blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets was finalized. The ad showed photos of Garnett lifting the
Jason Kidd helped convince Kevin Garnett to waive his no-trade clause with the Boston Celtics.
“He’s a man of few words, but when he does say something, everyone listens,” Kidd said of Garnett. “My thing, my pitch was to have an opportunity to win a championship again and being able to not just win a championship, but teach these guys what it takes to win.”
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce helped the Boston Celtics win a NBA championship, but it was time to move on. The Celtics traded both players to the Brooklyn Nets. The Celtics are in major rebuilding mode at the moment.
The pair help win a NBA Championship for the Celtics. The Celtics showed why they are one of the best franchises in all of Pro Sports and took an AD in the Boston...
Andray Blatche and Kevin Garnett have a rocky history, filled with insults and general disrespect.
Blatche and Garnett famously feuded in 2010, but patched things up last season.
“I can say Kevin, he surprised me,” Blatche said. “We were playing one game against each other, I believe it was last year, in Brooklyn. I was playing against him and he said, ‘Hey man, just keep...
They’re welcome T…
Here’s the Boston Globe ad in which the Celtics thanked Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. “Thank you for your heart, for your passion, for your sacrifice, for playing through the pain, for bleeding green, for honoring tradition, for an amazing ride, for restoring Celtic pride for Banner 17.” The Celtics also shared the message via Twitter, which for some...
July 12 marks an important date for the Boston Celtics’ and Brooklyn Nets’ history as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett move on from a tremendous era and say hello to a new beginning.
The Celtics, one of the most storied franchises in all sports, upped their loyalty and respect to their players. Their latest gesture includes a full-page ad in the Boston Globe.
Hours later, when...
Boston Celtics new head coach Brad Stevens spent time with Rajon Rondo at the All-Star point guard’s summer camp Thursday and said Rondo was, “really, really intelligent, really, really insightful.” Stevens joined Dennis & Callahan of WEEI (93.7 FM) on Friday morning and said he met up with Rondo in Louisville, KY. “I just enjoyed spending
The blockbuster breakup of the Celtics is complete. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are Brooklyn bound.
The Nets and Celtics finalized their draft-night trade Friday, a nine-player, three-draft pick swap centered on the two aging champions who won a title in Boston in 2008.
And with a championship chapter in the Celtics' storied history closed, it's the Nets who are thinking...
The deal that the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets agreed to during last month’s NBA Draft has become official today with the opening of the NBA offseason trade window.
The deal sends Celtics veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry to Brooklyn and signals a definite start to the C’s rebuilding period.
Here’s a full breakdown of the deal:
Celtics thank Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett in today’s Boston Globe.
This is pretty great.