Found March 18, 2012 on Celtics Life:
Credit to Celtics radio announcer Sean Grande for pointing out that Kevin Garnett's 5000th career assist this weekend put him in some very exclusive company. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone are the only other two players in NBA history to total 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 5000 assists. If that was all we were reporting that would be pretty special in and of itself, but Grande adds that in addition to the 20K, 10k, 5K numbers, KG also has 1500 steals and 1500 blocks. So to sum things up KG is the only player in NBA history to score 20,000 points, snatch 10,000 rebounds, dish out 5000 assists, amass 1500 steals and reject 1500 shots. The game has never seen a player who can  do as much as KG has. Granted the KG we've seen in Boston is a slightly watered down version than the one than put up ridiculous numbers in his 20's in Minnesota, but he really hasn't lost that much. The main difference is his minutes per game in Boston have been closer to 30, while in ...

Celtics F Garnett joins two others in exclusive club

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett joined an exclusive club during Saturday’s 98-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets.Garnett recorded his 5,000th career assist, placing him among 52 other players who have 5,000 assists, but also becoming just the third player to boast that total along with at least 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds.Garnett, 36, joins Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar...

Kevin Garnett: Statistical Hercules

Boston Celtics GOD, Kevin Garnett, has entered into statistical perpetuity as he has stamped his name into the NBA history books as something NO OTHER NBA player has done. That’s right! The choker himself, Garnett, has achieved something quite remarkable, but before we get to the unimaginable, let’s discuss what record-breaking feats he accomplished mere weeks [...]

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Kevin Garnett and Ryan Anderson are two players that the Nets will pursue this offseason.

Celtics Live Blog: Kevin Garnett, C's Hope for St. Patrick's Day Luck in Mile High

9 a.m. ET: A road trip that had gotten off to an overall good start for the Celtics hit a speed bump Friday with a 25-point loss to the Kings. For one night, the Celtics did not look so smart for not making a big move at the trade deadline. They won't have much time to dwell on the loss. After catching a late-night/early-morning flight to Denver, the Celtics take on the Nuggets...

Chris Bosh Says He Plays Better When He Talks to Himself, But He Does So in 'Non-Crazy Way'

Kevin Garnett, by all accounts, is one of the most ruthless trash talkers in the NBA. Apparently, Chris Bosh talks a pretty good game as well, except he's doing it to himself. Bosh has been known to talk to himself during games, and it's something that's he's actually crediting for his success. After the Heat beat the Magic on Sunday night, the Miami forward said...

Enemy Chatter: No excessive celebration after air ball

  I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Atlanta. Kevin Garnett, when asked if Jeff Teague’s dunk on Ray Allen and subsequent taunting in the third quarter angered the Celtics. “I don’t even know who you are talking about. That guy’s...

To The Finish Line: A Two Part Piece Examining The Final Years of The Big Three Then & The Big Three Now

Part I: An Introduction & What in the World Is Going On Right Now?   As the clocked ticked past 3:00 PM EST on Thursday March 15th, 2012, the basketball world saw 30+ year olds Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce remain Boston Celtics for at least the rest of the season.  Most in [...]

Who is the Celtics best on-ball defender?

ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg has an interesting post about Brandon Bass' adjustment to playing alongside the Big Four. In it, we learn that Bass is the team's best on-ball defender: Bass currently ranks as Boston's best overall on-ball defender. For the season, he's allowed a mere 0.658 points per play, ranking him in the 96th percentile among all NBA players...

Celtics aren't lucky on St Patrick's Day losing to the Nuggets 98-91

Early season first half woes have seemed come back.  Struggling to score in the first half has led to awful results for Boston, as of late, as they lost another game tonight.  This time the Denver Nuggets walked away with a 98-91 victory at the Pepsi Center. Trying to play a different style of basketball never works.  This is what happened in Sacramento and is continuing...

C’s better by doing nothing?

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and all the same guys are still here.  I’d like to that Danny Ainge for listening to me.  Everybody’s main concern now about the Celtics is their lack of big men; Greg Stiemsma is the only active true center on the roster.  But recent numbers show it might not be as great a problem as people think.  Since the All-Star break Boston...

Apocalypse Now: last days for Boston Celtics’ big three?

Despite the team’s struggles and general managerDanny Ainges’ constant trade threats, the Boston Celtics were not able to pullthe trigger on any trades before the trade deadline on Thursday.That doesn’t mean that Boston’s management is happy with theroster as currently constructed, it just means that they didn’t receive anytrade offers they felt would make the team better...
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