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The Loss of a Leader: Kevin Garnett’s True Importance to the Boston Celtics

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

You know a player or a moment is important when NBA Films uses it in a montage. Since he entered the league in 1995, Kevin Garnett has supplied the NBA marketing gurus with an endless supply of chest-banging, heaven-pointing, fierce-glaring footage.

Those borderline scary eyes and his wrapped fingers clenched in fists are so familiar that they're probably a keyboard shortcut on the video editing software at ESPN. 

It's this intensity that Garnett brought to Boston last year. It's this intensity that put Paul Pierce and company over the top; that focused Rajon Rondo into becoming a star; that molded Kendrick Perkins, Glen Davis, and Leon Powe into reliable role players.

Garnett's refusal to accept fai...

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