Goodnight Cleveland, Good Luck Orlando

May 14th, 2010 by Matt Chaprales Leave a reply »
Kevin Garnett, dapper and introspective as usual, fielded questions at the podium approximately 30 minutes after the Celtics had unceremoniously ended the Cavaliers’ season.

Just as a reporter from the New York Times identified himself, Garnett cut the journalist off.

“There’s a lot of people in this room, boy,” he said, surveying the landscape from corner to corner. “Man! Lot of people in this room.

“I haven’t seen this many people since, uh, '08. Mmm. It’s aight.”

Garnett then turned his head down for a moment, but couldn't hide the smirk that formed on his face. He was, after all, alluding to the horde of reporters from New York, and elsewhere, that clearly hadn’t been dispatched during the Celtics’ dismantling of the Heat. They hadn't been present during the first five games of the Cavs series, either.

The reason was simple. Outside of Boston, no one had given the Celtics a chance in this series. Why would rags from around the country dip into already strained budgets to merely cover the second speed bump in King James' coronation?

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