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Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Game 1 - Open Game Thread

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The guys over at ROOMOFZEN recently sent me footage of KG's pick on Zaza Pachulia from game 7. This then sent me off on a YouTube tangent that eventually led me to a clip of people reacting to Kevin Garnett entering the league. And it's one of the best YouTube clips I've ever seen: 

1. Isiah Thomas explains his ill fated plan to trade up for KG, enroll him in college and only let him play home games. You read that correctly.

2. Bryant "Big Country" Reeves, drafted one spot after Garnett, sounds off. He definitely says "rude awakening" at one point. Priceless.

3. Shawn Respert responds and throws around the word "bust". I was going to make some sort of joke but thankfully did a search and learned that Respert battled cancer

4. Several other guys who are no longer in the Association speak as well.

This clip is relevant in Round 2 because it features two of the best players to ever jump straight from high school to the pros - Kevin Garnett and LeBron James. And while it's easy to get caught up in the LeBron hype (see my last 3 posts) let's not forget that the Celtics have their own superstar. Enjoy and go Celtics.

Kevin Garnett: Risky Draft Pick? (via goldenstatehoops)