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Boston, I am missing you.
"That’s a little brother, man. We all grew together. When we grew, it wasn’t something we did minimally. We all gave all of ourselves to each other, and we grew in that. That connection, you grow with it through time, and it’s one of them connections that you look at as forever.
That’s my little brother. I love Rondo. He knows that, and I would do anything for him. All in all, I’m just happy that he’s back, and I’m just happy he’s able to be healthy and continue to be able to do one of the things he does best.” -Kevin Garnett
The game was hideous but it was also everything I ever wanted. If it were an actual Good Game I wouldn’t have made it to halftime. Instead, Paul and Kevin’s tributes were center stage. They both tried to remain stoic and they both failed. KG got to dance to Gino Time again. Paul got to show the whole world, or whoever was watching ESPN, just how much he accomplished in 15 years, starting as an underdog and coming out a legend. They were both right there for each other after their tributes to offer smiles and laughter in an otherwise very emotional moment.
Rondo maintained his android facade but he doubled Paul to let him know he loved him and then KG, the only person in the world who can taunt him and survive, playfully charged at him to let him know he’s still his brother. Rondo made threes and if that doesn’t make you giddy I’m concerned for you. KG stole Rondo’s pass and ran down the court for a graceful finger roll to seal the game. Rondo will later tell KG he meant to do that, thank you very much.
The game was more about Paul and KG being recognized for the legacy they created together and that’s the way it should be. The crowd was fantastic and enthusiastic and supportive and I’m really glad that all of these things are important to me. I’m glad I love basketball and that this is my favorite team and that those goofballs are my favorite players.
I actually just cried reading this, Olivia.