Kevin Garnett Guarantees Back-to-Back Championships for the Celtics

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IJune 6, 2009

BOSTON - MAY 04:  Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics reacts after a foul is called against a teammate in the fourth quarter against the Orlando Magic in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 4, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Magic defeated the Celtics 95-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

There were a lot of IF's that circulated throughout the entire year for the Boston Celtics.

If the Big Three could remain healthy all season long.

If the Big Three would begin to decline or continue posting their averages.

Once KG got injured, it was a big IF concerning to him playing in the playoffs.

With all those IF's, the Celtics ended the season during the second round of the playoffs in a seven game series defeat to the Orlando Magic.

Now with all the publicity shifted onto the NBA Finals, not much is heard about the Big Three and the Boston Celtics (a team that was in the spotlight at this exact time last season).

But we all know that once a team or player steps out of the bright lights, they will shortly return, someway, somehow.

Well, the Big Ticket has certainly put his name back in the mouths of NBA fans worldwide.

In a recent chat with Wyc Grousbeck, the Boston Celtics team owner, Garnett had the balls of steel (apparently not the knee of steel) to state that he guaranteed the Boston Celtics to not only win next seasons Title, but the 2011 Finals as well.


That is a tremendous statement to be making, especially after having to watch your team from the sidelines throughout the playoffs and just completing surgery a few weeks ago.

Possibly KG and the Boston Celtics are not on the same page, as rumors have surrounded the media about Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo possibly being dealt to the Phoenix Suns for a Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa and a first-round draft pick.

While a major trade like that is highly unlikely to happen, do the declining and aging Big Three have a decent chance at winning even next years Championship, yet 2011's as well?

I would love to hear Boston fans perspectives on this, as well as anybody else's that would like to debate about this topic.


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