The 2008 Boston Celtics remain an iconic team in franchise history.
To date, they are the last team to win the championship for the Giants franchise, despite playing in the finals in 2010 and 2022 respectively.
The 2008 team was led by the Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. They went all the way to the Finals and defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.
After that series, Garnett told fans and the rest of the NBA world that anything was possible.
“Anything is possible!”
It’s been 15 years since the Celtics won their 17th NBA Championship and Kevin Garnett just gave us this all-time quote 🏆 pic.twitter.com/mQpqdHnzTj
– NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 17, 2023
Fans are remembering this series-clinching game on the 15th anniversary of that duel today, as well as that iconic phrase from Garnett.
I won’t be selfish here but if you are a Celtics fan then yk ☘️ #banner18
– 🎙 Tickets 🎫 (@OBEY_Swerv) June 17, 2023
Best Defense Since 2004
– Jonathan D. (@jahnuhthun_dee) June 17, 2023
Haven’t done anything since then, really remarkable!
— tanner (@tanner_bykowski) June 17, 2023
Garnett, a former MVP and DPOY, won his first NBA championship that season after several years of trying with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He averaged 18.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in six outings, including 26 points in Game 6, to lead his team to the title.
Many thought that the 2008 title was the first of many to come for the Celtics.
However, it was an uphill battle trying to recapture his magic.
Kevin Garnett suffered a season-ending injury the following season after starting the season at 44–12.
The team also lost to the Orlando Magic in the second round of the playoffs that season in seven games.
From there, the team eventually began losing its key players from that championship team.
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