06.18.08 9 years ago 24 Comments

At last Boston's long-suffering fans — who endured a heartbreaking Super Bowl loss and hadn't celebrated a championship in almost eight months — can savor a pro sports title.  The Celtics cruised to a 131-92 blowout win against the Lakers, who, faced with a win-or-go-home chance to force a Game 7, opted instead to just not show up.  Kevin Garnett led the way with 26 points and 14 rebounds, Ray Allen also scored 26 (hitting 7-of-9 three-pointers), and Paul Pierce was named Series MVP.

It was an especially emotional moment for Garnett, the former NBA MVP who wallowed in the icy incompetence of Minnesota for a decade before coming to Boston.  KG bellowed, "Anything is possible!!!" during his post-game interview with Michele Tafoya (video here), displeasing his adidas reps, who had insisted on "Impossible is nothing."  He also seemed to have it in for his naysayers, shouting, "I'm certified!  I'm certified!" as if not winning a championship was the last thing wannabe pundits could hold against him.

Well, not so fast, Kev.  You've always had a rep for not being the "finisher" in the 4th quarter.  And where were you for the last 4:01 of this game, with the NBA Finals on the line?  On the bench, watching your teammates seal the victory.  Good luck living that one down, loser.  Go blow the mascot some more.

Around The Web

The Fascinating Rise Of Third Man Records As The Most Influential Vinyl Label In America

03.21.17 4 days ago 2 Comments

A Little Booze And A Lot Of Big Ideas Are Keeping Movie Theaters Relevant

03.17.17 1 week ago 7 Comments

The Unheralded True Story Of The NBA’s First Black Player

03.14.17 2 weeks ago

How TV And Evolving Media Technology Changed The American Presidency

03.07.17 3 weeks ago 2 Comments

How The Spice Girls’ Legacy Of ‘Girl Power’ Paved The Way For Women To Dominate Pop

02.27.17 4 weeks ago 4 Comments

How Keeping Austin Weird Turned Into A Widespread Phenomenon

02.15.17 1 month ago 12 Comments

How Kevin Gates Went From Underground To Platinum In A Year And Changed The Game In The Process

02.02.17 2 months ago 6 Comments

Look For The Star: How Starter Jackets Became The Iconic Clothing Of The Early ’90s

01.31.17 2 months ago 10 Comments

‘Dream, Try, Do Good’: The Oral History Of ‘Boy Meets World’

01.31.17 2 months ago 6 Comments

How Frank Barsalona Created The Modern Rock Concert And Got Himself Into The Hall Of Fame

01.30.17 2 months ago

The Story Behind Gus Fring’s Stunningly Explosive Moment On ‘Breaking Bad’

and 01.30.17 2 months ago 5 Comments

How Toronto’s Boosie Fade Transformed From A Rap DJ Night Into A Digital Movement

01.12.17 2 months ago

Infiltrating The Bills Mafia To Find Out Why Fans Keep Supporting The NFL’s Most Hopeless Team

01.01.17 3 months ago 8 Comments

From Ray Charles To Jimi Hendrix: How Seattle Helped Create R&B And Rock And Roll

01.01.17 3 months ago 6 Comments

‘Stop Crying And Fight Your Father’: ‘Seinfeld’ Writers Tell How Festivus Came To Be

and 12.23.16 3 months ago 12 Comments

The Lasting Impact Of Adidas Tearaway Pants On Hip-Hop And A Hoops Generation

12.08.16 4 months ago 2 Comments

Understanding The History And The Motivations Behind The Standing Rock Protests

12.02.16 4 months ago 6 Comments

How Do We Combat The Intensifying War On Science?

and 11.30.16 4 months ago 30 Comments