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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 1:45 pm  |  11 responses

Kevin Garnett Passed Jerry West, Paul Pierce Passed Charles Barkley on Scoring List


The Boston Celtics’ two future Hall of Famers made history against the Toronto Raptors last night — Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett moved passed a pair of NBA legends on the all-time scoring list. Afterwards, KG spoke eloquently about his teammate and friend, and their accomplishments. Per WEEI: “After passing Jerry West for 15th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and watching Paul Pierce eschew Charles Barkley in 20th, Kevin Garnett offered a rare glimpse inside the personal relationship of the latest Celtics greats. ‘Paul and I have history, and it’s only right that we come in here and we make history together,’ said Garnett. ‘At 13, 14, we were tearing up his mom’s living room, breaking vases, almost getting our asses whooped. I was with Paul the first time I ever experienced Crenshaw on a Sunday. For y’all who don’t know about Crenshaw on a Sunday, Crenshaw on a Sunday is a big deal. He was taking me out, and we were being 15, 16 years old.’ It might sound like something out of a sitcom, but the soliloquy Garnett delivered after the C’s 112-88 destruction of the Raptors was nothing but pure, honest truth. When Garnett joined Pierce’s AAU team in high school, he stayed with the Celtics captain and his mother in Inglewood, Calif. The rest is literally history. ‘Being able to follow our dream at McDonald’s, having some duration together, trying to go to the same school, obviously going different paths, and then finally meeting up here in Boston, winning the championship, doing the things we’ve been doing since we’ve been here — 20,000 points, now we’re surpassing people that we grew up mimicking and obviously idolizing — it’s special,’ added Garnett. ‘It’s special to do with a personal friend. You know what I mean? Not just a teammate, but a real friend. Someone who knows you, knows your family, knows who you are, where you come from and vice versa. Knows the things that motivate you and push you. I always tell people that I’ve got the greatest seat in the house to watch one of the best players in NBA history put the ball in the basket every night, and it’s special to be able to do it with him.’ Let’s just say the feeling is mutual.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    It’s so difficult to skim an article without paragraphs

  • LLC#12

    I can’t stand Garnett, but I have a lot of respect for the guy. Can’t stand Pierce either, though.

  • KoloradoKobe

    KG is a boss. I love that he’s so eloquent and reflective in his press conferences and in moments like this while on the court he’s a crazy ass rabid dog foaming at the mouth. LOL. Props to him and Truth for the milestone.

  • Max

    Amazing careers.
    Both looking quite similar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    People dont really remember that he wanted nothing to do with Boston until Ray Allen got there lol. So i take the whole wanting to play together since forever thing with a grain of salt, because it almost was not going to happen thanks to KG.

  • Kris

    its like the editors here were born yesterday. it literally takes less than 30 seconds to separate paragraphs

  • paid by SLAM to write articles

    what on earth is a paragraph?

  • Dymez

    Is Charles working TNT tonight? I can already hear it.

    Shaq: “Looks like another one has passed you up, Chuck.”

  • http://twitter.com/DPisWill DePaul Williams

    I knew KG spent some time in LA but I had no clue he was that close to PP

  • AndyK415

    Yes, SLAM please do paragraphs!

  • Zabbah

    Mutoni does paragraphs. give respect where respect is due

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