With Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett set to play together for Boston Celtics, things are looking optimistic for the most decorated team in NBA. But personally, I’m not really excited about the combination. Individually speaking, all three of them are really good and talented players, but the question is about the team chemistry. Garnett used to be the main man of Minnesota Timberwolves and Allen was the go-to-guy of Seattle Supersonics and before these two players came to Boston, Pierce was the star of Celtics. If the team cannot connect as a cohesive unit, then the Celtics will have a very big problem in their hands. With three aging superstars in their roster, they need to win the championship fast, or else they will lose their remaining chances because age is clearly catching up with Pierce, Allen and Garnett.
Winning is the only option. -Kevin Garnett
The Boston Celtics turned into contender overnight with the arrival of Garnett and Allen. Some people believe that Celtics will be the Eastern champs and ultimately the NBA champs, but some are doubtful about the team’s chemistry. As I’ve said, I’m not really thrilled to see these three big superstars in one team. Everytime I see them, I can’t stop comparing them to the stellar roster of the 2004 Los Angeles Lakers team. Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Shaquille O’neal were in that team but they were easily dismantled in the NBA finals by the underdog Detroit Pistons. If Celtics really want to bring the gold and glory back in Boston, they need to blend their new superstars quick and have the perfect chemistry that will make the three superstars co-exist in one ball club. Team chemistry and camaraderie are equally important as individual skills and talent.
As for now, all we can do is wait for the season and see how it goes for Boston Celtics.
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