ROME -- The fierce intensity is still all too obvious in the three-squad, take-no-prisoners scrimmages that have ended every Boston Celtics practice here at the Palafonte practice facility on the outskirts of Rome all week.
But make no mistake, it was not only the uniform that Kevin Garnett changed when he made his blockbuster move from the Minnesota Timberwolves this summer.
Meet the new KG: media-friendly, jovial, Euro-centric and ... committed soccer fan.
Garnett, 31, has found himself at the center of much of the Celtics' promotional activity in this, the first part of their ten-day NBA Europe Live training camp and exhibition tour that features games against the Toronto Raptors in Rome Saturday and the Minnesota Timberwolves at London's O2 Arena next Wednesday.
it might be odd for a laker fan to be rooting for the celtics but i wouldn't mind seeing KG get a ring before he goes. I'm pretty sure in the long run we'll (LAL) end up with more titles than them anyway
How? You said the Sixers will finish last in the division. So the potential of a top 3 pick exists. Sixers will have cash to spend in 2008 offseason and can lure one of those players by throwing cash. Gilbert more than likely will bolt. Brand? Dunno.