Sunday marked the 10-year anniversary of Kevin Garnett's one and only NBA championship. It came in his first season with the Celtics, in 2007-08, after the Wolves dealt him in the offseason and embarked on a rebuilding project that looked mostly like the longest and worst episode of HGTV's "Fixer Upper" in history but has finally started to take shape a decade later.
Boston united Garnett with fellow veterans Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, sprinkled in young point guard Rajon Rondo and some killer defense (aided by associate head coach Tom Thibodeau) and embarked on a dramatic turnaround from 24 wins to 66 wins.
The Celtics eventually knocked off the Lakers in six games in the NBA Finals. But more importantly, a triumphant and euphoric Garnett conducted one of the best and most famous postgame interviews ever — including the bellowing of the phrase, "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!"
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