I haven’t lost my religion. Actually, I never had a religion until about a week ago. Being a Celtics fanatic and having a great passion for the team and the game of basketball, my new religion is based on my god Kevin Garnett.
While changing my religion to follow a basketball player seems quite unfathomable (and it is certainly a stretch of the truth), every Celtics fan should believe that Kevin is the savior of a team decimated just a few years ago with a record of 24-58. In the past 2 years, when Kevin was injured, the Celtics have been 23-13. This is a fine record, and would be still one of the best teams in the league. But, with Garnett in the lineup they are 75-27, which is absolutely incredible. With Garnett in the lineup they have about three times as many wins than when he’s not in the lineup, and only two times as many losses.
Garnett makes every player on the floor better, leading with his heart. He is the most passionate, energetic player I’ve ever seen. His love for the game can only be matched by the likes of Pistol Pete, a man who played for ten hours every day and lived to show the fans how fun and creative basketball could be.
Garnett’s rare love for his teammates allows the team to have cohesiveness rarely seen at the professional level. Even his talent — and he is one of the most talented players in the NBA — is hidden beneath the shadows of his excitment and love. He is the absolute epitome of a teammate.
Kevin is a floor general, a coach on the floor. He has brought much joy to the Celtics community, due to his kind heart and rather frightening skills.
So please bow down on your knees, praise the lord for bringing your team such a talent, and join the Church of Garnett.