As the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics jump center on their Eastern Conference semifinal series, the subplots and storylines fly like a high-arcing, Ray Allen 3-pointer. And amongst the shots being launched, a comparison of the two “Big Three”‘s.
During the summer of 2007, Boston imported Allen, and Kevin Garnett, to join resident incumbent Paul Pierce, in a series of signings that would ultimately see the Celts go green, en route to the franchise’s 17th title.
On the surface, this all seems similar. Why then, did the Celtics become such a neat and clean feel-good story, while the Heat felt so dirty? Perhaps it comes down to “The Decision,” and “The Exultation.”
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