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The big three : Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and the rebirth of the Boston Celtics / Michael Holley.

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Derby Public Library 796.323 HOL (Text to phone) 34047150109651 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport 796.323 HOLLEY (Text to phone) 34000147983555 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport 796.323 HOLLEY (Text to phone) 34000147983548 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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Newfield Branch - Bridgeport 796.323 HOLLEY (Text to phone) 34000147983563 Adult Nonfiction In process -
Newfield Branch - Bridgeport 796.323 HOLLEY (Text to phone) 34000147989057 Juvenile Nonfiction In process -
North Branch - Bridgeport 796.323 HOLLEY (Text to phone) 34000147983530 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/23/2021
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 796.323 HOL (Text to phone) 34005148700551 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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Includes bibliographical resources and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
It's a new game -- Pivot -- Smart and hungry -- Attacked -- Three long nights -- Seeing red -- Boston connections -- Ubuntu -- Graduation -- Anything is possible -- Grounded -- The hard way to LA -- Decisions -- Broken brotherhood -- The final push -- Renewal.
Summary, etc.:
"The first of "The Big Three" was Paul Pierce. As Boston Celtics fans watched the team retire Pierce's jersey in a ceremony on February 11, 2018, they remembered again the incredible performances Pierce put on in the city for fifteen years, helping the Celtics escape the bottom of their conference to become champions and perennial championship contenders. But Pierce's time in the city wasn't always so smooth. In 2000, he was stabbed in a downtown nightclub eleven times in a seemingly random attack. Six years later, remaining the sole star on a struggling team, he asked to be traded and briefly became a lightning rod among fans. Then, in 2007, the Boston Celtics General Manager made two monumental trades, bringing Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Boston. A press conference on July 31, 2007 was a sight to behold: Pierce, KG, and Ray Allen holding up Celtics jerseys for the flood of media. Coach Doc Rivers made sure the team bonded over the thought of winning a title and living by a Bantu term called Ubuntu, which translates as "I am because we are." Rivers wanted to make it clear that togetherness and brotherhood would help them maximize their talent and win. What came next -- the synthesis of the Celtics' "Big Three" and their dominant championship run -- cemented their standing as one of great teams in NBA history, a rival to Kobe Bryant's Lakers and LeBron James's Cavaliers. This is the team that brought excitement back to the Garden, and therefore to one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. They met their historic rivals, the Lakers, in the 2008 NBA Finals, winning the series in Game 6, in a rout on their home court with a raucous, concert-like atmosphere. Along the victory parade route, Paul Pierce smoked a cigar -- as a tribute to legendary former Celtics Coach Red Auerbach. In a city now defined by a wealth of championships, "The Big Three" joined the club. Michael Holley, the premier chronicler of Boston sports, brings their story to life with countless untold stories and behind-the-scenes details in another bestselling tome for New England and sports fans across the country."--Amazon.
Subject: Pierce, Paul.
Garnett, Kevin, 1976-
Allen, Ray, 1975-
Boston Celtics (Basketball team) > History.
National Basketball Association > History.
Basketball > Massachusetts > Boston > History.
Basketball players > Massachusetts > Boston > History.
Basketball teams > Massachusetts > Boston > History.

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