Can KG’s jersey retirement ceremony motivate Tatum and Brown? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
Kevin Garnett’s jersey retirement ceremony gave Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown a glimpse of what it’s like to be immortalized in Boston lore.
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The Boston Celtics legend raised his No. 5 to the TD Garden rafters during an electrifying ceremony Sunday evening. The celebration showed Tatum and Brown exactly what Garnett preached back in 2008 — that “anything is possible” and they also have what it takes to become C’s greats.
Will Tatum and Brown gain any motivation from KG’s ceremony as they continue their promising careers? Chris Forsberg and Abby Chin discussed on a new episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast.
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“At first I kind of chuckled at the notion of, OK, would anyone take anything away from (the ceremony),” Forsberg said. “But within moments after it ended, Rob Williams is tweeting about motivation. If I’m Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown and I’m watching that, what is my takeaway beyond, ‘Oh this is cool, I’m watching a Celtics legend get his number retired’?
Chin believes watching KG’s celebration — plus the Hall of Famer’s unmatched intensity — will have a lasting effect on Tatum and Brown.
“I think we saw it just with Jayson. He mentioned it going to All-Star weekend when they celebrated the 75th anniversary team,” Chin said. “He said just being surrounded by those legends is a memory he will never forget, and I think that is an inspiration itself. …
“The singular intensity in which KG just goes through his life but also once he’s on the basketball court raising that to another level and seeing that depicted. I mean, his conversation with Scal, how animated he was telling those stories, going back into those moments and just how dialed in and focused and intense. … I think that has to have an impact on anyone. I do think that will inspire them and just seeing that number raised to the rafters as well.”
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Publish date : 2022-03-14 23:43:00
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