My Summer Lair Chapter #189: What’s Your Favourite Moment Of The Boston Big Three Era?
On July 31, 2007, the Boston Celtics traded for Kevin Garnett to solidify their Big Three. As a team they’d go on to win 1 championship while contributing to Boston’s dynasty mythology across all sports. (Though that’s mostly Tom Brady’s work.)
Written by Boston sportswriter Michael Holley; The Big Three is his 7th book having previously written about Brady, Belichick and the Red Sox.
Michael Holley is man with a Christian faith and that faith makes him an ideal sports writer.
As an analogy spiritual faith mirrors the passion and joy fans have for their NBA team. And yet for all the hope and faith and prayers—answered and unanswered—for all the preaching and teaching; the burden of prophecy and the weight of legacy: sometimes a team needs a miracle. Or two. Or three.
Miracles are spiritual surprise parties and in sports miracles are so uplifting.
And the way it all happened in this book The Big Three first with the Celtics being sold, new owners…hiring Danny Ainge…right up to the trades to assemble the championship winning team really was a miracle.
So I guess this book and this My Summer Lair conversation is the autopsy of a miracle.
Michael Holley @ W • T • F
Host & Photography Sammy Younan
Recorded: Tuesday February 18, 2021 at 5:30 pm
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