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At the Buzzer -- It turned out perfect for Celtics

Strange how things work out.

Last year the Boston Celtics finished with the worst record in the NBA and consequently had the most ping pong balls in the lottery.

But they were aced out of the No. 1 pick by the Portland Trail Blazers and fell to the fifth position in the draft.

Undoubtedly, if the Celtics had drawn the top spot, they would have taken All-American center Greg Oden from Ohio State and most likely would not have made the trade for Kevin Garnett.

But Boston general manager Danny Ainge fleeced his former teammate and good buddy Kevin McHale in a trade for Garnett and as they say, the rest is history.

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Speaking of McHale, shouldn’t the Celtics reserve a space for him in Thursday’s victory parade? After all, without McHale, they wouldn’t be world champions today.

Paul Christian

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