By Craig Kwasniewski
Reality of the Garnett trade finally sunk in with me as soon as I saw video of him throwing out the first pitch at Fenway. Congratulations to Danny Ainge for turning the C's from lottery losers to instant Eastern Conference contenders. The NBA's at its best when franchises like Boston, Chicago, New York and the Lakers are relevant.
Still, as a Laker season ticket holder, I'm excited for Boston yet thoroughly depressed. While Ainge showed moxie for pulling off both the KG and Allen trades, the Lakers are busy trying to dominate the feel good story category (with D-Fish and the emotional story about his daughter, the retarded point guard in Sasha Vujacic and now the Cody Karl signing, who recovered from cancer). The Lakers might not win a lot of games, but you'll feel very guilty if you dare boo them.
Anyway, this isn't about the Lakers, it all about KG. Here's some photos from his day at Fenway: