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Monday, October 27, 2008

Kevin Garnett Will Unveil New adidas Team Signature Commander Shoes at Boston's Home Opener

Only 17 pairs of Kevin Garnett's new adidas Team Signature shoes will be made--one for each NBA championship that the Boston Celtics have captured. The shoes will be auctioned off at www.celtics.com/shop starting at 8 p.m. EST on October 28 (opening night), with the proceeds benefiting the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, a charity that funds education and community support programs for children in Boston. "Our amazing run to the NBA Championship was a complete team effort including the fans so I wanted to do something for the people of Boston," said Garnett. "The Celtics brotherhood goes far beyond the court. The Boston fans are the heart of our team, so it’s nice to be able to give back to the community that’s given us so much."

The insoles of the shoes include the dates and scores of each 2008 NBA Finals game and the NBA Champions logo. The shoes also include tributes to Garnett's close friends/mentors Kirby Puckett (the baseball Hall of Famer who passed away in 2006) and Malik Sealy (Garnett's Minnesota teammate who died in a car accident in 2000).

Here are a couple photos of the shoes:



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posted by David Friedman @ 4:12 PM

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At Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:09:00 AM, Anonymous Allen said...

As I finished watching the second game tonight, I thought of how tonight neatly highlighted some of the points you've been making all along: Lebron is 1B to Kobe's 1A, Bynum is not the "franchise guy" but and important piece on the Lakers, and the Lakers are definitely the favorites to win the title this year.

 
At Wednesday, October 29, 2008 8:39:00 AM, Blogger David Friedman said...

Allen:

Thank you. I further explored those very same points in my recaps of both of those games, which are on the site now.

 

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