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Kevin Garnett said the Boston Celtics‘ elimination of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 2010 NBA playoffs “broke” LeBron James and led to his choice of the Miami Heat in free agency that summer.
Garnett explained during an appearance on The Bill Simmons Podcast that series set the stage for the memorable seven-game clash between the Celtics and Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals:
“The C’s, we didn’t give a f–k about LeBron,” he said.
Garnett also suggested James and the Heat won that memorable 2012 postseason encounter because the NBA had an “agenda.”
“The league knew that they had an agenda in which we wasn’t part of the agenda. You understand? Right,” he said. “And that’s how they ended up winning that series