Kevin Garnett: 2010 Celtics ‘Didn’t Give a F–k About LeBron’ in NBA Playoffs

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BOSTON, MA - MAY 9: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs on May 9, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2010 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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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