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The rise of the Pierce-Allen-Garnett Celtics was a matter of extreme providence; how often is a team able to trade for two Hall of Famers in the same offseason? But not only did a green tidal wave arise from such transactions and sweep over the globe, but the opposition shattered in its wake. The scowling of Pierce and the chest-bumping of Garnett combined with the quickness of Rondo and brute strength of Perkins to transform the young Cleveland Cavaliers into broken Spanish Armada ships: Ohio will never be the same. And, for better or worse, Boston made colonization in the NBA cool. If your original franchise lacks natural resources, then go forth and plunder, assimilate the locals, and breed piracy.
Boston's shores are green, but they may never be this green again.