How Boston built the ‘New Big 3’ and changed the NBA for years to come

At the start of summer in 2007, the Boston Celtics were a fun if mostly boring team that in no way reflected the greatness of the franchise’s storied past, But by the start of the 2007-08 NBA season, then- President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge had transformed the team into the juggernaut that would win the 2008 NBA Championship.

Ainge himself had been a part of the team helmed by the last so-called “big three” of Celtics history while playing alongside Hall of Famers Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish. By adding two more future Hall of Famers (Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen) to a third in Paul Pierce, Boston was back in business, and three-star super teams were back on the scene.

To tell you the tale of how it happened, the folks over at The Score put together this short documentary embedded below.

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