KG landed in China yesterday, and Celtics fans from all over the country came out to meet him. In what really must have been an emotional morning for KG, C’s fans presented him with signs, pictures & other gifts. One fan went as far as to make a custom pair of Celtics Converse All-Stars for the big fella. This is Garnett’s first trip to the country since being traded to Brooklyn, and the fans I spoke to from China are just as heartbroken as we are that he is no longer a Celtic. The support and love will always be there, but some may never get used to him in another uniform.
KG’s main purpose in China is to promote his fourth signature shoe with Anta, the “KG IV” and to try and lure Chinese sponsors for his new team, the Brooklyn Nets. Check out some pics of the new shoe, and other highlights from the first day of Ticket’s trip.