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The truth isn't always black and white for Celtics

Looking beyond the black-white issues of the 1980s, the bigger truths about the Celtics make them a team African-Americans should root for, J.A. Adande writes.

Originally Published: December 19, 2007
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Now that the Boston Celtics matter again for the first time since Starter jackets were cool, we need to clear up the old misconception that rooting for them to win the championship would be like rooting for Vanilla Ice to win a Grammy.

The Celtics' acquisition of Kevin Garnett and their early-season success have stirred up some conflicted feelings in the black community. I've seen it in e-mail chains, heard it in phone calls. African-Americans would like to root for these Celtics, ...

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