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Irish Coffee: ‘The Association’ observations (Episode 3)

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Episode 3 of “The Association: Boston Celtics [1]” didn’t disappoint. Filmed in the midst of all the drama surrounding Kevin Garnett [2]‘s on-court antics, the Celtics All-Star forward became the focal point of the show. We got some rare glimpses of Garnett behind the scenes, like running the beaches in his hometown of Malibu and looking out over the Pacific Ocean. He gave us some true gems that could only come from the mind of KG:

Garnett may have been the focus of the episode, but his supporting cast should get some Bust Supporting Actor nominations, too. Here are a few more observations:

For Episodes 1 and 2 of “The Association: Boston Celtics,” click here [13] and here [14].

KEVIN GARNETT: ‘IT’S BEEN A TOUGH COUPLE OF DAYS’

Speaking of Garnett, he published an entry [15] to his Anta blog over the weekend, recapping the first few legs of the Celtics’ West Coast road trip. Here’s what he had to say:

CELTICS INTERESTED IN TROY MURPHY [20] & MIKE BIBBY [21]

Because March 1 is the deadline for players currently under contract to be waived and still remain playoff eligible, the rumor mill surrounding the buyout market is churning. Obviously, because the Celtics have available roster spots they’ll be linked to just about everybody.

The Washington Post reported [22] the Celtics are among three teams interested in Mike Bibby:

Bibby makes $5.8 million this season and is on the books for $6.4 million next season. Bibby would have to sacrifice a lot of money and get waived by Tuesday in order to be eligible to join a playoff team this season. … Portland, Miami and Boston are reportedly interested in signing Bibby if he can reach an agreement.

The San Jose Mercury News reported [23] free agent Troy Murphy will sign with the Heat or C’s:

The Warriors have reached a buyout agreement with Troy Murphy that will pay him less than 100 percent of his remaining salary, according to multiple sources. … The two clear leaders for him are Miami and Boston, who both already are campaigning for a deal.

Keeping Bibby and Murphy away from the Heat might be even more important than having them on the Celtics roster.

(Have a question, concern or conception for tomorrow’€™s Irish Coffee or a future mailbag? Send an e-mail tobrohrbach@weei.com [24] or a Twitter message to @brohrbach [25].)