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C's dubbed 'Best Team'

Posted by Chris Forsberg, Boston.com Staff  July 17, 2008 08:44 AM

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The Celtics' championship celebration tour rolled into Los Angeles Wednesday night, where the Green were honored with the "Best Team" award during a taping of the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre (which, ironically, sits in the shadow of the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, who the Celtics topped in the NBA Finals).

Among the attendees for the Celtics: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kendrick Perkins, Glen "Big Baby" Davis, Leon Powe, Brian Scalabrine, Gabe Pruitt, Sam Cassell, and James Posey (who, earlier in the day, inked a four-year deal with the New Orleans Hornets).

Check out a photo gallery from the event. Here's a short blurb on the event from the Associated Press:

The NBA-champion Boston Celtics have won the team award at the 16th annual ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.

The awards were presented Wednesday night, and the show airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

The Celtics won an unprecedented 17th title in June with a victory over the LA Lakers. The Celtics went 66 and 16 in the regular season.

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