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Celtics embrace their big adventure

Like in '07, team hopes European bonding trip is the start of something special

Updated: October 1, 2012, 6:46 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Fresh off the addition of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics trekked overseas for training camp before the 2007-08 season and forged an immediate bond that players and coaches credited with propelling them to their 17th world title.

What exactly was so special about that trip to London and Rome?

"Their cellphones didn't work, so they actually had to talk to each other on the bus," deadpanned Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "I thought that was nice."

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