Those celtics team(s) were amazing. Their offense was beautiful and their defense was suffocating. The year after they won when KG got hurt they were on their way to being an all-time single season team. They were basically playing perfect basketball. The backbone of that defense was KG and Perk together; they manned the interior with as much tenacity and chemistry as you will ever see in a frontcourt pairing.
And there weren’t and still aren’t 6'11 ball handlers “like lamar odom.” Almost every big would be better playing next to lamar odom.