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What they were thinking

What they were thinking: KG gives back

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, giving away food and other items at the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan as part of teammate Keyon Dooling’s Gametyme Foundation, Feb. 11, 2012.

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.

Up today: Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, giving away food and other items at the Mildred Avenue Community Center in Mattapan as part of teammate Keyon Dooling’s Gametyme Foundation, Feb. 11, 2012.

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Garnett: “This is a lot of fun. I used to be a stock boy, so it brings back memories. Even though we had a game last night and we’re running on fumes right now, we won today in the community. We’re here to put a smile on people’s faces. To offer a little bit of your time, effort, and heart to people goes a long way. It’s important to give back, and I’m just happy to be a part of it. We’re players and a lot of people don’t get to see us unless we’re in the venue playing. It’s a great day, man. When I walked in here, I lit up like I was on a playground and I was 5 years old.’’

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