|Posted by GreenBanner18 on April 23, 2010 at 11:28 PM|
Let me start off by saying it feels good to be back in my environment. Writing about the C's became limited mid week with the end of the college semester drawing near. Anyways, the Celtics look great. Even with a 29 point blow out win without Kevin Garnett, a game 1 come from behind (14 points down) victory, and a game 3 game winning shot to go up 3-0 in the series against the Heat, the Celtics still aren't earning the respect they may deserve.
But honestly.. Who cares? If you are a true Celtics fan and you think the team can do it, that is all that matters. The last thing I need is someone kissing the rear end of one of the C's players and saying he is what is going to carry the team to a championship.
It bothered me at first. About mid season when everyone had already written off the Celtics and a Cavs vs. Lakers Finals matchup was "imminent", I was angered that people didn't think Boston could get the job done. I watch a lot of NBA basketball, so I watched nationally televised games on TNT and ESPN. All the talk was about all game was Lebron, and the Lakers. Even if the matchup was Warriors vs. Hawks or something, somehow the Cavs and Lakers made it into the conversation and how they were the best teams.
That is great. Good for them. Clearly they know what they are talking about since last year the Cavs were going to the Finals and the Celtics were likely to be bounced in the 1st round this year.
Quite frankly, the Celtics will never get the respect and they don't need it. They "were supposed" to lose to the Lakers in the 08 Finals and look how that turned out. That's why they play the game. If you have the heart, determination and energy that the C's have right now, the sky is the limit. The Garden has new life, and atleast in this area (Celtics Nation) of the globe, we believe the Celtics can do it, and that is all that matters.
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