Appreciate Greatness

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The Warriors have a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers (Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Even without Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors are on the doorstep of another NBA Finals appearance.

Hating the Warriors is easy, everyone has at some point in these past 5 years. From winning, to beating your team, to winning championships, and adding Kevin Durant the one year they lost in the Finals… they leave a sour taste in people’s mouths at times; but you cannot deny their greatness. Continue reading “Appreciate Greatness”

Conference Finals Predictions

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The Eastern Conference Finals will feature the two best players in the conference, as Giannis and Kawhi square off for a trip to the NBA Finals (Credit: AP)

Wow.

I think we can all agree that the second round was one of the best rounds of playoff basketball in recent memory.  We get years where the Conference Finals and NBA Finals are great, but those are only 1-2 matchups max.  This year, minus the horrendous Bucks-Celtics series (which started off with so much potential), we saw the Warriors and Rockets play 6 compelling games, then we saw Denver-Portland and Philadelphia-Toronto each go 7 games.  Each Game 7 lived up to the hype, first with C.J. McCollum helping lead Portland from a 17-point deficit with 37 points, which included a mid-range shot late to seal a victory.  Later in the evening, we saw another close came come down to the final seconds, ending with Kawhi Leonard hitting one of the most iconic buzzer beaters in NBA history; Damian Lillard hit his amazing buzzer beater 3 weeks ago today, and to think it was topped already… is everyone having fun yet!? Continue reading “Conference Finals Predictions”

Have Some Perspective

We all watched it, it was awful.

As a Celtics fan, to see this team crumple the way it did against the Milwaukee Bucks was beyond disappointing.

In hindsight, they showed us this was possible all season. Every time you thought they figured it out, like when they went 10-1 run during the middle of the season (only loss to the Warriors) to move to the third seed in the conference, they quickly would take step backs and put a sour taste in your mouth.

The same story happened this postseason. After sweeping the Pacers and stealing Game 1 against the Bucks by over 20 points, it looked they might have finally “flipped the switch.”  Less than 2 weeks later, the team is now done for the season, leaving even more questions than one could have imagined.

That’s the 2018-2019 Boston Celtics for you. Continue reading “Have Some Perspective”

How to say ‘Coward’ in 5 Different Languages

Spanish: Cobarde

Portuguese: Covarde

Somali: Fulayo

German: Feigling

Japanese: 臆病者

With the Celtics now down 3-1 to the Bucks, the ride is almost over for these heartless cowards. From being ranked 2nd best in the preseason behind the Warriors to now being the laughing stock of the NBA.

All season long the Celtics have told us to expect great things in the postseason. Jaylen Brown expects five championships by the time he’s 28, and it looks like thats not happening this year, or any time soon. But I don’t blame his hubris too much, even though the team has done nothing to prove they can get to the promise land, let alone win there. I put some of the blame on the supposed leader of the team. Mr. Kyrie Irving. Continue reading “How to say ‘Coward’ in 5 Different Languages”

Chris Paul has not justified his contract

The Warriors currently hold a 2-0 series lead against the Rockets.

Houston has done a lot of talking the past two seasons of wanting to face/beat the Warriors. Last year, you could say Chris Paul’s injury was the reason the Rockets lost in Game 7, but I’m calling bullshit. First off, remember the Warriors were missing Andre Iguodala. Second, and more importantly, Houston was 7 for 44 from three, including 27 misses in a row, in a 9-point loss will kill you. Imagine they had made three more of those? We might be talking about the Warriors collapsing. Instead, we talk about the refs being the cause of the Rockets choking and not because they’re simply not built for this. Continue reading “Chris Paul has not justified his contract”

Refs are Horrible, Get Over It

I won’t deny it, of course I’ve blamed the refs on a few games where my teams lost. The missed travel call on Pau Gasol in the 2010 NBA Finals (there’s no video for this); Jimmy Butler getting a call on a late Marcus Smart shooting foul to decide the game; Every no-call on every Gronk play ever; Armando Galarraga’s near-perfect game; Every Angel Hernandez call ever. (I could go on.) Continue reading “Refs are Horrible, Get Over It”

R.I.P. John Havlicek (1940 – 2019)

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The Ohio native was one of the best players in Celtics history (Credit: Manny Rubio/USA Today Sports)

Some sad news to report: Celtics legend John Havlicek has passed away at the age of 79

Havlicek joined the Boston Celtics during the midst of their dynasty in 1962, selected 7th overall in that year’s NBA Draft (the last pick of the first round folks).

He was actually drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1962 too, but after some practices there, he decided basketball was where his future was going to be. Continue reading “R.I.P. John Havlicek (1940 – 2019)”