The Celtics have had a whirlwind of change hit them the past few weeks.
It has become more and more inevitable that Kyrie Irving will not return to the team next season. This past week, Al Horford opted out of the final year of his contract with the Celtics. There was an assumption he would sign a team-friendly deal with the team, but negotiations broke down, and there are reports the Mavericks will offer him a 4-year, $112 million contract in free agency; translation: he gone.
Well… it looks like the Kyrie Irving Era is coming to a close in Boston.
Some may have come to that conclusion a month ago, others (like myself) held out faith he would search the landscape of the NBA and find he wanted to stay in Boston, but reports are indicating Kyrie is all but gone.
Thank God I’m just a bandwagon Bruins fan because that list would have devastated me! Listen, I love sports as much as the next guy but hockey isn’t for me. Maybe next season that’ll change and I’ll understand the game more. But as of now, what should be a kick in the nuts 4-1 loss in a Game 7 feels like a love tap for now.
In this post, I’ll be joined by fellow writer Nick. We’ll be discussing things to look forward to (unless your a Red Sox fan) this summer. Yes, Boston just won 2 championships, but the grind doesn’t stop and neither do we! Let’s get this bad bitch rolling.
*Disclaimer: This was written before game 6 so the NBA side may change. Updates may occur as well. Enjoy!
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”
The Celtics have been under the microscope in the East ever since they emerged as potential contenders again under Brad Stevens. They were obviously in a rebuilding stage when the Celtics parted ways with long time coach Doc Rivers, who saw only one championship with them in 2008. It did not come as a surprise when Brad Stevens, the former Butler head coach that brought the team to their first Final Four in school history, went 25-57 in his first year. The actual surprise was the Celtics never missing the playoffs every season after that.Brad Stevens is remarkable at utilizing the players he has and setting them up to succeed through well-crafted play calling. As his roster grew each year with more and more talent, he was able to improve their playoff success. With the All-Star break over and the playoff push in full effect, I wanted to see how the Celtics have fared in the past five years during this time; the pattern is surprising.Continue reading “Celtics Post All-Star Break History”