About a month ago (yeah the NBA playoffs are riduclously long), everyone was saying how the Boston Celtics would be lucky to beat the Heat and reach round 2. Myself included, it seemed to be the talk of the town as to how Boston was just embarrasing and painful to watch. Hell, even Celtic fan and Twitter legend Bill Simmons ripped them apart on an hourly basis. I was loving all the talk of Boston’s “run” (what did it last, a year and a half?) being done with. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching Ray Allen drill three’s in his sleep and I used to be a big Rasheed Wallace fan when he was on the Hawks for literally 24 hours, as I just so happened to be in attendance of his only game donning an ATL jersey. Aside from those two, I hate the Celtics. Kevin Garnett is the biggest scumbag in the NBA, and I’m pretty sure that he should be checked in to a mental institution. Paul Peirce probably goes home and cries to his mother every night because he missed a shot or tweaked his ankle. I would have more respect for the C’s if they actually played Brian Scalabrine in games they weren’t losing by 26. Or if they acted like he existed for once. Just watch him get completely denied by his own teammates at the end of this video. ****ed up (he’s wearing the suit).
Anyway, I’m absolutely stunned that the Celtics went from having one foot in the grave all season long to being up 1-0
in the Eastern Conference Finals. Maybe they really were just resting up all season so they were at maximum strength for the post season. How they managed to beat the Cavaliers I have absolutely no idea. I think it was just more of the Cavs beating themselves by obliterating each other’s mothers, having a 900 year old Shaq on their team, the real Mo Williams showing himself, and Antawn Jamison proving why he was just an average player with great stats on a shitty team for all of those years (soon to be Chris Bosh).
If Boston somehow manages to get past what I think is the most complete team in the NBA in the Orlando Magic, I will have to give major props to a team that I thought might lose to the Heat. Every post season a player has a coming out party. This year it’s Rajon Rondo who dominated the Cavs and will look to do so vs. the Magic. Although it will be much, much harder to do against Jameer Nelson, who’s been equally awesome in 2010′s playoffs. I’m rootin’ for a Magic vs. Suns Finals, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Celtics keep surprising people and repeat what they did in 2008.