Tuesday, February 13, 2007
What Sucks...The Boston Celtics
18 L’s in a row.
How do you lose 18 in a row? Don't you eventually have to play the Knicks?
This is a franchise that has won 16 World Championships. Jerseys of Russell, Havlicek, Cowens, Bird, Parrish, McHale and Dennis Johnson hang from the rafters and now Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers are making Isiah Thomas look good.
Things have not gone well for the Celts in the past- the recent passing of Red Auerbach, the premature deaths of Len Bias and Reggie Lewis, and of course Bob Cousy and Larry Bird being in "Blue Chips". But this is especially hard. Tommy Heinsohn is so upset he's barely able to drink, and he hasn’t made eye contact with anyone since November. Cornbread Maxwell and Bill Walton are even reminiscing about their days with the Clippers.
Look at this roster. Other than Paul Pierce who would even start on the White Shadow's Carver High team?
Would you take current center Al Jefferson over Warren Coolidge? Does Sabastian Telfair start over Morris Thorpe? Even Salami at the small forward is a better option that Wally World at this point in his career. And putting Curtis Jackson on the court over Brian Scalapine is a no brainer, even though Jackson was killed in the White Shadow's final season.
The final 5 go like this...
SG: Paul Pierce
First guy off the bench: Hayward or Gerald Green.
And coach Ken Reeves definitely over Doc Rivers.