Friday, May 14, 2010

How good are the Celtics?

Item: LeBron played a bad series, especially in Game 5.

Item: Mike Brown might not be able to coach his way out of a paper bag.

Item: Cleveland sports pressure -- and defeatism -- is like it was for Red Sox fans pre-2004, but multiplied across three major sports. And the Cavaliers succumbed to it (again, especially in Game 5).

Unanswered questions for you to address in the comments: Just how good is this Celtics team? And do they have a chance to hang with Orlando?

Your thoughts?


Aaron said...

Shhhhh. It's all Cleveland's fault. There is nothing to see behind the curtain.

Jim Storer said...

Just like the Cleveland series the Celtics need to steal one of the first two games on the road and then it's a series. If Orlando wins them both, they have just enough talent and killer instinct to come into Boston and make it 3-0... an no one ever comes back down 3-0 in a seven game series. Right?


Aaron_Strout said...

1) LeBron is still the most "talented" player that will ever play basketball... however, I'm not saying that he's "the best." Only titles will merit that moniker. However, LeBron was clearly distracted in this one. I think people underestimated how big the "where do I go next" took his eye off the ball.

2) Mike Brown will get one more shot with another team. He will ultimately fail there too and enjoy a long career as a sportscaster on ESPN/TNT.

3) Yeah, Cleveland takes defeatism to a whole new level. At least Boston had the Celtics (and to a small degree, the Bruins) back in the 60s - 80s. Cleveland... not so much.

adamcohen said...

So now that the Celtics showed they have kryptonite for Superman, I hope they don't let up and really go after winning game 2. Nothing more inspiring than overcoming a wake-up call like that.

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