Why the Boston Celtics?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I've never liked basketball growing up, well. I don't like sports at all. I was in high school when a friend challenged me to an NBA live '08 and I lose the game. I don't remember the team that I used but I remember the star player that crushed my team, Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics. 




Few weeks later, I found myself installing the same game on my Desktop. In fact, I learned the game from the game, playing and fouling, pressing random buttons and later on I learned the right terms. 

After awhile, I familiarized myself with the game, with the team. The Boston Celtics. From Coach Doc Rivers to the sharp shooter, Ray Allen, the Defensive monster, Kevin Garnett, Franchise star, Paul Pierce and the evolving, Rajon Rondo.




2010-2011 NBA Finals. A match between a rivalry, Boston Celtics vs Los Angeles Lakers. It's the first time that I tuned in a Finals game, I'm so pumped that I even create a fan poster online. Well, we lost the series. But the was the time that I became passionate about the team. I learned much from their 17 Championship. The Bill Russell Finals MVP Origin and the story of sign and trade which creates one of the most dominating big three the Pierce - Allen - Garnett era. Eventually, that time came and the stars were getting old. Ray Allen leaves Boston to Miami, then, Doc Rivers signed for Los Angeles Clippers. At that time, Rajon Rondo, became my favorite player.  





During the 2014 season, the team trades Paul Pierce. Kevin Garnett Jason Terry and D.J. White to the Brooklyn Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and future draft picks 2014, 2016, 2018 and the right to swap first round picks for 2017. It appears to be a dumb move by the Celtics, trading their star players for future, unsure, draft picks. Well, Danny Ainge is for sure a genius General Manager. It looks like Celtics were the one winning.


2018 - Unsure - More probably a high pick 


2017 - 1st Overall pick
2016 - 3rd overall pick - Jaylen Brown


2014 - 17th overall pick - James Young
Celtics Head Coach - Brad Stevens
And they had a new coach, the great Brad Stevens. After the trade, the Celtics looks awful. Their star player was Rajon Rondo (which was traded to Dallas Maverick for Jae Crowder) and Jeff Green (To the Memphis Grizzles) is the leading scorer. Several trades happened afterwards and young players have developed. They ended up with this line up. 



But Brad Stevens saw a potential from Isaiah Thomas, also known as Mr. Irrelevant (for being the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft) and bring him to the starting line up. With this new line up, the Celtics ended up in the Playoffs. 

2015 - 7th seed - Lost to Cavs (4) in the first round. 
2016 - 5th seed - Lost to Hawks (4) in the first round.
2017 - 1st seed - Cavs leads 3 - 1 Conference Finals.

This is their current line up:

Isaiah Thomas - Top 5 MVP candidate, 2-time NBA All star, Mr. 4th quarter (Ave. 10+ points in the 4th) 3rd highest points per game in the league behind Westbrook and Harden. 
Avery Bradley - Became one of the best defensive guards in the league
Jae Crowder - One of the underrated defensive forwards
Amir Johnson - Defensive Anchor 
Al Horford - 4x NBA All star, All NBA Third Team.




The Boston Celtics still lacks something, rebounding. And there's too much disrespect from the league and the fans. But the real Boston Celtics fans know how they work. Because It's Not Luck. Seeing tweets, watching commentaries and hearing from other fans. They always mock the Celtics that appears to be winning by luck. And they always prove them wrong. Lead by Isaiah Thomas, who's proving something all his life. From being the last pick and the shortest guy in the league to becoming a scoring little guy and averaging more than 10 points per game in the fourth quarter (higher than 200+ players per game) and an elite star (2x NBA All star). 

They said that the Celtics will never overcome the Cavs in the 1st seed. They had the first seed.
Celtics down 0 - 2 against Chicago Bulls in the first round and I've been hearing sweep. They advances to the second round while our star player lost his sister in a tragic accident. 
Wizards in 7 against the Celtics? Conference Finals while Isaiah Thomas injured his shoulder.
Either of the 2, Celtics vs Wizard, they will still be swept by the Cavs next round. Just erased the 20+ point deficit with a game winner from Avery Bradley and without the star player Isaiah Thomas. 

I'm satisfied on where they are right now, they even had a chance to swing this playoff around. In fact, they destroyed an emerging NBA record for having 2 teams from both conferences sweeping they way to the Finals. But, if they will be lost against the Cavs, that's okay. They have the star power, LeBron, Kyrie and Kevin. And the team were stacked. We only have an Injured Star player and a former all star, but for sure after their stellar performance this playoffs. They will surely be more aggressive next season. Not to mention that they have cap space for Gordon Hayward and other star forward, emerging developments from our young players. Ahem, the first overall pick and the burning hearts of the Celtics.

We're not going anywhere. #ItsNotLuck #LetsGoCeltics




//BleedGreen

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