Re: Why root for this team again??
posted at 1/22/2014 12:09 PM EST
In response to painter's comment:
As a major team sport, basketball and hockey are the most physically demanding and basketball the most elegant. There's no interminable wait between pitches, no offensive or defensive teams waiting (doing nothing) on the sideline, and action is only stopped by officiating and television. Watching games when there is some degree of hope that one team will win makes it more exciting as a personal stake in the outcome ups the amount of care, one way or another. Celtics fans have known pleasure and pain from the '50s through a close loss to the Heat, most recently. Accepting defeat is one of life's lessons, surely, but how one accepts defeat is more important and this team hasn't laid down this year, as I've seen it. Yes, too few great players to win a championship, but the display of willingness to play within a team concept from start to finish is admirable. I was watching the Russell era and then the "Sidney Wickes debacle" only as a lead-in to the Bird era. The not so sudden demise of the 11 championship Celtics to a most distatseful period in their history was hard to watch, but we did. We waited (and waded) through the Walker wiggles and kept Pierce (before he was a point DA just had to make) as one of the most productive all-time Celtics, finally rewarding his efforts with a championship and nearly a second one save for 37-17 and injuries removed the possibility after that. So now, the Celtics are starting over - SO WHAT! This is our team, the team that has dominated the NBA since its inception, and because they have fallen on harder times people disclaim their fandom ownership? No way.
I'm sticking with the Celtics, and you can wear a Paul George Pacers t-shirt. Indiananpolis awaits you...
Well.......that was a very nice post up until the end. I'm glad you're enjoying this 13 win team full of people that wont be on the team next year.
Let me ask you a question.....Are you rooting for this team to win or lose? Be honest with your answer.... Don't say something lame again like "This is our team, the team that has dominated the NBA since its inception,"....that's like Yankee fans saying to Sox fans "We have 27 rings so we're the best!!"
Admit it.....you're like everybody else, looking at the standings and hoping the Celts drop BELOW Orlando and Philly in the standings. This is not a 'Celtics team'....this is a team assembled by trades of people that were THROW INS to make the salary portion of it work. The future of this team is not the team you're watching.....the future of this team is the several draft picks yet to be selected.....you know I'm right.