… where even LeBron James says the Celtics are bored.
The Cavaliers punished the Celtics last month, crushing them by 21-points in the fourth quarter. The Celtics would go on to lose to the Nets, Bucks and Grizzlies, looking inspired for some stretches and aloof at others.
Apparently, James noticed, telling the always-sharp Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:
“To me, the Celtics look bored with the regular season,” James said. “I’m not saying they’ve tanked the regular season, I’m just saying an experienced team like Boston has so much talent, they know how to win in the playoffs. Just looking at them, they look like they’re ready for a new challenge.”
“Any time you have a team that has so many guys who can put the ball in the basket and can decide to really defend they are dangerous,” James said. “They are ready for a challenge and that would be the playoffs. Last year in the playoffs they didn’t have KG, so it wasn’t a fair shot. That’s looking at them from the outside. I may be wrong, but I know basketball and I know those guys.”