Friday, June 28, 2013

What a Week!

What a week.  No Stanley Cup, no more A-Ran, no more Doc, no more Paul or Kevin.  Not the best week for what has been a fantastic run of New England sports.  Did anyone see this coming?  This week was crazy enough to get me out of my blogging hiatus (round of applause).  Hockey isn’t my forte and I am not in the mood to write about a scumbag – so you got it C’s fans, what just happened?

First let’s start with what we know, we don’t have our coach anymore.  What does that really mean?  In all honesty, probably not a whole lot in such a players’ league with a rebuilding team.  Could he have bought us a few more wins next year?  Maybe.  Could he have kept the core together one more run?  Maybe.  But would it be worth it?  Probably not.  So why does it hurt so much still?  In Boston we aren’t used to being second fiddle in anything.  That is basically what happened, the greatest organization in NBA history was no longer desirable for a coach that preached family & togetherness.  That is why it hurt, we are no longer good enough.

We saw the same thing last year with Ray, now Doc.  Ray left for our rivals in Lebron and the Heat.  Now Doc is going to LA – not to the Lakers, but to the lowly Clippers and their scumbag owner.  Ray left more money on the table; Doc is going to a racist, sexist pig of an owner.  That is why it hurts, Boston is no longer good enough.
Boston will miss these 3

What hurts the most isn’t any of the above, but what broke last night during the NBA draft.  Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett (and Jason Terry) will no longer be a member of the Celtics.  It had been rumored for some time now, but it finally happened, the new Big 3 era was finally over.  15 years for the captain were over.  The heart and soul of the last 6 years was gone.  And to the New Jersey Brooklyn Nets.  Wow.
We did double the length of the window that was expected at the beginning, doesn’t make it any easier to see now.  No doubt #34 and #5 will one day come back to raise their numbers to the rafters, but it won’t be easy to see them in Black and White playing in an awkward new arena in Brooklyn.  It will be weird to see them coming out of the visitors’ locker room in Boston.

But it had to be done, the time was right.  The only way to be good in the NBA is to be a destination city in free agency or to be really bad, and get lucky in the draft.  Boston and Danny Ainge had only one option, the draft.  Boston has never been a desirable city for free agents, so they needed to go to the draft.  And why not go for the 2014 draft?  It is loaded.

Is Wiggins the future?  One can hope.
Boston fans – it won’t be fun next year, but hopefully it’s bad enough to get better really quickly via the draft.  One can only hope the next savior of the Celtics will follow the same path as the truth, from Kansas to Boston for 15 years.  Andrew Wiggins will make it worth the bad year.  Here’s to hoping for #22 to Boston.

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