Posted on: June 13, 2010 11:02 pm
BOSTON -- The Celtics are winning because they're a team. The Lakers are on their way to losing this series because it's Kobe Bryant versus the world.
Boston beat Los Angeles 92-86 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead as the Celtics again showed that simple math does indeed work. Five beats one every time.
Bryant was the only consistent Lakers threat and despite a heartfelt and brilliant effort from him no other Laker -- including Phil Jackson -- showed Bryant's smarts and resolve.
In fact, it would be nice if the old Zen Master earned his paycheck.
This is now the Celtics' series to lose. The series may not be over but the Lakers have yet to show they can beat this Boston team two straight times. SuperKobe or not the chances of that happening against a Boston team that has figured out the Lakers are slim.
No, it's not over but that noise you hear in the background is champagne chilling in the Boston locker room.
Bryant scored 38 points. The other four Lakers starters had 34 points combined.
That's how a team loses a series.
Posted on: July 6, 2009 11:52 am
Rasheed Wallace and the Boston Celtics. What could go wrong there?
Other than Wallace blowing up the chemistry of the team.
Or Wallace getting 400 technical fouls.
Or Wallace jacking up nothing but three pointers.
Or Wallace losing interest in the middle of the game.
Or Wallace cursing out a ref.
Or Wallace cursing out the hot dog vendor.
Or Wallace cursing out anyone within his field of vision.
Other than that Wallace and the Celtics are a perfect fit.
My man Ken Berger is smart, real smart, and if you haven't been closely following the NBA free agency period in the last few days he's been dominating with his writings and breaking news.
So why he temporarily lost his mind and believes Wallace is a competent signing is a mystery unless Berger began listening to the same voices in his head that Wallace does.
Wallace is done. He's been done for some time and with this signing the Celtics have officially made the worst free agent acquisition of the off-season.
His numbers from last year were utterly abysmal. He averaged 12 points a game, Wallace's lowest since his rookie year. He shot only 41 percent from the field.
There are going to be some who believe that Wallace's reduced level of play and effort last season was the fault of others. It's not. It's all on Wallace.
Now the Celtics will be forced to play the role of babysitter while trying to win a title.
Good luck with that, Boston.
Posted on: May 11, 2009 10:31 pm
So now we've reached a ridiculous new low in sports.
The father of a 12-year-old kid accidentally shoved by Celtics fat boy Glen Davis is demanding an apology.
If only Davis could've shoved the pops instead of the kid.
You know where this is headed: lawsuit city.
This demand from the lame father is the equivalent of the person who sued McDonald's because the coffee was too hot. It's ridiculous and indicative of our overly sensitive culture.
It was an accident, pops. An accident.
No apology is needed.
Except, now, from you to Davis for bringing this up in the first place.