Not Only About Baseball: Eighty Losses Left

Song of the post: THIS

Lately I’ve been all about baseball, who hasn’t though? WE WON THE WORLD SERIES!!!!

This post will be dedicated to the Celtics’ plan of action. Danny_Ainge640-640x360

We are 0-2 off to a great start this year. No sarcastic tones in that sentence, I mean it, we need all the losses we can get. In case you missed the months of June-August, the Celtics lost their coach, and made a blockbuster trade with the desperate Brooklyn Nets. We shipped Jason Terry, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce out of the hub for multiple first round picks and grimy players to muck up time and add up losses.

Two games in it is working perfectly. I’m not even kidding, we have two mid-first round talent players in Olynyk and Sullinger. Bot can be huge talents and will hopefully be put on the back burner for the next 2 years to “develop.” Then there’s Avery Bradley and Jeff Green, somewhat talented players that you can build a future franchise around. Then a few players like Humphries, Wallace and Brooks that can be moved and just take up space while we sink into lottery abyss.

Oh, and the point guard, Rajon Rondo. Take your time getting back, I’m talking Derrick Rose time to get back. Look, you’re 26 and we suck now, why not wait until these players and future players can develop? If he stays out for basically 2 years the Celtics can certainly get a lottery pick with the current group of players. Unless of course Rajon comes back only to leave town a few days later…

Trade him or sit him in the same back room as Olynyk and Sullinger; there’s no need for anyone to be a hero here. We won’t be overtaking Lebron and his cronies any time soon; plus by the time the Brooklyn Celtics Nets are finished (2 years max) their first rounders will be yours.

SO I beg you to tank this year!

I swear to Bird, McHale and Havlichick if I get back in the summer and we don’t have Andrew Wiggins or a lottery pick…

-Lager

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Eh, What’s Up Doc?

Song of the post: Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks

We had the trade, then we didn’t, we had hope, then David Stern, we had a future… aaaaaaaand its gone.

and_it_s_gone_by_celeith-d5div3yThe Doc to LA trade is officially dead, and so is the Celtics’ franchise.

I am so pessimistic about this non-deal that it isn’t an opinion to me. To me, it’s a fact that the Celtics’ will never get banner 18. They sure as hell won’t with these players, without Doc as a coach, while I’m still adamant about being a fan. The franchise is dead, face it.

The deal that would’ve brought a young center and a few draft picks fell through and now we have…. Fab Friggin’ Melo. The draft is garbage players this year and unless we trade to get a possible lottery pick next year I don’t see talent coming to Boston wearing green soon.

The Celtics are going to be stuck in the 30-40 win cycle because they don’t quite suck and will always be 7-8-9 in the standings and won’t get lottery talent. Unless of course Stern wants to win a great, original, fanbase back by ahem rigging the draft. Such was the case for New York for Patrick Ewing.

Then again Boston could host the All-Star game in the future and have the people and fans win over the players. That is if we don’t heckle the shit out of Lebron or Kobe. We are the most passionate fans in all of the Nation. Fact.

The Celtics have lost their window and should’ve taken a simple trade to get rid of KG and get Jordan, forget about Doc, just get that contract out of here.

One other option is bring back Doc, trade Rondo and sign CP3. He wants to be with Doc, so hey, make a go for it.

Lager

About the Magician

Hey,

This entry is brought to you by this song here.

It might be late to talk about the Kris Humphries/Rajon Rondo fight seeing as it was nearly a week ago that it happened. Regardless, I’m going to touch up on that issue. I’m more going talk about how Rondo is going to be the rise or the fall of the Celtics.

First off, that “fight” was just a wrestling match between a guy who cares too much about his teammates and another player who is dirty and chippy. Rondo clearly cares more about his teammates than himself, he takes assists over open lay-ups, he will remember what you did to his player and make a fool out of you on the court, or he’ll make you look like a fool by beating you up even though that player is 6-7 inches taller than him. That other player will hard foul a legend, try to start a fight with a legend in the making and then get his *ss handed to him; and tweet about his “wounds” to add media outrage at the minor incident.

Rajon won the fight. Not only did he stick up for his teammates, but he showed that he’s not selfish. He had a record breaking pace of 10+ assists per game and was nearing the record for himself. He didn’t care about the numbers, he didn’t care about the ejection, the suspension, just about his teammates and his loyalty to them.

I don’t mind Rondo’s “recklessness.” I think it’s a good thing to have back in the NBA. The league is soft. When the 2 best players are friends with each other; what point is there to the games they’ll play? When everybody is friends with everybody in the league there’s no fire, there’s no interest. Guys like Kobe, Garnett, Rondo are guys that make the sport interesting.

Durant and Lebron make it entertaining. The way they score is phenomenal, but how they are friendly toward everyone (except those aforementioned) isn’t interesting. I want to root against those guys that are *ssholes to the other team, that are killers at heart. I want players like Bird and Jordan. I want those rivalries. They’ll have time to make friends when they retire.

Rondo is a guy everyone hates outside of the Boston fan base. He is mouthy, quick, obnoxious and extremely good at basketball. He is what you want in a basketball player. When other teams play him you see the hatred in their eyes toward him. And double the hatred in his eyes. He is a product of his mentors. Ray Allen showed him how to prepare like the best. Paul Pierce showed him how to be clutch. Kevin Garnett showed him how to play defense and how to be the thorn in the opponents’ sides. He learned from the best and is on his way to be one of them too.

Rondo is a breath of fresh, fresh air. His attitude and play are what will make this league interesting again. However he needs to bring his team to the playoffs then the veterans can shake off the dust and the Celtics can explode to the finals.

– Lomonte

The One Where: The Celtics Look Good

Hey,

This one might be short because there is not much for me to say on the Celtics.

First off they are killing it in the summer leagues. Sure the leagues are filled with rookies and bench players but the Celtics have budding stars on the roster.

Each night I hear of news about one player or another stepping up and scoring 12+ in a quarter. Its always a different guy, which its hard to tell if that’s a good thing or bad. It’s good because the players are capable of doing so, but its bad that they can’t always do it on a consistent basis.

Word out of the Celtics camp is that Fab Melo and Jarred Sullinger are quickly improving.

Sullinger “Sully” is more honing his skills on guys that are NBA size and half the caliber. Meaning that this summer should boost his confidence. His offensive prowess and rebounding techniques are top-notch for a rookie. He’s consistently putting up 15+ points a game. And that’s without Rajon Rondo as point guard.

You can’t teach size, so Melo is nearly set there. But what the Celtics can and need to teach Fab is that he can score. And he is good enough to do it night in and night out. Apparently he’s been passing the ball very well. And that’s without Rajon Rondo as point guard.

It’ll be great to watch the Celtics feed this young talent to the NBA team.

-Lomonte

The One Where I’ve Been Busy

Hey, 

I know I haven’t posted in a while. I actually have been wicked busy this time. The last few times I took breaks were because of concerts and day drinking, so basically college. 

But I’ve been working at an internship and at the restaurant still so I have been relatively busy to keep writing my book and in this. 

I probably should try to write in this more so more people will see this, and then in turn my book. Which I’m about to work on. 

I hope everyone who’s read it has liked it so far!? I don’t like to proofread and go back on stuff and especially because of this I just kind of finish and then send it to you (here). I will definitely have to edit and add stuff if I want it published.

However, as it is now I don’t think it’ll be quite long enough. (That’s what she said…) 

But it’s not nearly over…. the book that is; you sick twisted people hahaha <— is that acceptable in today’s society, adding a laugh track for sarcasm? 

Well it better be! 

Anyway, I have a lot more to add in my book and trust me, it will get intense. I hope you haven’t realized the ending yet. I need to throw some curveballs in there for you and me.

So enough about me.

Celtics/Heat series starting to *ahem* heat up. Second game Rajon had a little Magic in him but still couldn’t beat the Heat.

And if for some absurd reason you have read this and watched game 2, you probably know how mad I am about that blatant foul on Rondo that cost the game. He went up for a lay-up and gets swatted down by Dwyane Wade, almost knocking Rajon out. Everyone in New England (excluding f-ing Connecticut) was cheering because we expected a call and go ahead free throws. 

But wait!

Haslem just dunked it instead. 

(Now going into my head while watching this unfold):

What!? NO FUCKING CALL?!?! Bullshit! 

Ok we’ll just tie it then. 

Huh? Wade has the ball? Good we got a charge on h– Defensive foul on KG?! Nuh-uh! Wade f-ing kicked him to score the point! Aaaaand he makes the free throw…. goodnight!

(Back to semi-normal reading)

Fast forward to tonight, game three (because I lost my train of thought while tweeting). An all around effort from the entire team. It was a solid win. 

The Celtics need to be prepared for an onslaught on sunday because you know D-wade is pissed about his performance, and LeBron is going to be at his best because he has seen the Celtics pass him so many times and he knows that he can beat us. He and Wade are both throwing down 35+ sunday and the celtics have no answer. They just need to stop everyone else and hope for the calls to go their way. 

*cough* fixed *cough* Donagy *cough*

The reffing is a completely different issue that I will probably address after next game… depending on the calls.

I realize I have written a lot and I doubt that you even read all this way.

If you did, congrats! Because you made it to the end!

Thanks

-Lomonte