I like to consider myself a die-hard, but intelligent basketball fan especially when it comes to professional basketball. And this season's NBA has been very exciting especially being a Celtics fan. After last season's pain-full NBA Finals lost to the Los Angeles Lakers I kept asking myself, "What if Perkins didn't injure his knee would the C's have won game 7?", probably yes, but that's question I'm sure us Celtics fans ask yourselves time after time. Back to this season. The Celtics started off with a bang on opening day demolishing the Miami Heat in a highly anticipated match between two the best teams in the league and eastern conference and a possible match in the year's playoffs. The out come of that game helped the C's, but didn't help the Heat.
Many people believed as well as sports analysis that the Heat's new "Big 3", Wade, James and Bosh would steam-roll through the entire league. But on opening night the C's defeated the Heat badly and send a clear, but strong message to those in the media and to others saying where the 2009-2010 NBA Eastern Conference champs, we have 17 titles including a title from the 2007-2008 season.
That's a pretty good resume for a team that was restructured during the 2007 NBA offseason. So here we are this season with a record of 27-7, best starting five in the league with S.O'Neal, K.Garnett, P.Pierce, R.Allen and R.Rondo, so far the best six man, G.Davis, 6× NBA All-Star in J.O'Neal and a deep bench. Clearly this is a team loaded with talent and experience. Yet we have some in the media at times trying to write off the C's.
I hear some sports analysis, behind-the-desk spectators is what I call them. But some in the media still try to position the Heat as if they have the C's resume and status. This I can't understand? A highly, glorified, overrated team with 3 offensive star players, but actually two, James and Wade. We all know the Miami Heat is no match for the C's not even the Mavs or Spurs. This afternoon I was watching ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, and host Tony Kornheiser stated the C's are old and that he would like to see Miami and the Lakers in the Finals, but that's one man's ridiculous opinion and that finals match up likely will not happen!
This is my argument when did veterans in any sport or professional league especially the NBA become a bad thing? If it wasn't for veteran teams like the Celtics, Lakers, Mavericks, or Spurs the league would probably be boring right now. But when did experience become a minus especially in sports???
EAT YOUR HEART OUT NBA POINT GUARDS!