The court brings a passion. A passion that you and I can't even imagine. You see players like KG,and Durant play with so much emotion. What is it like? Some of us have played on a smaller scale. College basketball maybe,or a high school star. Nothing compares to the NBA. I can say the NBA is the best pro sport out there. The nation loves football,and they love America's past time. I love the green.
The white jersey or the green away jersey. The stich could be white or green it doesn't matter. They both bring tradition that's uncanny to any other team out there. The garden has changed,but the folks inside remain the same. Loud as ever,and vocal about every call,and every mistake by a ref. The crowd is smart,and they give energy when needed. The crowds show up when games don't even matter,but that's what the green uniforms do. The passion of the playoffs has picked up,and the tradition shines bright. How does 16 titles in 40 years sound. How about 17 total. The goal is more clear this year then any other season. The number 18 is not just any number. It means so much to guys who bring it every night like KG.There passion makes us fans believe,and fall in love with there play.
To us fans. It brings us comfort. Many of us spend all day focusing on the Celtics,or the game of basketball. Myself I have a full time job,but I find myself spending all my free time watching old Celtics games,and watching new and old NBA games that are not CELTICS games. I love this game. The players take a seperate journey,and us fans give apart of our selfs to the game. Yes we don't play,and yes we don't sign the pay checks of guys like KG or Rondo. We don't make trades or sign free agents. I wish I could do all of that. What I can do is cheer for the Celtics,and jump on the ride,and watch it laid out in front of me.
As a fan you get attached to guys like Perk,and you will fall in love with guys you once disliked before (SHAQ AS A LAKER) It's all in good fun,but to some of us it's life,and it's mine. Of course I like to step back and smell the roses. I reacted like a school girl after the Celtics lost in game 7. I learned so much from that loss as a fan. You take one game at a time as a player,and I learned you take one season at a time as a fan.
This season maybe one of the last of the KG era. I would like to call it the Pierce era. Just for the fact he's been here over a decade. It's almost time for the most hyped 2nd round clash of all time. Until next season at least. Many of us have expected this match up. The Celtics road back to the finals will start this Sunday,and that's why I love the NBA,and the Celtics. A clash for the ages. Old guys vs the young guys. The passing of the tourch? Not just yet.
This series will have hate. ,and passion. Both teams hate each other. That's what I miss from the 80's NBA. Hell even the Heat and Knicks battles in the late 90's. I love the Celtics team work that's been a staple from 1960 to today. The sound of the garden crowd after a Ray 3,or the garden crowd after a KG dunk. I love it all. The start of the game when Guns and Roses Welcome to the Jungle comes on before the tip. I couldn't ask for a better core of players as a fan. Yes they mail it in during the regular season. Not counting the title season. 66 wins and the top seed. This Celtics team puts it all out there in the playoff's,and i expect the same on Sunday. The Celtics will win on the road,and that's why I love the green. They will break the hearts of the home team. After chants of "Boston sucks" How do the players tell the fans they suck? Paul will hit a dagger with 2 seconds to go in the game,or a Ray Allen 3 with no time in the game.
You can't escape the Celtics passion,and that's why I love the green,