The TV was on, inside the weight room,and it was a live look in on Miami. The start of camp. It was around the clock Heat time on ESPN. Not even the back to back champs got the time on ESPN. Which I don't mind,but you would think a champion would get the air time. Inside the weight room some of the Celtics would watch the HEAT on ESPN.,They replayed the clips from over the summer,and they got some clips of the big 3 in Miami.
All summer long, the Celtics would hear about the new big 3 in south beach. How the Boston Celtics became the ideal mold of the new NBA. The league would try and copycat the Celtics success. The Celtics would hear the same old stuff. They're to old,and KG is not the same player. KG would prove to everyone that's a lie,and he's out for their heart. Ray and Paul look like the 2008 versions,and Ray a much better player this time around.
The schedule came out in early August,and before camp, the season opener was already set between the Heat and Celtics. The game would take place in Boston. The game was dubbed the most hyped season opener of all time. The hype machine was on full blast,and the Celtics sent a early message. I don't know what message you can send,but it doesn't matter when you win. The road was set before the game even started. The road to a title would come threw Boston. The HEAT know it,and the Celtics know if they lose it's because they didn't execute.
Is this a war? Will this be a battle? Will every game have a chippy moment or two? Last years war in Cleveland wasn't even a real battle. Lebron seems to hate the Celtics,and the Celtics truly seem to hate the Heat. What about the other Heat players? Is this more about Lebron getting passed the Celtics? I think it is,and I'm fine with that. I dislike him as a fan. The series last year with Miami had no bad blood despite the fight in game 1.It would lead to a KG suspension,but no more than that. Haslem who might not see time in this series. Called Pierce a studio gangsta. Call him what you want,but he will give what ever he has to win. I can't say the same about Lebron.
The most antcipated series of the season will start tomorrow. I hate to say war. Nobody will scarifice their lives,but it's a sports war. The Celtics have won them,and they have lost some,but one war there not going to lose? A war with Lebron and his crew. They say it's not an option. They have given their respect to Miami,but they will push them,and fight them if needed. They will execute(I hope) the game plan. The Celtics talk team,and they mean it. I don't know if the Heat know what that means. In the war of sports. You need a team,and if you have a weakness. You will lose. A weakness in a team member that tries to play too much hero basketball. That;s Lebron,and maybe Lebron is that guy alone. The Celtics will win if they use their entire team on the battle field. Something the Heat may not be able to do.