Dear Boston Celtics.
First and foremost, I applaud the effort you have given all season. Every time the odds were stacked against you, you seemed to prove everyone (including me) that there was something more to this team than surface value. Your play, to a loyal fan, would routinely make me cheer and cause frustration simultaneously, but there was ways some glimmer if hope that "if we made the playoffs..." Well see, that's the part if the sentence I'll need you to finish for me. Regardless of how this series or this year turns out, I'm still proud to call myself a fan of the greatest organization in the Association.
First, losing our best player, our "engine that stirs the drink", then losing our young promising rookie who helped fill in all the holes and had a motor unlike many other players, it always seemed as if this season were doomed, but you left that glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel that made all of us think: maybe there's more to this team than a "7th seed."
Maybe there isn't much more to this current roster, but I'm okay with that. I know once we get our new core together, we can begin to work on the future. My main concern, my main reason for heartache is for the two leaders of this current roster: Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Those two are on their last run, and I'd really like for them to go out on a high note. In a perfect world, the rest of the league would suffer as we have and the playing field would be a bit more even, but it's not. This isn't a lament, this is a call to order. I'm asking that if there is any Celtic Pride in this team, that if there is any "prove the doubters wrong" juice left, please bring it with you back to Boston for games 3 and 4. I'd hate to see this season end.
All of us.