Who are you rooting for in the NBA playoffs?

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

I mean, other than Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

SB Nation 2014 NBA Playoff Bracket

The NBA Playoffs have begun without the current Boston Celtics.  That's sad but no unexpected.  There are, however, several former Celtics still playing that we can keep up with.  There are also teams that many of us have simply started to like regardless of any ties to the Celtics.  Then again, for some people, when the Celtics stop playing, the NBA is dead to them.

So I thought I'd ask: Who are you rooting for?

Here are some candidates:

The Brooklyn Nets: Because Pierce and Garnett.  Also, because we don't have to root for them to lose to improve our draft position anymore.  Also, they pose a threat to LeBron James and the Heat. So yeah, go Nets!

The OKC Thunder: Because we love Kendrick Perkins better than they do.  Also, because we've run out of adjectives for Kevin Durant.  Also because Westbrook is fun when he's angry, which seems to be all the time.

The Memphis Grizzlies: Because Tony Allen and salmon and mashed potatoes.

The Indiana Pacers: Because Larry Bird.  Enough said.

The Charlotte Bobcats: Because I still love Big Al Jefferson and they are playing against the Heat.

The Los Angeles Clippers: Because Doc Rivers is still a very fine coach.

The San Antonio Spurs: Because they are good enough to beat the Heat and because I respect the heck out of all of them.

Basically, any team playing against the Heat.  AmIright?

Who am I forgetting?  Who are you rooting for?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Join CelticsBlog

You must be a member of CelticsBlog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CelticsBlog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker