"Vegas baby, Vegas!" Well, not quite, but the C's do have a West coast swing coming up, so it's time to pull out the Swingers quotes (warning: blatant rip off of Sports Guy schtick)
"It's not so much me as it is Roenick"
This quote goes to Gary Payton who makes everyone around him look good. What a joy it is to have a real point guard in the house. I'm getting more and more spoiled by the day. I'll never settle for less again.
"You are so money and you don't even know it"
For Jiri Welsch who has some great skills and almost seems to be too timid about it. He defers to the stars in the starting lineup and couldn't take a leadership role with the second unit. I'm fine with him being a great support player, but I think he could do more if he had a killer attitude.
Ya grows up and ya grows up and ya grows up"
To the rookies for obvious reasons. These guys are growing by leaps and bounds every game and they represent the highest hopes we have for the years to come. Finally all the trades for cap relief and draft picks are paying off. But give them time to grows up.
"You're like a big bear, with claws and fangs, fangs man. Big **** teeth, yeah man with **** teeth on ya. She's just like this little bunny who's just kinda cowering in the corner. Shivering. Yeah man just kinda... And you got these claws and you're staring at these claws and your thinking to yourself with these claws, you're thinkin now how am I supposed to kill this bunny, how am I supposed to kill this bunny, and your poking at it. Yeah you're not hurting it, you're just kinda gently batting the bunny around, you know what I mean. and the bunnies scared mike, the bunnies scared of you. And you got these **** claws man and these fangs man, and you're looking at your claws and your looking at your fangs and you're thinking to yourself I don't know what to do man, I don't know how to kill the bunny with this you don't know how to kill the bunny. Do you know what I mean? you're like a big bear man."
This very long but very funny quote goes to Al Jefferson who has all the tools but is still figuring out how to use them.
"We're not in Kansas anymore"
For Raef and Paul. Even though they aren't in Kansas, they are finding that magic from the old days. Raef in particular is looking spry like he hasn't in ages. Rebounding, passing, and of course shooting, Raef has been a rock for this team this year.
"like House of Pain was gonna do anything?"
(off topic, but I couldn't resist) Goes to Ron Artest - who totally overreacted to getting a cup thrown at him.
"Darlin, I want you to remember this face here. This is the guy, behind the guy, behind the guy."
This is Danny Ainge, who has actually faded into the background this year. He believes in Doc, and is letting do be the man behind the players. This is the way it should be.
"I don't want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie where everyone is really hoping for him. I want you to be the guy in the rated R movie where no one is to sure about him."
To the whole team, for this West coast trip:
"Roll up hip-hop."