[UPDATE: I went over to Blazer's Edge and I'm incredibly jealous. In no way am I happy for them. I could take Memphis winning it for some odd reason because I feel like they'd mess it up. But the Blazers? They have a great shot to be legitimately good next year.]
Really? 5th? I feel eerily similar to the way I did when Aaron Boone ended Boston's season back in 2003. At the time I was still in college and I remember walking around aimlessly for a while. I literally never considered the C's picking anywhere lower than 2nd. Power of positive thinking my ass. I mean I even wore the jacket pictured below. I may have to retire that jacket. Back to the ping pong balls. I was not even remotely concerned until I saw Larry Bird, Randy Foye, and Brandon Roy. Did Bird really have to show? And what about Foye and Roy? That was a nice touch considering the way Sebastian Telfair's season went. I watched the proceedings with reader Fly Gerald Fly and he ominously said, "The Blazers have jumped." I wish I could have all the time back I spent reading about Kevin Durant and Greg Oden. There is a reason I refused to spend any significant time blogging about them.
I'm terrified to go over to Celtics Blog.
I'll close with the top 5 reasons this was disappointing:
- Having to listen to Danny Ainge talk about this.
- Having to listen to Doc Rivers talk about this.
- For the next however many years I will have to watch Roy and either Oden or Durant play together. They are all talented and great guys. What could have been...
- Tanking. Ugh.
- So much was riding on that pick. How will the team recover?