Thanks for the coal Santa.
The Celtics, after winning 19 games in a row, have now dropped their last two contests and the panic mongers were out in force on the most recent edition of Celtics Stuff Live. Broadcasting live prior to Sunday's meeting with the Sacramento Kings, Jon and Justin ran down their thoughts following the loss to the ESPN Lakers and the Warriors Friday night and engaged in a particularly interesting conversation regarding the role of poor officiating in determining the outcome of a game. It should come as no surprise that this discussion was spurred on by a call from longtime CSL caller, the Sexy Scotsman.
In the first hour, John Karalis of "Red's Army" came back on the show after a long absence that should only be described as a disfiguring car accident or perhaps alien abduction, but nevertheless John was back and it was great to have him on the CSL airwaves. Justin, Jon, and John chatted about the two game losing streak and potential causes for the uncharacteristic pair of losses. John has some big things in store for "Red's Army" in 2009, so stay tuned...
In the second hour, the "Voice of the Celtics", Sean Grande, checked in with the show from courtside at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento and reported in Dickerson-style that Kendrick Perkins will play tonight and give his bum left shoulder a test. Further along in the second half of the show, Justin highlighted a story written by Mark Heisler of the LA Times calling the Celtics the "worst 27-4 team ever". Needless to say that got Jon and Justin's blood boiling and became the catalyst for a sweet rant on Kobe Bryant who Jon called the "Brett Favre of basketball".