The Celtics Have Too Much Heart

“It’s all about fight and pride,’’ center Kendrick Perkins said after the Celtics fell to the Nets, 104-96. “We’ve got to play hard on both ends, not when we get down and the crowd’s got to get us into it. Sometimes you’ve got to provide your own energy.’’


I realize the man said and "not" rely on the crowd to get us into it. But the mere suggestion that this is in fact what the team is doing is enough to make me gag. Funnier still is Rasheed Wallace's suggestion that he's shooting threes only because that's the way the plays are called, that the current Celtics have "too much heart and drive," and that he, Rasheed Wallace, is about to become a different player, meaning a prime-time, go-to guy.

The only thing funnier would be if "one of the greatest shooters of all time" got outgunned by an equipment manager:

Paul Pierce arrived early to practice Wednesday at UCLA, well ahead of the main bus transporting the rest of the Boston Celtics from their team hotel in advance of tonight's matchup with the Lakers at Staples Center.To pass some time, Pierce challenged Celtics equipment manager John Connor to a 3-point shooting contest. Connor, middle-aged with thinning gray hair, accepted the invite with no hesitation.

He then proceeded to easily take the first two games from Pierce, who had to rally just to get a tie in the third game. That's not good. "Yo, Paul," Connor howled after the resounding victory. "I'm gonna go unpack the bags now."



Matty said...

whats the betting for a big game from sheed tonight in a starting role at the palace?

I am really just waiting for us to put together a convincing 4 quarters on both ends, against any team! i dont care who, just to see that we can do it!

Lex said...

Yeah, it will be interesting to see when and if we're doing it.

I don't think we can just start playing 4 quarters of good basketball whenever we want to. You have to make a habit out of it, and we've only made a habit out of playing inconsistent, heartless basketball.

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