Working Class Celtics Maul Glittery Lakers June 13, 2008Posted by Administrator in Sports.
Down 21 points to end the first quarter, the Celtics eventually roar back to beat the loathesome lakers 97-91 at the Staples Center.
I am not a big Boston sports fan, save for this: They have put the hurt, a terminal hurt, on two of the biggest franchises in sports the past five years. First forcing upon the Yankees The Biggest Choke In History back in 2004 as the Red Sox made their final march to end Babe Ruth’s Curse. And now the Celtics have done the same to the detestable Lakers.
Part of this is due to the fact that Doc Rivers, universally reviled as Celtic coach for years, has been schooling the ZenMaster himself, Phil Jackson. Best evidence for this? In quarters 1,2 and 4 of this series, LA has outscored Boston by 27 points. But in the 3rd, when the players have just been thoroughly coached? The Celtics are crushing the Lakers 116-73. 31-15 last night.
That’s sound coaching, no matter how inept Doc has looked in the past, he has the Touch now.
Moving on to quotes, the asshat Kobe Bryant provides the best one:
“We just wet the bed,” Kobe said. “A nice big one, too. One of the ones you can’t put a towel over. It was terrible.”
Then there’s THIS one from Bill Simmons:
And while we’re here, let’s just say MJ’s teams never blew a 24-point lead at home in the Finals. I’m throwing it out there now.
The Kobe-MJ thing … done. Over. Jordan never would have let that happen in the Finals. Ever. Under any circumstances. Nobody is ever allowed to bring this up again.
Um, yeah. Kobe was supposed to be the next MJ, or perhaps BETTER than MJ.
I am LOVING sports life just now.