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Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

Posted on: June 18, 2008 6:17 pm
Edited on: June 18, 2008 8:18 pm
 
The NBA Finals taught us a lot of different things this year. For one, it taught ESPN--or at least I hope it did--that this Finals matchup was nothing like Magic vs. Bird, and that Kobe Bryant, though still the best player in the league, isn't Michael Jordan. The comparisons need to stop now. In addition, the finals taught us that the Boston Celtics, despite almost getting knocked off by Atlanta (could it have been fixed to go 7?) and Cleveland are actually a great basketball team and lived up to their hype. And Finally....The NBA Finals taught us one more thing......

That the Boston Celtics (and their fans) have no class whatsoever.

We've all heard the phrase "act like you've been their before." The Boston Celtics did anything but this in during the NBA Finals last night. If I were a fan of the Boston Celtics, while I'd be happy they won, I would be ashamed of the performances the team put on during the 4th quarter last night. Don't get me wrong, the Celtics played an excellent ballgame...an excellent series for that matter....and in no way am I saying that they didn't deserve to win. However...Never, in all my years watching the NBA have I seen a team "show up" the other team that bad in the NBA Finals. With still half of the fourth quarter left to play, the Celtics superstars took forever to get off the court.....That's fine. Whatever. I understand that. However, after they exited, it was one big circus on the sidelines as the players were excessively celebrating, giving hugs, standing on the court....ALL WITH 6 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME!

Then, Doc Rivers decision to allow his players to run up the score was ridiculous. The game was already had and he's allowing his players to be on the floor throwing up alley-oops and score quickly rather than running down the clock......Then, if it weren't already bad enough.....Doc RIvers (right) gets the Gatorade shower while the game is still going on? I've never seen this in professional basketball ever! Thanks for spilling gatorade all over the court and forcing a TV timeout so they could clean the stuff up.

On to the fans.....Chanting "Hey Hey Hey..... Goodbye" with 6 minutes left to go?.....Again.....not classy at all.

I know it was a blowout, but still.....look back at the previous championships won in the NBA by the Spurs, Heat, Pistons, Lakers, Bulls and Rockets. Not once IN ANY OF THOSE SERIES did I see anything that resembled the drama that the Boston Celtics had on their sidelines. They had too much respect for their opponent to pull those kind of stunts. The Boston Celtics had absolutely no respect for the Lakers whatsoever.

People might say that I'm just a "Boston hater," but that simply isn't true. Personally, I'm not a fan of either team, though I love watching NBA basketball. I just wanted to see a good series, and it really wasn't that. However, I still watched all the games. I congratulate the Celtics for their win......just not their class.


On a side note: Maybe the NBA won't have to put an age limit anymore as kids will probably want to stay in school after hearing Kevin Garnett's comments noises after the game.....He wants to thank his momma peanut and tell everyone that...."He's certified.".....Congrats Kevin.
Comments

Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2008 8:29 am
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

Because Mike Bibby is the epitomy of class...lol

 

Do your homework Zeke.  Celtics fan attendance was in the top half of the league despite having a 24 win season last year.  But lets not let facts get in the way of your argument.

 




Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2008 5:14 am
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

I think you are making too much of this. After all, this is the NBA. Translated this means "unusually tall athletes who specialize in arrogance". I don't think Class is found too often on any NBA team or any NBA fan base.

Having said that Congrats to the Celtics. They did what they accuse NYY of doing and it paid off. They were the best team in the NBA this season.

 

 

They bought 40% of their starters during the off-season. Garnett at $24 Mill and Allen at $16...




Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2008 4:52 am
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

AND ANOTHER THING... (NOW THAT I AM RANTING).... THIS BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND BACKLASH IS A BUNCH OF B.S. WHICH IS ALL BASED ON "BOSTON ENVY" THAT WE ARE THE GREATEST SPORTS CITY IN THE WORLD... HANDS DOWN...

BUNCH OF FREAKEN CRY BABIES, NUZZLING UP TO MOMI'S BREAST CRYING ABOUT THE BIG BAD FANS FROM... OVER THERE!!!

JEALOUS LOUZERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

It appears from the above quote that despite the No Child Left Behind act that has been enacted in our educational system recently....there has in fact been one child that has been left way way way way behind.

If anyone needs a chromosome, please speak up as it appears that Zip123 has a few to spare.




Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: June 22, 2008 1:43 am
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

I don't think what you saw from the Celtics and their fans is that much different than what you would have seen from any other team and fan base under similar circumstances.  It is just the case that no other team/fan base has had the opportunity to have a "fourth quarter celebration" in a close out game of the finals like that because pretty much every close out game I can remember was too close and the game was in doubt until at least the last minute or so.

If I am lucky enough to be at Oracle Arena in a game 6, 7, whatever in which the Warriors close out and win the finals in a blow out fashion, you can bet the farm I will be singing "Hey Hey Goodbye" with 6 minutes to go or whatever.  Hell, I paid for the ticket, a portion of which is going to the players on the opposing team we are blowing out.  I am not going to feel too sorry for the dudes on the team that gets beat as they can go back to their luxury home and sleep with their hot ass wife (or girl on the side) to heal their wounds.




Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: June 21, 2008 3:12 pm
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

Your father should have used a tissue.



Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2008 2:19 pm
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

AND ANOTHER THING... (NOW THAT I AM RANTING).... THIS BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND BACKLASH IS A BUNCH OF B.S. WHICH IS ALL BASED ON "BOSTON ENVY" THAT WE ARE THE GREATEST SPORTS CITY IN THE WORLD... HANDS DOWN...

BUNCH OF FREAKEN CRY BABIES, NUZZLING UP TO MOMI'S BREAST CRYING ABOUT THE BIG BAD FANS FROM... OVER THERE!!!

JEALOUS LOUZERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2008 2:08 pm
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

come off your high horse... first the patriots and their fans are classless now the celtics and their fans... come on people... so politicaly correct and over sensitive... a generation of Operah Winfrey lovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2008 10:56 am
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

there's fans like this everywhere. for celtics fans that watched them all last year i salute you guys!



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: June 20, 2008 6:49 am
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

Jealosy is an ugly thing.

Oh by the way when is that Warriors victory parade?

Just another hater of the greatest sports city in the world.




Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: June 19, 2008 9:02 pm
 

Classless Boston Celtics Are The NBA Champions

Thanks for the laughs man! 

Keep hating!



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