Nice Celtics win last night, huh?
Down nine in the 4th quarter on the road to a team that is second in the East, and which has beaten them physically all night, the Celtics go on an 11-0 run to close the game and win on a Jeff Green layup with 0.5 seconds on the clock.
While most who cover the game had last night in perspective, there are always those who insist on doing all they can to suck any enjoyment out of the game.
During the Celtics postgame on CSNNE last night, they had their tease for the Uno Sports Tonight and admitted Celtics-hater Mike Felger looked like a beaten man. He recovered in time for the show, in which he dismissed the win as just a win against an “Eastern Conference” team. When Jeff Green’s basket and night were brought up, his reaction, and I quote, was “meh.” When Green’s 7 rebounds were brought up, his reaction was “meh.”
He managed to even get a dig in a Rajon Rondo, when he stated that the team would not be enjoying this run of success if Rondo was playing. Maybe that’s true, (I don’t agree) but that’s what you say after a win like this?
Speaking of takeaways from last night, we’ve got this:
How frustrating is it to watch Jeff Green play? You just know that inside that uniform is a potential star. #bestwinoftheyear
— Glenn Ordway (@GlennDOrdway) March 7, 2013
THAT’s what he took away from that game last night? How frustrating Jeff Green is?
Look, I get that it’s no longer Glenn’s job to watch and keep up with sports, but is he even aware that since February 1st, Green is averaging over 15 points a game? That’s a 15-game stretch. He had an uneven start to the season, but – and this might be crazy – perhaps he was still finding his way after extensive open heart surgery? Like I said, maybe that’s crazy talk.
Glenn, as is well-documented, was bitterly against the Kendrick Perkins/Jeff Green. I loved Perk, but the same day of the trade, I outlined Why Danny Ainge Made The Right Move.
There has been this huge myth built up around Perkins, like he was the missing piece that kept the Celtics from beating Miami the last two years in the playoffs. That’s nonsense. (Let’s not forget, he likely would’ve been gone as a free agent after that season anyway.) Perkins is averaging 4.5 points and 5.9 rebounds this season, and his name has been suggested as a possible amnesty candidate for the Thunder.
Anyone want to debate that Ainge made the right move? You simply can’t, yet people continue with this revisionist history.
In addition, we’ve got those out there who were screaming that the Celtics needed to “blow it up” at the trade deadline this year. Last night shows why the team was right not to. They’re likely not going to win a championship this year, but this team is still incredibly enjoyable to watch, and there is something to be said for that.
Why can’t we just enjoy a team without some people consistently trying to be the turd in the punchbowl?