Just accept it: the Boston Celtics are going to lose this series against the Chicago Bulls.
Yes, the No. 1 seed in the East is going to lose to the No. 8 seed. They’re down 0-2, something they’ve only come back from once ever. They lose in this scenario a lot though. So we’re talking like a 90-95 percent chance that they’re toast, simply based on history. Tragic you might say. Stressed out you might be. But umm… no. Don’t feel that way at all. Feeling stuff isn’t good. Logic is better.
Sure, the Celtics had the best record in east, but why wouldn’t they? At what point did they have guys hurt and guys missing games? Heck, when did they ever even rest their top guys? Other teams will give dudes days off. Can’t remember seeing the Celtics field any sort of a B team because honestly, when you make the playoffs, you’re in. And it’s all about who is the best team in the playoffs. If a team played poorly in the 2016 part of the season, playoff seeding reflects that, but it doesn’t impact team’s ability at this moment.
Here’s what y’all are like right now.
This tiny, vulgar Celtics fan is my new hero. pic.twitter.com/p3L848cEnM
— Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe) April 17, 2017
(And for those who are wondering, yes, I do know Joe. Great guy).
The simple fact is though, the NBA is a star-driven league. Sure, you hear it a lot and the Celtics have a star on their team, but the simple fact is: they’re not top-heavy enough for the NBA’s liking. Golden State has Steph Curry AND Kevin Durant (among others). Cleveland has LeBron James, Kyrie Irving AND Kevin Love. The Celtics have Isaiah Thomas and 11 other guys. They’re like one of those bands where most people only know the lead singer’s name like The Steve Miller Band or maybe Selena Gomez and the Scene…