Tom and Ryan lament the awful loss to New York, discussing some of the more awful moments. They also question whether Jeff Green’s contract is actually as bad as some think, talk Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett’s return, and catch up on prospects who might or might not be Celtics in 2014-15.
This was just the start of the night.
From here everything moved up.
The ovation the guys get is phenomenal.
Was also very cool from Paladino to give the Celtics fans some time to cheer them.
The day is here. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce make their return to Boston, taking court in front of the green ocean of fans that cheered them on so fervently in years past.
They return to face a team that is completely different from what they left behind. Questions about winning, replacements for injured players and concern for the lead of the division/conference have been traded for the polar opposite – focus on improvement, patience and no regard for a good record. I do miss the old days, I admit. They had a certain urgency to them. Cheering for a team that’s a contender takes a lot more nerves from you, but it, in total, it is a great experience as a fan. Right now, I don’t feel like missing a few games is a big deal. There’s not much at stake anyway.
This is just epic.
No words needed.
(Wait… Kevin still loved Ray here! Good times…)
Way back when Truth on Causeway was going through its very first days, I published a piece on the internationality of basketball from the perspective of an overseas fan. It takes events like what I wrote about to realize just how awesome and improbable it is that people from all around the world dedicate themselves to the Celtics and the NBA, because the rest of the time you just kind of take it for granted.
Very recently another event like that happened: we recorded the latest Hein-Sight podcast episode. If you’re interested in hearing me and HeisenCelts discuss being a fan from someplace other than the States, be sure to listen to it.
Rondo made a lot of Celtics fans night yesterday by posting this cryptic tweet:
Rajon Rondo (@RajonRondo) January 14, 2014
Everyone started making calculations trying to understand what those numbers meant. Some seconds later a lot of people converted those seconds to days, which gave 338 days.