I'm resigned to BOS's fate - at least temporarily.
Barring a complete miracle LAL will probably come out of this weekend with their 17th championship - and making them ARGUABLY more relevant than even BOS
I say this because they would've had ARGUABLY more of their championships stretched out over the years....whereas BOS had that HUGE gap from 1986 until 2008.
Don't think (IIRC) LAL has had THAT kind of bad stretch.
The absolute best we can hope for is that Danny gets mad, Wyc and Co open up the pocket books and AT LEAST shore up the bench a bit.
GET GH back - I hope - on the cheap.
And I'd LOVE for us to kick the tires at least on Isaiah Thomas, IT4. We need a shot in the arm and if he "IS" healthy finally getting him back in BOS would be HUGE for this team.
As for the thread title? I'd simply try and avoid Laker fans for the near future - especially the mouthy and braggy ones. You KNOW it's coming so just run.
Being honest....and let's assume that BOS will be RIGHT BACK HERE next year this time. We DO have a larger window.
But let's just get ready to avoid most LAL fans until then.
The Celtics franchise is very tight-knit with their front office personnel like it's a family. Maybe it's time Wyc should think about Danny's operation. 17 years since being hired as an exec and only one championship? He's gotta do better than that. Rival teams like the Lakers, Heat, Spurs, Warriors have all won multiple titles in the same decade or in a short period of time. He needs to do a perfect job at drafting and making trades. As for the coach- wish we had a new coach cuz I still think we're not getting anywhere with this guy with hands in his pocket walking up and down on the sideline. Celtics injury fest- can we also take a look at the conditioning crew? Why are the players always hurt? Why is the same player always hurt?
Lakers are bound to win a championship at least once every 10 years now (2000, 2010, 2020). It's gonna be so annoying hearing them brag about their 17 banners and how they're the superior franchise than the Celtics. Hate that they don't suffer long enough and they instantly become title contenders by landing both LeBron and Davis.
I don't think Danny or Wyc or Brad are the issues, IMO....
You need HORSES nowadays to win this thing.
Didn't we have a SMALL window of getting the BIG horse? LeBron? Once he left CLE? I know it was BRIEFLY rumored...
We were JUST off of a STELLAR run with the Young Jays and AL Horford - where we took CLE to 7 games. I know Steven A Smith even briefly discussed LeBron to BOS.
The rest is history.
It is NO fluke that since 2010-11 LeBron James has factored in SO MANY shots at winning a championship - whether it was in CLE, MIA or NOW in LAL......
You DO have Durant and GSW...but for THAT situation they basically stacked the deck in their OWN favor....
Our OWN horses are just about ready to take that next step...there is LITTLE likelyhood that our NEXT deep post-season run will come up empty, and I'm certain it will be SOON....
We can't fault Wyc, Danny, Doc Rivers or even Brad for KG's injury in Utah.....GH's injury THIS POST-SEASON......
I think our current setup is probably the best we can do - Wyc and Co - Danny - Brad (and Doc before Brad. We've had some rotten turns of events.
Just have to build properly around Kemba, Smart, The Jays and hopefully GH. There IS still time.
While seeing (probably) LAL get to 17 will be TOUGH we are RIGHT THERE ourselves....RIGHT THERE.