I thought the answer was "we've had more recent playoff success than them".
I'd say he is talking about this year. Every year is different. For instance, he spoke of roster similarities. The Celtics roster this year has a lot of turnover. Context clues, my friend, context clues.
Or maybe that was a sarcastic response to a poster asking a genuine question. That wouldn't be your style though.
Haha. I'm surprised you couldn't work Chris Paul into your post.
And it's great that you were able to tell that he was talking about this year by those hard to decipher context clues, I did too. I don't know if you're new here, but threads like this happen all the time when the Celts go through a slump. I was just pointing out that the team usually plays well in the playoffs despite these issues. I was just adding some perspective, my friend, perspective.
1) Every year is different. It isn't a definite that a slow start will lead to a nice finish because it happened before. And our title year happened after a quick start to the season. Given the choice between being 8-7 or 11-4, I'd prefer to be 11-4, regardless of how we started or finished in prior seasons.
2) The OP, or myself, never said we can't or won't turn it around. He is just wondering why we are struggling now as compared to other teams, like the Spurs.
So if you agree that there's no reason to think we can't turn it around, why does it bother you that I pointed that out?
3) Chris Paul. (Who probably appears in a higher % of your posts, as mocking him is oddly your sole means of praising Rondo.)
I don't have any idea how many of your posts are about Chris Paul. I don't know that I've ever seen a post of yours before yesterday. I keep less track of who posts what than you seem to.
It doesn't bother me at all, but it fails to address the OP's question, which is asking why we look worse than the Spurs to begin this year. Our finish in 2010 or 2009 isn't the difference between us and the Spurs to begin this season, which is what the question was. Your post is an answer to a question that nobody asked, in essence, which is all I addressed.
It's really odd that you said you were surprised that I didn't mention Chris Paul. You don't "keep track of my posts" but feel the need to point out that I supposedly post about a certain player a lot. Strange.
Regardless, is it possible that our slumps hurt us in 2010? Would we have won the NBA Finals in 2010 if we had home court? Didn't we lose Game 7 in the Lakers building by 4?
Losing a lot of games to begin the year might not hurt us in the long run, but there is no way that it helps.