This topic heading really hits something that we all need to address. I think with the quick early success this season, especially during the winning streak, I could see my mind wandering into the fantasy that the Celtics could become, if not soon, maybe in the next year or two, the NEXT GSW, with a chance to run off a string of championships. Given our incredible youth, not an unreasonable fantasy.
The idea of Lebron going to a very good, also very young, Sixer team, kind of crushes that fantasy. It would mean that we would have to fight like heck each year just to make it to the finals.
But isn't that the way it usually works anyway? The GSW are really the exception. Even the Celtics' 80's teams had to fight through Philly, Detroit, or Milwaukee, to get to the finals, when it was a struggle vs. the Lakers.