Three days off + 4-15 team + New Orleans (and the return of James Posey) tomorrow could = let down tonight. It’s not that I expect it… but the ingredients are there. They did beat Detroit 2 nights ago.
They still have Caron Butler. They still have Antawn Jamison. Both are averaging more than 20 points per game. Andray Blatche is wildly inconsistent, but is capable of a double double. Again… I don’t expect it to happen, but it wouldn’t shock me, either.
As for tomorrow, James Posey is excited about it.
I’m really excited for the trip; I’m going to be getting my championship ring. That’s the reason why I play this game, why we all play this game: to have an opportunity to win a championship. It really meant a lot to me to have a chance to win a title in Boston, because of all the tradition surrounding the franchise. It’s pretty surreal to now be associated with and mentioned in the same breath as Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Larry Bird, and the list goes on and on. To be thought of as a player on that team when people look up and see the banner that reads “BOSTON CELTICS 2008 WORLD CHAMPIONS,” that’s something really special. It will be good to see all my former teammates as well. I keep in touch with KG (Kevin Garnett) and Sam (Cassell) all the time, and Doc (Rivers) and I text message each other all the time too.
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