We heard all about so-called “blueprints” when the Patriots almost lost a few different times this year. Now we’ll start to hear it about the Celtics.
Did Charlotte expose a blueprint for beating the C’s?
“I think if we have a chance to play defense we’re really good if we can set,” says Doc Rivers. “Teams know. If they can beat us down the floor, they don’t have to face our defense. Charlotte did that.”
The good thing is… not everyone runs. And to be honest, if the C’s keep working at the transition D, then it won’t matter. Part of the problem: Lack of hustle:
Guys weren’t communicating. Guys were what we call buddy running – running with their own guy instead of getting back. You know, it’s a long season and you fall into habits, you have slippage.
I had slippage once… and I’m still paying the child support.
You know… it’s too bad Jason Kidd shaved his moustache… I really feel like it completed the look for him. I mean… he beat his wife… he’s an (accused) molester… why not express all those things to the world by keeping the pervy ‘stache? Don’t run from your past, Jason. Embrace it. It’s who you are. I hope your new baby momma is ok with it.
(as an aside… would any NORMAL guy with Jason Kidd’s history of abuse and molestation score with a hot chick like that? No… no he wouldn’t. He’d be ostracized… vilified… shunned. What does Jason Kidd have that most guys don’t that would make women overlook the fact that he hates females in general? Hmmmm….. what could it be?)
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And finally, from loyal reader Jim… who currently leads Mike Huckabee in the polls in South Carolina… gets my vote by submitting the high resolution SI Gallery of the Celtics Dancers.