What can I say? The new year hasn’t been kind to the Celtics so far. There’s not much explanation for these losses. They are just tanking it. These losses, for the most part, aren’t take aways, either. They’re heart breakers!
No longer can they claim the best record. Every team in the NBA has something to prove when they play the NBA Champs. Have they forgotten this? It is not as if their talent suddenly took a nosedive and they returned to the “glories” of the last 15 years.
Maybe it is this Stephon talk. Maybe he’s such a bad element for a team, that even the thought of him sharing your locker room causes players to deflate. Look at the Knicks. They don’t look so bad since SM decided to come out of the closet about his love for KG and the Celtics. Suddenly, the players know he’s not even a distraction anymore. Let the Celtics handle that drama.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers continue to make their case. The Lakers are as hot as they’ve ever been, and other strong teams have shown they too can beat the champions.