Watching KG scream like a bafoon every team there was a timeout ticked me off. Watching Ray Allen chuck three pointers like he was racing against time on a Chuck E Cheese hoops game when his team was leading by 30 seemed disrespectful. I especially didn't like how Paul Pierce was fraternizing with his opponents by inviting them to his exclusive gang. And how many times have you seen a player like Posey give his finely-taylored coach a gatorade bath? I mean, somebody's got to clean that up before they can play, right (btw, never laughed so hard at an NBA game than watching the slo-mo expression of Doc Rivers as he's getting dunked..lmbo)? However you may want to absorb your sports figures these days, you got to at least sense the undeniable level of eff-you vibes in today's sports world...and the Celtics are currently on top of it.
Van Gundy and Jackson wanted all of the young, American kids to focus on how hard this Celtics team works, but neither man said anything as Pierce was cussing off the refs and KG elbowing Odom in the ribs. Neither man acknowledged that one team happened to have three all-stars while the other had just one and a half (I think that was the real difference at the NBA level). It's that funny double standard we affiliated fans begrudgingly stomach; the unleashed **** who just made an awesome play to help our team. I mean, who are we kidding? You ever do that at the Y when you stuff a 13 y/o who's just trying to make his freshman squad? Or to that middle-aged patent attorney who's just playing because he doesn't want to look too fat at the office? No way, but if some guy on your beloved team does it, why would you care? I am curious to know how many New Englanders pop their Larry Legend jerseys and give the "A" sign these days.
I guess the Association has always embraced flashy play, but I thought they hated the thug sterotypes that supposedly turned off the casual fan. I wonder if we as fans have elevated the meaning of being a champion to ungodly heights. Whatever it is, it's starting to make me not care so much about sports...well at least basketball.