Ray Allen spoke with WEEI yesterday about his Boston Celtics. Here was my favorite quote:
This is a veteran team with championship experience in some cases. Do you feel confident when the playoffs come next week you guys can flip that switch?
You guys ask me questions that to me, at the end of the day, that is the only choice we have. We are going out to play basketball and our basketball lives depend on it. Getting out there and forcing what we need to be going on out there as a team and as individuals — yeah, things are not always going to go our way for us. We know that we are going to be in some precarious situations out there on the floor whether it is defense or offense, whatever it is. But that is the playoffs. Each team is here for a reason and each team has players that are getting paid and want to win a championship. That is the beautiful thing about it. It is a competition and we want to be better and fight harder than any other team.
I don’t know about you guys, but this quote gave me goosebumps, especially this part: “That is the only choice we have. We are going out to play basketball and our basketball lives depend on it.”
Anybody else super ready for the playoffs to begin?