Bill Simmons has a crazy, wild idea that can only work if a whole lot of people decide to follow his Twitter account. If you’re going to the game tomorrow night, follow it. It’d be great to have orchestrated chants in the middle of games. (ESPN)
When LeBron shot his first set of free throws during Game 3 of the Boston series, I was disappointed that the Boston crowd didn’t chant either “You’re a fa-ker! You’re a fa-ker!” (to tweak him about his injured elbow) or “You’re gonna leave! You’re gonna leave!” That’s when I realized something: Thanks to Twitter, we could mobilize crowd chants almost to the minute during playoff games.
For instance, let’s say someone created a Twitter account called @CelticsChants (just for fun, I did it) and became the go-to chanting coordinator during games. Before Game 3, I post the tweet, “Chant for first LeBron FTs: ‘You’re a fa-ker! You’re a fa-ker!’” Then, during garbage time, I post another one: “If LBJ goes to line again, chant, ‘You’re gonna leave! You’re gonna leave!’” Even if 500 people at the game were following that account, wouldn’t that be enough fans to get those chants rolling so everyone in the stadium joined in? Just for fun, I’m trying this for Game 6 in Boston: www.twitter.com/celticschants.
Anybody who’s going to Game Six, follow it. Even if you don’t, cheer your ass off. The Celtics need to end the series in Boston.
Here at Celtics Town, we’d like to contribute our best Celtics chants with the hope that you–our readers– comment on your favorites, or, more importantly, add your own chants in the comment section. We will select our favorite chant from the comment section and submit it to the newly-employed Czar of Celtic Chants, Bill Simmons.
Without further ado, our top 5 Celtics chants for Game 6 in Boston:
1. “No Ring, No King!” OR “The King has no ring(s)!”
- As Adrian Wojnarowski so eloquently wrote in this article, LeBron James has been playing and acting as if he has already won something. But LeBron has won nothing in the NBA so far and it’s up to the Celtics fans to remind him of that all night.
2. “Delonte’s a gun-ner!” OR “He’s a gun-ner!”
- After Gilbert Arenas was arrested for bringing guns into the locker room, many people seem to forget that Delonte West was arrested in the offseason riding a motorcycle, carrying multiple firearms, one being stored a guitar case. After a missed West three-pointer, this chant would remind some people that perhaps Delonte West should have been suspended from the NBA, too. Not to mention the fact that the chant could rattle West into a poor shooting night
3. “Over-rated! Over-rated!”
- Directed, at Mo Williams this is hardly a creative chant, but it needs to be said. Mo Williams, is a streaky shooter, but when he’s not shooting well, he contributes next to nothing to Cleveland. He was an All-star last year and many media members treat him like he’s an All-star. In my opinion, Mo Williams is not even a good a PG as Delonte West. Let’s stop treating him like he’s any match for Rajon Rondo.
4. ”You got Rondo’d!”
- A clever phrase that has taken on a life of its own, this chant would pay homage to the fantastic job Rondo has done this series, this playoffs, this season. Rondo has been the best Celtic this season and people are just starting to find out how good he has become. Another potential benefit of the chant is that LeBron could hear this chant and decide to be the hero who stopped Rondo. Not only would Rondo torch LeBron-he’s just too quick for him- but Paul Pierce would be freed up to make his mark on the game.
5. “Spellll-Check! Spellll-Check!”
- Directed at Antawn Jamison anytime he touches the ball. I mean, come on, his parents really thought that was how you spelled Antoine?