“Nate turned the corner during the playoffs for us as far as understanding that this is a team, that this is not the ‘Nate Show,’ “ Rivers said. “We’re deadly serious about winning, and there’s a time and place to have fun. Honestly, he wouldn’t have played if he hadn’t learned that.”
THIS is why I love the Celtics. They aren’t just serious about winning, they’re “deadly serious” about winning. And Doc’s not blowing smoke, either. Those guys love to win and they don’t care about shit else. Not stats, not playing time, nothing. It’s why Shaq signed for the minimum. It’s why Von Wafer will either change his problematic ways or spend the season sitting on the bench with his warmup suit on. It’s why KG’s in the best shape of his life. The Celtics are deadly serious about winning, and they aren’t going to let anything stop them from the pursuit of that goal. God damn, I love these guys.