When The Game That Must Not Be Named ended, Doc Rivers returned to the locker room. As he looked around at his devastated troops, he told them essentially the same thing he had said the previous year: When the Celtics have been at full health, they are undefeated.
A couple days ago, Doc repeated that chorus to ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. And he’s right. With the starting five all healthy, the Celtics haven’t lost a single playoff series.
But Ron Artest believes Doc is simply making excuses. (Twitter)
Boston lost to lakers because of Kendrick Perkins injury. What about in 08 when Bynum was injured. What about this year Bynum was injured
What about Kobe played with a broke finger …. What about Ron artest defense When the Boston staff said Ron artest was too slow
Doc got one million excuses.. Just come back this season a take what you want…
The lakers with Bynum in the playoffs healthy has not lost The same way whoever whatever hasn’t Let’s not mention the stats on lock down
Nobody made excuses when Boston came to sac town when I was there and they embarrassed us. Acting like they were hardcore.
If you can look past all the Twitterized grammar, the moral of Artest’s story is clear: Doc Rivers should stop making excuses for his team. And you know what? I actually agree with Artest. Rivers needs to stop playing the “we’re undefeated at full strength” card.
It’s time to stop making excuses. It’s time to stop saying “our starting five is the best in the league.” It’s time to stop playing the “what if?” game. It’s time for Doc to take his five against everybody else’s five and see which side emerges victorious. If the Celtics do, good. And if they don’t, even if injuries are part of the reason? Doc should simply tip his cap to the champs and tell them congratulations. I’ll do the same thing myself…
And then I’ll puke everywhere and spend the rest of the night bawling into my pillow case. Grace doesn’t change the fact that losing hurts.