ESPN rounded up a panel of Celtics bloggers to answer a few questions about the Celtics. The latest question was this:
Here’s my answer. In advance, I would like to apologize to all the Townies it offends. (ESPN)
Jay King, Celtics Town (Conference Finals)
I want to say the Celtics will win a championship, desperately. I really, really, REALLY do. I just don’t think it’s happening. I’m drinking the Miami Kool-Aid for now. The Heat will beat the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. (Banging head against the wall … Repeating head bang.) Can I swear on ESPN.com? No? Well, I guess I’ll just have to settle for an emphatic, “Rats!”
My brother Tommy answered the question too. You’ll probably like his response a little more than mine.
NBA Finals; The other “contenders” in the East seem more like pretenders to me. Orlando stood pat, despite last year’s disappointing finish, and the disappearance of Rashard Lewis and Vince Carter against the Celtics. Miami will have a great regular season, but they need to get some playoff reps before they punch through to the Finals (not to mention a big body or two, and a PG). Chicago got better with the addition of Carlos Boozer, Ronnie Brewer, and Kyle Korver, but are still a step below the Eastern Conference elite.
So what do you Townies think? Do the Celtics have enough to get by the Heat? Are they going to get revenge on the Lakers for last season? Do you simply want to beat the bejesus out of me because I predicted the C’s wouldn’t even make it to the Finals?