As a fan, the fourth episode of The Association is going to be a strange one to watch. On one hand, I still love Perk. I rooted for Perk for eight years. I watched him grow, from a bumbling, overweight rookie into a legitimate starting center, one of the best individual post defenders in the NBA, and one tough bastard who I would go to battle with any day. I’ll never forget Perk.
On the other hand, it’s about time we stop the grieving period. It’s like when a girlfriend breaks up with you. At some point, it’s time to stop checking out her photos and statuses on Facebook, you know? It’s just going to open up old wounds all over again. So will I watch tomorrow? Probably. But I’m not at all sure I’m going to like it.
P.S. – That Facebook status-checking comparison wasn’t about me, I swear. Just a hypothetical. No, really.
After the jump, check out one Celtic I won’t miss “quite” as much as Perk.
“Love me at my worst, love me at my best. That’s the type of player I am, the type of person I am.” – Nate Robinson
As much as I sometimes despised Nate Robinson’s shot selection, I always knew his head was in the right place. He wanted to win. He wanted to have fun. He always worked hard. He always remained positive. If he just could have cut out the “pull-up jumpers that have no chance of going in and will certainly ruin any momentum the Celtics have,” I could have really enjoyed the Nate Robinson era. Seriously. I think.