For every NBA team, the lockout sucks. For the Boston Celtics, it sucks even more.*
*For more on “The Art of the Highly Sophisticated Lead,” I suggest calling me to set up a lesson.
Age means a lost season will affect Boston more than other teams. Age means we could be losing the end of Kevin Garnett’s career. Age means we could be losing the final season Ray Allen played at an All-Star level. Age means Paul Pierce could be a step slower when we see him next.
But according to Glen Davis, the Big Three don’t age like everyone else.
“In a way the window may be closing, but nobody knows their bodies better than those guys,” Rondo said recently. “I’m sure they’ll be ready to go.”
Davis, too, has faith.
“That’s a whole year they could miss,” he said. “That’s time gone, whether you’re running or standing still.
“But when you think about who we have on this team, you know they won’t get out of shape. Look at Ray Allen. I think he has three more years in this league, anyway. Kevin, too. I think his body can hold up. We’re really blessed on this team with our Big Three. They’re really different than a lot of other guys.”
Yes, the Big Three stay in great shape. They’re all professionals. But Ray Allen is 36 years old. Kevin Garnett is 35. Paul Pierce is 34. The lockout may not be robbing us of their last days, but it’s robbing us.