Since you’re reading this website, you’re probably a hardcore Celtics fan who enjoys bad writing and worse jokes. You probably also recall how the Boston Celtics humiliated the Miami Heat at the TD Garden a week and a half ago.
The Celtics were so thorough in their destruction that the Heat called a players-only meeting afterward to recapture “that dark place” they went to after losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals. (Sheridan Hoops)
The last time Boston played Miami, the Celtics won so convincingly (91-72 on April 1) it prompted the Heat to call a players-only meeting.
“Everybody who was here last year had something to say at that meeting,” guard Mario Chalmers said.
That April Fool’s Day loss at Boston dropped the Heat to 4-7 on the road since the All-Star break. It was time to address a truth, one first mentioned by coach Erik Spoelstra. The Heat had lost the motivating pain of that Game 6 Finals loss to Dallas. They had to get back to “that dark place,” as they say. That’s what that players-only meeting was about.
“Just getting back to the hurt,” forward LeBron James said.
Twenty bucks says Chris Bosh cried tears while Eddy Curry sat in one corner of the locker room, trying to suppress a bad case of the giggles because he inadvertently stared at the top of Shane Battier’s head.