I heard Tanguay say the other night, "Come ON! He helped us win a championship, for heaven's sake!" ... yes, he did, Gary, and then he went about showing the world, (and Celtics Nation), that he cared more about sending an immature and hateful message to Boston, than he did about money, or being loyal, or the city and fans that he still says he'll always "be a part of".
I'm honestly not as bitter about what he did as i am about the way he did it. I spent many years thinking him to be a person of much higher character and ethics, but maybe it was just a ill-advised move and a mistake, which we all make ourselves.
Doesn't appear that way, however, and I guess I wouldn't be moved to cheer or boo, myself, but take the less direct path of apathy, (which my ambivalence has now degraded into, unfortunately). I know it's not the "classy" thing to do, but it's all I'm left with after this whole thing has been beaten to death.
The sad thing is that I loved the guy, his game, his character, his demeanor, and his fairly consistent choice of taking the high road ... that's what makes this stark detour of his so perplexing, and leaves such a bitter taste in my mouth. It's all just a freaking shame, and it will be good to get beyond it ... finally.
+1, Bahku.. thoughtful and well said....and I was starting to get to that apathetic and less caring state that seems to have brought you some peace and less vitriol, and then I saw the article in the Miami Sun Setinel.
In that aricle, he banged Doc and the Cs around with lies, saying something to the effect of: from the beginning they had me standing in the corner and didn't run any plays for me. He's delusional.
No problem, Judas. Whatever eases your conscience and lets you sleep at night.