I'm sorry but the following two posts just baffle me as to why you would want the Celtics to lose out on a playoff slot. now I understand that even though it's ridiculously improbable to advance from the eight spot, it is not totally impossible to win a championship because guess what, you just made the playoffs and if you caught Miami in the first round you know freaky things happen with the C's and the Heat. tanking is one thing but to not want to watch your team in the playoffs, takes the cake!!!
Celtics39 said.....I wouldnt even watch the series. Anything less than the 5th worst record is a dissapointment honestly.
esei1000 said....Would honestly be an awful series, would be a wasted year, and would set us up for further mediocrity.. How anybody could root for the 8th seed is beyond me.
You're right I did say that. Quote me on it all day please, because it's true. The only reason this team could make the playoffs is because the eastern conference is so awful and that's no way to win...
Guess what, you know what a 4 game series against the Pacers or Heat would look like? Pretty much the same way every game we play against a contender this year looks like... a blowout, embaressing loss.
So where does that leave us... this same roster and the 16th seed? Great we'll work our way up to medicore. We can just be the Hawks now.
Guess what...2008 wouldn't have happened without the 5th pick in the draft, getting Ray here and KG agreeing to resign. Guess what... we don't improve as a team unless we get a top pick, an asset, in this draft, which we either get an impact player or make a trade like 07. DA isn't stupid, he knows he needs the pick, and he isn't going to mess around with it like tank teams without a plan like the Cavs and Bobcats do. This is part of the plan.
I watch every game I can because I want to see the young players develop. So I'm not a fair weather fan. But I'd be foolish to root for a playoff spot. I want to contend again... not be a feel good story. This is the Celtics, it's championship or bust, not garbage team made it to the playoffs and got blown out. We don't need the playoffs to feel good like Raptors or Wizards or Bobcats do. We just don't...