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April 16, 2008

Celtics may do it for the first time since ‘86

I guess I should start out by saying I was wrong. I thought Memphis would beat Kansas in the NCAA Championship game by double digits, but the Jayhawks proved me wrong. Not only did they not lose by 10 or more, but they beat the Tigers in overtime.

High school and college hoops are over now and those are the two best brands of basketball if you ask me. I am finally looking forward to the NBA playoffs again, however, because my beloved Boston Celtics actually have a shot to do something they haven’t done since 1986 — Win the NBA Championship. Not since the days of Larry Bird, Robert Parrish and Kevin McHale have the Celtics been a strong contender. Actually, they have pretty much been a joke for the past 20 years. Now, with the trades that landed Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in Boston alongside Kentucky’s own Rajon Rondo and long-time Celtics star Paul Pierce, the team is back on top again.....at least they were during the regular season.

I remember when I was just a kid and me and my friends would play basketball on a Nerf Hoop. I don’t know if it was my youth or if the NBA was really more exciting back then. We used to look forward to the All-Star game, Slam Dunk Contest and 3-point Shootout. I couldn’t even tell you who won any of the three this season. I do know, however, that the Celtics are back in the hunt and that does excite me. Les Dixon is a Hawks fan. The Hawks are trying to wrap up the eight-seed in the Eastern Conference, and if that happens they will play the Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. That will equal a bad week for me. How can I boast and brag about my team if they are beating up on my bosses team?

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