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Celtics Morning Joe: Still haunted by game 7 in LA

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 28, 2013 at 5:00 AM



You don't understand how I feel, no.. You probably do. Just step inside and grab the wheel.  I'll take you on a ride through hell. I was avoiding it for so long. When it get some free time, I usually watch some Celtics games that are from all era's, but for awhile now it's been all 2008 and 2009. I call myself a bit obsessed, but I guess that's why I do this in some ways. I've watched the 2008 Finals a lot in the past couple of months, and I couldn't stop thinking about 2010 fro some reason. So I decided to watch the 2010 Finals, and that was just a mistake. I found out quickly that I wasn't over it, and I don't know if I'll ever move on from what should have happened. I stayed away from game seven since 2010. But, I finally cracked and watched the game. Every emotion like a "cliche" came running back.


Unfortunately for me, I live in Lakers country. I remember taking off after the final buzzer, and when seeing KG laced with confetti. I took off quickly in my car, and sometimes that's the best medicine. Just taking off on the open road. For a moment I parked my car to just stop and reflect. I rolled down my window, and before I even had one clear thought I heard Laker fans celebrating. This was the last thing I needed at the moment. So, I moved the show on the road. I spent the last few hours of my ride wasting gas driving around, and driving around until I gave up. The good news was that I didn't work the next day. I planned that out because I was either going to be drunk off of a win, or drunk off a loss. I had it covered.


For me personally, I can recall only one other sports moment that haunts me to this day. My beloved Cleveland Indians lost a very close game seven against the Marlins in the 97 World Series. They were up, and a handful of errors cost them late in the game. They were two outs away from a title. I must have loved to hurt myself when I was younger, I watched that game into the ground. Now, I couldn't even think about watching the Celtics lose to the Lakers in 2010.


I know losing hurts no matter what, but when the Celtics lose to a rival like the Lakers, and a team that we hate, and that I hate. It adds to it, and the same goes with the Heat in 2011, and in 2012. After losing to the Lakers in game seven, I got away for awhile. From anything Celtics. I need to escape, this was the toughest loss that I personally had encountered. I came back with a fresh outlook, and the Celtics were reloaded to win banner 18. I felt that winning it in 2011 would have erased the pain of 2010. Sadly all of you know the outcome of the 2011 season, no need to get depressed about that.


Another reason it hurts so much is for the fact that the Celtics were underdogs being led by the uncanny Rondo. It was unpredictable, and amazing basketball. All I asked for during the playoffs in 2010 was a series win over the Cavs. I got that. It's been over three years now, and I have moved on in some ways. I really try to avoid anything from 2010's game seven. So you lay in bed and wonder why? Then you realized it's basketball. It's just basketball, but I doesn't feel that way.

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8 Comments

Reply paul
7:24 AM on July 28, 2013 
It's like the ball through Buckner's legs, and Too Many Men On The Ice.
Reply C'slife
12:43 PM on July 28, 2013 
paul says...
It's like the ball through Buckner's legs, and Too Many Men On The Ice.


For sure, it will always have something about that moment. I know I'll always 'say if Perk wasn't hurt we would have won'. I believe in that, but I also rewatched it, and the Lakers got a lot of calls that they weren't getting. If I recall, they had like a record amount of free throws in the 4th.
Reply rcraig617
1:50 PM on July 28, 2013 
How do you watch so many of these old games? I have a couple of channels on youtube that i watch some games from. Whenever I watch that game seven I can only watch until the end of the third quarter or sometimes I can't get through the the first quarter I just end up trying to do something else. Even the game 7 vs the heat 2 seasons ago I can watch up until the beginning of the 4th quarter. Both years seemed like we were destined to win but I guess not.
Reply paul
2:14 PM on July 28, 2013 
Well, I hate to be this way,but really, it's all rasslin when you come right down to it.
Reply shawn cassidy
3:22 PM on July 28, 2013 
rcraig617 says...
How do you watch so many of these old games? I have a couple of channels on youtube that i watch some games from. Whenever I watch that game seven I can only watch until the end of the third quarter or sometimes I can't get through the the first quarter I just end up trying to do something else. Even the game 7 vs the heat 2 seasons ago I can watch up until the beginning of the 4th quarter. Both years seemed like we were destined to win but I guess not.


I picked up a DVD recorder a few years ago, so I record every game. Before I had that I recorded them on VHS, and the DVD recorder can convert those into DVD's. I have around 75% of the games from the past 6 years, and I have some old ones before this era, and some old games from the 90's. I have more than a few CD' books full of games, and VHS tapes. If you ever want an old game, or anyone for that matter let me know. I could get it for you.
Reply Celticslifer
3:23 PM on July 28, 2013 
paul says...
Well, I hate to be this way,but really, it's all rasslin when you come right down to it.


Fixed. I made it for a good story for the Lakers winning that's for sure.
Reply rcraig617
12:19 AM on July 29, 2013 
shawn cassidy says...
I picked up a DVD recorder a few years ago, so I record every game. Before I had that I recorded them on VHS, and the DVD recorder can convert those into DVD's. I have around 75% of the games from the past 6 years, and I have some old ones before this era, and some old games from the 90's. I have more than a few CD' books full of games, and VHS tapes. If you ever want an old game, or anyone for that matter let me know. I could get it for you.

aight no doubt
Reply paul
1:38 AM on July 29, 2013 
Celticslifer says...
Fixed. I made it for a good story for the Lakers winning that's for sure.


That's entertainment, you know? Thinking that pro sports isn't, to one extent or another, fixed is like watching Project Runway and thinking that nothing is ever manipulated or coached. ONe has to basically calculate that into one's appreciation and one's interpretations of events.

Bottom line, it would have taken some kind of miracle for the Cs to win that game, I suspect.