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Posted by shawn cassidy on January 8, 2012 at 5:20 AM


When I think of the past four seasons of Celtics basketball. It sometimes reminds me of old fables,or stories that tell us about characters that want,and desire something so bad that they give up something in return. The Celtics franchise wanted a title so bad that they gave so much for a world title,and to me it was all worth it,and  I would never give any move a second thought from 2007.

We knew a price was going to be paid when Ainge put this team together in 2007-08. The time frame was short for the Celtics to win a title,and the deal was complete when the Celtics won banner 17. After the Celtics won the championship in 2008 a string of bad luck has hit the Celtics. It reminds me of stories about Rumpelstiltskin for one example.

In order to make himself appear more important, a miller lied to a king, telling him that his daughter could spin straw into gold. The king called for the girl, shut her in a tower room with straw and a spinning wheel, and demanded that she spin the straw into gold by morning, for three nights, or be executed (the king threatening to . She had given up all hope, when an impish creature appeared in the room and spun straw into gold for her in return for her necklace, then again the following night for her ring. On the third night, when she had nothing with which to reward him, the strange creature spun straw into gold for a promise that the girl's first-born child would become his.

The king was so impressed that he married the miller's daughter, but when their first child was born, the imp returned to claim his payment: "Now give me what you promised"


The time is running out for the Celtics,and the string of bad luck has me wondering if this team can actually pull it out. We paid the price,and we got banner 17,but banner 18 could be far away for Celtics nation. A lot of us feel that banner 18 could have been a real thing last season if Perk remained in green. I think the Celtics would have one three titles in a row if KG wasn't out in 2009,and if Perk play's in game seven in 2010. The Celtics know this is  it,but maybe it's been done for a long time,and we can't face up to it as fans. I'll keep my faith in this team,but I will be real about it also. It takes a lot of luck to win titles,and if the Celtics find synergy,and the injury problems stay away than the Celtics have a chance.

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4 Comments

Reply paul
9:43 AM on January 8, 2012 
I think it takes inspiration to win a championship. Last year the Mavs had it. The Cs had it too, I think, but maybe not as much. It just seems like this team has lots its vision, and now all that is left is the bickering. I guess we'll see, but it looks that way now.
Reply FitzOwen
12:04 PM on January 8, 2012 
Too many "what ifs" to mull over. Look at the Celtics of the 80s: they could've won 4 in a row if a shot here or there could've gone in, or if certain players weren't injured. At the end of the day, you just gotta appreciate the accomplishments.

Regardless of what happens with the current Celtics, I appreciate the fact that they brought respectability back to the franchise. Let's be honest: after the 1988 Playoffs the Celtics weren't good until the early 2000s (yeah, 1990-91 and 1991-92 had good regular season records), and not true contenders until 2007-08.
Reply Frankin
5:03 PM on January 8, 2012 
FitzOwen says...
Too many "what ifs" to mull over. Look at the Celtics of the 80s: they could've won 4 in a row if a shot here or there could've gone in, or if certain players weren't injured. At the end of the day, you just gotta appreciate the accomplishments.

Regardless of what happens with the current Celtics, I appreciate the fact that they brought respectability back to the franchise. Let's be honest: after the 1988 Playoffs the Celtics weren't good until the early 2000s (yeah, 1990-91 and 1991-92 had good regular season records), and not true contenders until 2007-08.

That's my thought to,but you still want your team to give its all,and I don't think they have. Good point though.
Reply paul
10:59 PM on January 8, 2012 
I don't think anyone doesn't appreciate what was accomplished over the past four years.