|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM|
Photographs take us to that moment of happiness. They make us relive our past, and they show us what we were, and who wanted to become. Sometimes they can make us sad by seeing how young we once were. Photographs capture life embracing love and hate. Photos can provide comfort for a loss. They give us a glimpse of that loved one who's no longer here.
It seems like every season we fall victim to comparing every single team to the 2008 team. This season has brought up those feelings for the simple fact that the Celtics went out of the country once again for camp. Doc's reminded everyday of the 2008 trip. He has the Rome picture hanging in his office. Ubuntu was built in Rome, and this 2012 team wants that magic. But I think they need to move away from reliving that magic.
Ubuntu can be who the Celtics are. The principal, and belief in Ubuntu is great. But this team needs to stand on there own, and 2008 needs to be a good memory, and not something we try to relive with each new season. If you look at both pictures, they're obviously different. Only three players remain from that team, and thankfully their the three best players as well.
Some nights I go out to the ocean. The darkness sometimes overwhelms me. But that feeling goes away fast. Serious thoughts race through my mind. Like I should call my parents more, and than some really minor thoughts cross my mind. But their is one constant in my life, and that's my escape with the Celtics. Looking at old photos from the 2008 team makes us want to go back. That feeling of winning a title is surreal even as a fan.
I think more than anything with this team is that I hope they carve their on name. I want this team to stand the test of time just like 2008 squad will. The 2008 team was about the Big three. and their moment. This time around it's about Rondo's legacy, and that's why it's so different.
Five years from now I hope we compare the 2017 Celtics to this team. That's what I hope, and I hope to see a couple more banners up in the rafters.
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