|Posted on October 15, 2012 at 10:40 PM|
"It didn’t take me long to embrace being a Celtic. I hate whoever they hate. The Lakers are number one up there and the Heat aren’t too far behind. Doc tells us every day to think about the Heat. Not only does he tell us, but the film plays over and over if you go to the practice facility. Before practice and after practice, that series [2012 Eastern Conference Finals] is playing over and over on the television. We start off the season against them (Oct. 30 in Miami).
Obviously the road to the championship goes through the champions and that’s the Miami Heat. I take it on. I take it on personally. This is just a part of me, my make up, and my character. I’m just so happy to be on a team with guys who are just as passionate as I am because that’s how I play every day. You know Kevin Garnett is probably the most passionate guy I’ve ever been around. I’ve only been around a month and a-half, but he plays the way I do."
It’s memories collected from a series that ended in pain. An ending to a wonderful season that should have ended differently. Sometimes you want to bury it so deep. But since the Celtics are watching the ECF's over, and over again it must drive the C's insane. They did it all to themselves. They'll live in shame until they redeem themselves.
The Celtics are reminded of the pain, and anger that they felt after the Heat advanced to the Finals. The Celtics believe in their hearts that it should have been them. It should have, but now the Celtics are ready, and they believe in each other. Terry has the can back up his words, and his intensity will only help the Celtics.