Thursday, June 10, 2010

Boston seems not really going for 18th banner

Was winning the Eastern Conference Final were Celtics only Goal?

Early in the Eastern Playoff series, I think against the Cleveland when the C's Captain wrote on his boston blog

Nothing changes you like fatherhood.

You grow up a lot faster. You just mature -- the things you do off the court, every time you step outside. Every time you step on the court you feel like you’ve got something new to play for. After playing for yourself, your family, you’ve got another person in the world that you have to look after.

My daughter, Prianna Lee, turned two last month. I still remember being in the delivery room. Julie was in labor for six hours. I saw everything. I’ve never seen anything like that, probably as long as I’ve been on this Earth. It was probably the most amazing thing I’ve experienced.

Being a father, it helps you grow, put life in perspective knowing that this little one needs your eye, your teaching, your care for the rest of their life.

I think about it every time I wake up, every time I come home from practice. Now you get done with the game, you get done with practice, I can’t wait to get home and see my little daughter. No matter how your day is going, you go home, you see her, she comes running up to me and you forget all your worries.

I’ve had bad days, bad games and she erases all that stuff for me. That’s the beauty of it. You don’t think about any of your worries when she’s in your arms and she’s giving you a hug because she doesn’t care about none of that stuff.

As told to Globe reporter Julian Benbow.

This sounds like he's done. Ready to retire. No longer wanted to play the game. That include the whole team. And suddenly they flip the switch sending Cleveland and Orlando to go home. I thought Paul Pierce think I should get a ring for daughter? In a world of professional basketball, maybe that is the sweetest thing that you can be done as a player. Can they send their bitter rival go home too?

NBA Finals Officiating at Worst?

Celtics can't win the NBA Finals in Game 5, which I blogged the last time. One reason was the officiating. According to Celtics Coach, Doc Rivers,


"Last night, Paul was never in his rhythm. He couldn't be. He played for four minutes, he was back on the bench, played for five minutes. I mean, I played Paul at times last night when I should not have had him on the floor with four fouls, but I had no choice. You've got to get him on the floor at some point.

"But it clearly -- you know, we watched film today, and I showed Paul, it's funny. I said 'Paul, that's a driving lane. You've got to get to the basket.' His response was: 'I was worried about getting another foul.' It's tough to play that way." Through three games, the Celtics have been whistled for 84 personal fouls to the Lakers' 75. Pierce and Kevin Garnett have been whistled for 13 fouls apiece, while Lamar Odom of the Lakers leads all players with 14 personals. Odom has played an average of just 21 minutes per game after averaging nearly 30 minutes over the first three rounds of the postseason.

Does this help to deteriorate the quality of the NBA Game? Maybe, but don't hate the referee, hate the game!

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