Do the 2010 Boston Celtics remind you of the 1995 Houston Rockets saga, huh? To me, my answer is yes! Just my opinion.
First off, let's look back at the 1995 Rockets' brief history. They won only 47 of 82 games and finished the sixth seed in the West. Shocking and very embarrassing, they became the first NBA team with 49 or fewer wins to upset all four 50-win teams en route to the NBA Finals winning the second straight NBA championship: 60-win Utah Jazz in the West first round; 59-win Phoenix Suns in the West Semifinals; NBA-best 62-win San Antonio Spurs in the West Finals; East-best 57-win Orlando Magic in the NBA Finals. Not to mention, they were the lowest seed ever to win the NBA title since 1984, in which the current playoff format began.
Now, the 2010 Celtics finished with a 50-32 record, 12 fewer wins than last year's record, as the fourth seed in the East. They tied the same record with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs for the ninth place in the NBA league. Unlike the 1995 Rockets that didn't have the homecourt advantage throughout playoffs and still hold the NBA record of winning nine road games in a single postseason, the Celtics had the homecourt advantage for the only first round series versus the fifth-seeded Miami Heat. In my entitled opinion, despite three more wins and two higher seeded spots than the 1995 Rockets, the 2010 Celtics are the historic WORST and BADDEST team ever in the NBA! If asked, I would rather root for the 1995 Rockets against the most overrated 2010 Celtics!
Like my prediction, I was not surprised that the Celtics easily defeated the Heat in five games of the East first round series. Many people picked the NBA-best 61-win Cleveland Cavaliers to win the second round series over the Celtics in 5 or 6 games. Somehow, it was very shocking that the Celtics had outplayed and eliminated the top seed in the East Semifinals and advanced to the East Finals facing the second NBA-best 59-win Orlando Magic. In Game Five of the East Semifinals, I was very disgusted that the rude-laughing Celtics humiliated the Cavaliers by handing the top seed its horrible NBA-record 32-point home playoff loss. Flashing into my bad memory, this horrible margin reminds me of the Lakers' unacceptable 39-point playoff loss to the sickest Celtics back in the 2008 NBA Finals. Come on, give me a damn break, feeling like having a headache! Whoa, whoa! In addition, I was very disgusted that the Cavaliers became the first NBA team with a 70% or better winning record to lose a playoff game by at least 30 points in the margin. How HORRIBLE!!! That is one of the reasons why the Celtics are the baddest NBA team ever, especially making a lot of rude laughs when they recklessly humiliate the opponents.
Entering the East Finals, the rude-laughing Celtics embarrassingly humiliated the Magic, causing the second seed falling into a horrible 3-0 hole. Whoa, whoa! Come on, give me a break! Whoa, whoa! Rooting for the Magic, I strictly kept my fingers crossed that the Magic would have the best chance to become the first NBA team ever to overcome the 3-0 deficit to win the playoff series in history. If they had done, then they would have the best chance to win its first NBA championship in franchise history. Somehow, unfortunately, I became very disappointed that the cruelest Celtics laughingly denied the Magic's best chance.
Upsetting the two top NBA teams in the last rounds of this year's playoffs, the Celtics are proven that they have numerous secrets of their defensive tricks, which neither Cavaliers nor Magic are able to answer. I'm getting sicker and more disgusted of the Celtics always cheating on the opponents regardless of win-loss records since the C's Big Three (Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen) era began in 2007-08. Using their secrets of defensive tricks under most overrated NBA head coach Doc Rivers and his defensive specialist Tom Thibodeau, the Celtics have obviously CHEATED on the Cavaliers and Magic in the postseason. Either Cavaliers or Magic were supposed to get past the all-time LOSER Celtics to advance to the NBA Finals. Again, the Celtics' secret tips of defense are totally disgusting me!
Now. . . . .
To my dearest NBA team - Los Angeles Lakers: Good Night!
The Lakers better got to watch out of the rudest, cruelest and toughest Celtics' secrets of defensive tricks! Eck! The Lakers are the third best team with 57 wins behind the Cavaliers and Magic in the NBA league. They have advanced to the third straight NBA Finals, facing the evilest Celtics in the rematch of the all-time historic rivalry since 1959. After the Cavaliers and Magic are tragically victims, do you think that the Lakers will be the next victim of the rude-laughing Celtics' humiliations? Well, who knows? That is exactly what I am very concerned about my team. Watching the Lakers-Celtics rematch makes me feel very nervous and pathetic! Eck! Most fear for the Lakers or any other opponent, the Celtics are the most dangerous NBA team ever to threaten to kill the more favored opponent into embarrassment despite winning only 50 games and East's fourth seed.
Unlike two seasons ago that the Celtics had the homecourt advantage throughout the postseason based on its best NBA record, the Lakers have the homecourt advantage in the NBA Finals at this time. The Lakers are 8-0 at home in this postseason. Generally, a little more than 75% of the teams with homecourt advantage have won the NBA Finals series. However, unfortunately, due to the Celtics' secrets of defensive tricks possibly denying the Lakers' best chance to win the back-to-back championships, the homecourt advantage is no longer guaranteed since the heavily underdog Celtics have already stolen the homecourt advantages from the two top NBA teams by winning four road games in Cleveland and Orlando.
Like I have stated in the past, I still can't stand the most arrogant attitudes of the Celtics players, especially Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce and even Coach Rivers. I hate KG so much! I hate Pierce so much! I hate Doc so much! Of course, except Ray Allen, I hate all Celtics team personnel so much! Not to mention, Ray is the only good guy on the baddest Celtics roster. I personally wish that he should never be traded to Boston from the formerly Seattle SuperSonics (now known as OC Thunder) in the first place three years ago!
In today's NBA, 14-year veteran Kobe Bryant of the Lakers is the fiercest competitor ever I have seen. When Kobe was the fastest rising star becoming one of the best All-Star players back in the early 2000s, I envisioned that he would be the next Michael Jordan with similar attitudes about winning NBA championships and playing for one of the best NBA coaches - Phil Jackson who has won 10 NBA titles as a head coach. Now, like my vision, Kobe is proven as the next MJ in the 2000s and possibly early 2010s before he may retire in a few years from now. In fact, MJ has six championship rings while Kobe has only four rings. Honestly, I am not a huge fan of Kobe's but I have a lot of respect for him because he has done for my lovely team in his entire NBA career.
Unfortunately, I don't have any respect for the Celtics, except Ray Allen whom I really like as one of the few humble NBA players. Like leaving scars forever, there are still two worst moments of the 2008 NBA Finals: a 24-point collapse in Game 4 and a horrible 131-92 playoff loss in the closing Game 6. Although Kobe doesn't care who his team is playing against in the NBA Finals, he and his teammates including Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher still have not forgotten about those horrible nightmares. As I am in their shoes as a longtime Lakers fan, they are looking forward to take their HEATED REVENGE on the baddest Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals! Notably, the Lakers did not have center Andrew Bynum and one-time DPOY Ron Artest when the rude-laughing Celtics embarrassingly humiliated the Lakers in the NBA Finals two seasons ago. At that time, Artest was with the Rockets team while Bynum missed the entire playoffs due to a knee injury that required surgery during the regular season.
In order to take the revenge on the Celtics, the Lakers MUST figure out how to play MORE DEFENSIVE against the defensive-mind Celtics throughout the series!
Game 1 at Los Angeles: Lakers 101, Celtics 86
Game 2 at Los Angeles: Lakers 94, Celtics 88
The heavenly Lakers are going to enjoy laughing at the devil Celtics by taking its 2-0 series lead!
Game 3 at Boston: Lakers 100, Celtics 92 (Celts lead 63-41 at halftime)
Like Game 4 back in the 2008 NBA Finals, the unforgiving Lakers enjoy collapsing the Celtics' 30-point lead to win this game in revenge, taking its 3-0 lead! In the second half, the Lakers outscore the Celtics 59-29 in laughter!
Game 4 at Boston: Celtics 89, Lakers 86
The Celtics' first win cut the Lakers' lead to 3-1.
Game 5 at Boston: Celtics 93, Lakers 92
This game is the closest ever in this series.
Game 6 at Los Angeles: Lakers 141, Celtics 94
Like Game 6 back in the 2008 NBA Finals, the severely hurting and furious Lakers dare to humiliate the Celtics by handing the Celtics its potential NBA Finals-record 47-point loss in revenge and laughter! By that way, the Lakers are winning its sweet sixteenth NBA championship in franchise history, just one shy of the Celtics' 17 titles. Kobe gets his fifth ring while Phil gets the 11th ring as the coach!
2010 NBA Finals: Lakers 4, Celtics 2
2010 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers
2010 NBA Finals Runner-Up: Cleveland Cavaliers (by forfeit)
As if I were David Stern as the NBA Commissioner, I would have declared the league-best Cavaliers as the 2010 Eastern Conference champions by forfeit when the second-best Magic embarrassingly lost the playoff series to the disqualified Celtics in the crucial conference finals. In the worst-case scenario for the Lakers, if they lose the NBA Finals series to the Celtics again, I definitely would declare the Cavaliers as the 2010 NBA champions by forfeit based on the NBA's best record. The Celtics should have been disqualified from the last three playoff rounds because of cheating with their secrets of defensive tricks that none of the opponents is able to answer. Watching the Celtics humiliating the opponents with their defensive tricks are totally disgusting me! Eck!