May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics shooting guard Jason Terry (4) reacts during the game against the New York Knicks in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. The New York Knicks defeated the Celtics 88-80. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Delayed Takeoff: A Letter to Jason Terry

Apr 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) reacts during the fourth quarter of game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. New York Knicks won 90-76. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Dear JET,

What happened to you man? What happened to the killer pick and roll ball handler that took out the Miami Heat in the finals? What happened to one of the best best scorers off the bench in the past decade?

At the beginning of the season you’re bravado and showmanship off the bench was probably the best part of your seemingly nonexistent contribution to this team. I enjoyed it, for awhile. I also for awhile believed you were a much better option than Ray Allen would’ve been(Boy was I wrong). I believed that you would be the same dynamic guard that I so enjoyed watching in Dallas. It’s not so much that I hate you JET, it’s more that I despised the talking.

My biggest pet peeve with you was that satanic, jinx of a tattoo you decided to permanently ink you’re body with. I appreciated the confidence and I know it worked before with Dallas but it was just unnecessary. I wouldn’t have been as mad if you actually backed it up with great play. 10 ppg on 43% shooting with the lowest PER of you career(12.8) isn’t gonna cut it. You had you’re 4th worst shooting season of your career and never learned any of the defensive rotations.

Even with all of the negatives there were still some positives. Your TS% was the best since you 08-09 season in Dallas and you had some great moments. You’re late game heroics in the New York series let me have some closure with the Celtics season and I thank you for that. While I cringed when you shot them I did secretly enjoy every PUJIT you made no matter how awful they were. You took one for the team and got JR suspended for a game in the New York series.

The future in Boston is quite uncertain and I don’t know who’ll be suiting up in Green. Whether your here or not, Your time in Green will certainly not be forgotten. I probably won’t remember you fondly and will mostly likely direct my ire for this season towards you in the future but for now I’m gonna focus on the positives and remember you as a solid yet inconsistent 6th man. You certainly weren’t Dallas Jet for most of the season but you helped us when it counted in the playoffs and allowed me to have fun with this team instead of hating it. For that Jet, I am thankful, you may not have contributed much but you made the season a lot easier to enjoy.

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