Good morning, Boston Celtics fans!
The next time any of us even think about complaining because the Celtics have not delivered on the whole “fireworks” comment, we should pause and consider the mess that is threatening to tear apart the Los Angeles Clippers organization. Earlier this week I shared with you a report that head coach Doc Rivers could bolt if Donald Sterling is still an owner of the franchise. That’s bad – but what if point guard and Players Association President Chris Paul led a team-wide boycott, as well?
If the Donald Sterling affair didn’t have your undivided attention before, it should now.
The Los Angeles Clippers’ ownership drama has taken a sinister turn. Clippers superstar and Players Association President Chris Paul is throwing out the possibility of a boycott if Sterling remains owner of the team.
The mere mention, in a probate court hearing, of Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers wanting to go elsewhere if Sterling stays was bad enough. But Paul leading a boycott of his team is a doomsday scenario no one wants to see. If Paul, All-Star Blake Griffin and the rest of the Clippers refuse to take the court when training camp begins, this situation takes on an entirely new dynamic.
I don’t know Donald Sterling, and I’m not going to judge him as a human being, but shame on him for dragging this situation into the courts. When no one in the organization wants to work for you, it’s time to take your money and play somewhere else. The Clippers franchise is just now establishing itself as something other than the red-headed stepchild of the Lakers; this man is going to send the team back to the Stone Ages.
Speaking of the hated Lakers: news is breaking that Byron Scott has been offered the head coaching gig. Do me a favor and check out the comments below the article – I love it when readers take good news and start predicting instant success!
Raise your hand if you’re ready for the return of El Hombre Indestructible! Man, I like Vitor Faverani. Even if he doesn’t pan out to be a double-double averaging monster for the Celtics, he busts his ass – and what a nickname! Check out the video he posted on Instagram to see how his rehab is coming along.
Speaking of videos, here’s a peek behind the curtain at the Boston Celtics’ training facility where strength and conditioning coach Bob Doo is putting the youngest members of the Boston Celtics to work.
I leave you this morning with both sides of the Evan Turner picture. On the one hand, it’s pretty obvious that signing Turner did not address the Boston Celtics’ greatest need; however, for those of you trying to view this in glass half-full mode, check out some of the things Turner’s previous coach, Philadelphia’s Brett Brown, had to say about the former number two pick in the NBA Draft.
I just have a soft spot for him. I feel like his better days are ahead of him. He’s young by all standards (25), and I think the Celtics are really lucky to have him. I’ve got sort of a soft spot for the whole situation, given that it is Boston, given that it’s somebody that I’ve taken a special interest in. If he can find the right environment, he has a chance to rebuild himself, and I know that it’s in him. I really think that he’s got something else to offer.
Enjoy – but wait! Check back in with me later, as I have a few more ideas just dying to escape my scattered brain today!!!
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