Jun 4, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during practice before game one of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonia Spurs at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: Ignore The Madness Monday!

Welcome to Monday, Boston Celtics fans!

Let’s get this out of the way: I just don’t understand the amount of attention we give to mundane events performed by bigger-than-life athletes such as LeBron James.  His decision to return home to Cleveland?  Good drama.  His decision to wear the number 23 again? Who cares?  It’s just a number, folks.  I just don’t get why every major sports publication devoted so much time to following this “news.”

If I were you, I would ignore the nonsense that major networks are trying to call news and focus your attention on stuff like this look at which NBA rookies seem to have the inside track on success in the league.  Yes, there is a member of the Boston Celtics on this list!

Congratulations must go out to Byron Scott, who has officially been named as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.  His number one priority? Convincing Kobe Bryant it’s time to retire.  Kidding!  Actually, it’s trying to teach that team how to D-up:

Scott said he’s been texting with Lakers starKobe Bryant throughout the summer and conferring about this year’s team. Bryant texted Scott this weekend after news broke that he had accepted the job.

“He told me he was working out with Wesley [Johnson] and Nick [Young],” Scott said. “I told them that sounded great, but ‘they better be ready to play some defense.’ “

Let’s out bets on who wins an NBA Championship first: the new-look Celtics, or the new-look Lakers.

Remember Zach Lavine? The guard from UCLA who was caught mouthing, “****, man” when the Minnesota Timberwolves announced they were picking him in the NBA Draft?  Well, my friends, Lavine might be making us all say, “****, man!” in 2014-2015 if he flashes hops like he did at Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am in Seattle this weekend:

Yeah, that was nice.

Finally, for those of you who still want to see the Boston Celtics set off some fireworks this summer, you’ll be glad to hear that Danny Ainge is still trying to swing for the fences.  More on the idea of fireworks from me later today!

Enjoy!

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