Boston Celtics are playing for something bigger this season

Jan 10, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Jaylen
Jan 10, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Jaylen / Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics have a chance to do something special this season by ending a 16-year championship drought. By restoring the classic Celtics championship standard, the players would be immortalized as legends in Boston.

One thing people are missing is that the Celtics can also take over as the number one must-see team in Boston.

I am 22 years old and there has not been a time in my life where the Celtics were the top dogs in Boston or had the keys to the city. Maybe 2008 when they won the NBA title, but besides that, the Celtics have always been second fiddle to the New England Patriots dynasty with Tom Brady or the Boston Red Sox when they won four championships in 14 years. The Celtics almost never came close to matching those teams.

Now with the Patriots and Red Sox in for long rebuilds and the Bruins having playoff failures, the Celtics are in a prime position to take over the city for the first time since the 1980s. The Cs are in this position in large part due to the hard work of Brad Stevens and the pockets of owner Wyc Grousbeck.

Wyc Grousbeck has invested in a Boston Celtics team capable of taking over the city

Sensing a changing of the guard in Boston, Grousbeck has invested everything into the Celtics and it has paid off. The Cs are built to be a juggernaut for years to come, which means TD Garden will be the place to be for the rest of the decade.

As long as the Celtics continue to be a great product and win championships, they will take over as the top team in Boston. I think if they win Banner 18, they will probably sit on the throne for the rest of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown’s tenure in Boston.

Let’s hope it's for a long time.