Draymond Green rightfully dismissive of Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals berth

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The Boston Celtics defeated a Miami Heat team without Jimmy Butler and a Cleveland Cavaliers team that had eventually lost Donovan Mitchell by the end of the series to advance to their sixth Eastern Conference Finals in the last eight seasons.

Impressive? Well sure, beating everyone in front of you is always an impressive feat at the pro level in any sport.

But something to celebrate? Hell no. Boston's historic season ending in the same round as last season would be a massive disappointment.

Draymond Green rightly pointed this out with comments that read like hate, but actually, capture the pulse of Celtics fans quite well while speaking on Inside The NBA on May 15 following Boston's Game 5 victory over the Cavs.

Draymond Green on Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals berth: 'No one cares'

Green spit facts on the hopefully-not-but-potentially-soon-to-be-defunct TNT postgame show.

"...no one cares,” Green said (h/t NESN). “They are at that point now where they need to win a championship. Getting to the conference finals don’t matter anymore. No one wants to see you win in the regular season, get to the conference finals, and then not finish the job. This is good. Obviously, it’s a step on the way but no one cares that they’re going back to the Eastern Conference finals.”

Do you celebrate your car starting in the morning? No. It's supposed to. That's the feeling Celtics fans have of their Eastern Conference Finals berth.

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have had an otherworldly run thus far in green, and they've been paid handsomely for their efforts. But uncomfortable "choker" narratives have already crept in and will reach a fever pitch if the Cs don't get the job done this postseason.

Banner 18 is the only satisfying conclusion to the 2023-24 campaign. Full stop.