Host shares disrespectful opinion on why Boston Celtics traded for Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday

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Colin Cowherd's "The Volume" co-host, Jason Timpf, shared one of the most disrespectful and nonsensical opinions on why the Boston Celtics traded for Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday in the offseason: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are supposedly "not good enough" to win on their own.

"This entire Finals series is very different from some of the Finals we've seen in NBA history where it's like Steph vs. LeBron or it's, you know, these guys we see these big apex kind of stars," Timpf prefaced before saying, "And it's like weird seeing a team led by a Jayson Tatum, who's as kind of funky and is flawed as he is as a superstar.

"By going to get Porzingis and Jrue Holiday, (Brad Stevens) told you what he thought about Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. These guys aren't good enough. I need to give them just an overwhelming amount of support in order for them to accentuate their strengths and it's worked wonderfully in the season."

Brad Stevens literally penalized for making the Boston Celtics better with Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday trades

This right here, this is the definition of cope. And it's one of the worst sports takes of all time by Timpf; verbal diarrhea aimed at riling up the Celtics fanbase and catering to the most casual of NBA fans.

By this token, did the Los Angeles Lakers land Gary Payton and Karl Malone because Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal weren't good enough? Did the Miami Heat land Ray Allen because LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh weren't good enough? Did the Golden State Warriors land Kevin Durant because Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green weren't good enough?

Brad Stevens winning Executive of the Year is being held against the two stars who laid the foundation for this title team, and it's disgusting to witness. Adding Porzingis and Holiday changed the culture, but the Jays were already on the precipice of a title but ran into a historic Finals performance from Curry in 2022 and the peak of "Heat Culture" in 2020 and 2023.

Takes like this are the lowest form of sports discourse. Discard it accordingly.