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With the Boston Celtics now one game away from clinching a berth in the 2012 NBA Finals, detractors are now begun praising the veteran team.
After defeating the Miami Heat 94-90 in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the gang in green have now placed doubt in the heads of their opponents and fans.
As a basketball fan, I dislike watching the pre and post-game shows, because of the talking heads who give their half-researched and uninformed opinions about the game — even if they’ve once coached or played themselves.
Perhaps, my issue is with the media’s glamorization of teams such like, the Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Yankees, all who seem to get the favorable opinion when they, at the very least, resemble small success.
When the Miami Heat added Lebron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade in South Beach, the city celebrated and players boasted about how many championships they’d win, all before playing their first game.
After losing in the finals to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, the Heat were still the center of attention for what they didn’t do as oppose to what the victors did.
The Celtics were once a franchise that fit into this category of the “glamor” teams that I speak of, but I just don’t get the sense that they are looked at as favorably as the aforementioned.
During the 2012 regular season, the team from Boston weren’t considered among the championship élite. Tags of being “too old” and “too injured” followed gang green all year.
After the game 5 victory, I started hearing tags, “warriors”, “championship mettle”, “tough”, and “resilient”.
This is the reason why I don’t watch the damn shows.
Written by Rashid Umar