The headline: Was the Celtics' choice to win quickly worth the long-term payoff?
It's a question that has me struggling for an appropriate response. So since I can't really find the words… I'm just going to let this guy sum it up for me:
OF COURSE IT WAS WORTH IT!!!!
I'm sorry, Shaun Powell. I know you were just looking to spark a discussion. And I know I've written some of my own stuff that is worthy of me getting called out (and I will almost definitely churn some more of that stuff out in the future)… but that's some Grade A ridiculousness.
We went to a parade. We beat the Lakers. They put up a "World Champions" banner…
How many teams get to do that? Ever?
Yeah, we now get caught up in our little myopic, game-to-game foolishness… but my Celtics championship T-Shirts aren't even faded yet. The title was so recent, the photos I've uploaded are on still-relevant social-networking sites…. which says a lot in this breakneck world of sites flourishing and crashing.
So the answer is… the title is ALWAYS worth it. ALWAYS. It's never a question. It's silly to even ask.