At least that's what the majority of NBA fans are feeling right now. SLAM Magazine's website likes to conduct a "Polladaday" to gauge the collective feelings of NBA fans. Typically it's centered around a trending topic in the world of hoops and today's poll is in regards to Doc's recent (and reiterating) claim that his starting 5 has yet to lose a playoff series.
As John pointed out today, count the venerable Ron Artest as one Laker who will have none of the cookies that Doc is baking. Personally I welcome this sort of vitriol amongst rivals. Since the growing boom of AAU teams and assembled "high school" teams, as well as superstars spending more and more time together in the off-seasons, this type of REAL rivalry is about as common as a T-Rex these days. The fact that it's Celtics and Lakers makes it exponentially better. We should all embrace the rage and relish that it's returned to the forefront of the NBA. Well, at least it's right up there as one of the main NBA story lines.
Here are the poll results as of this afternoon. While it's not a huge sample size it's interesting to note how the votes worked out. It's almost as if anti-Celtic fans had two options to choose from. Funny how the majority of them would rather have Doc pipe down instead of having faith that their own team still would have defeated the Celtics with a healthy Kendrick Perkins. Would a healthy Perk made up the minuscule 4-point difference? Sadly, we'll never know.