I saw your interview. You look lost… depressed. I get it. You feel like you're letting your team down. But right now we need you to forget it.
Your playoffs start right now. The Knicks series? Never happened. The Heat? This is going to be a hell of a Game 1.
Glen… you need to know that Boston is a forgiving city. We will love you forever if you put everything else out of your mind and get back to what you were. We will forget all of the missteps and miscues if you come out tonight and be the Glen Davis that takes charges, rebounds, and only takes the jumpers that come in the flow of a well run offense.
If you can just play the way you used to play, Glen, the Celtics will have a huge advantage. The Celtics will be able to hold the Heat off, keep KG on the bench for an extra five minutes, and win Game 5. If you can play like you used to play, Glen, the Celtics will ride your energy, along with that of the home crowd, and take Game 6. And if you can play like the old Glen Davis, the C's might just pull this series off.
I say that not to put any extra pressure on you, Glen, because you're not being asked to win any games for the Celtics. You're just being asked to do your thing. You don't have to do any more than that. If you can just… do… your… thing… the end result will be wins.
But if you try to do something else… be someone else… then it's over.
So free your mind, Glen Davis. Empty it out and just react. You're a good basketball player. And the Celtics need you right now.