Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix was a guest host on WEEI this morning when he dropped some absurd commentary on the Celtics:
Meter: You throw them over the Knicks this year
Mannix: Yes, if Baron Davis is healthy. If Baron Davis is three-quarters the Baron Davis we saw with the Clippers, I think they are better. Tyson Chandler changes them a lot, especially on defensive end. This is going to sound crazy, right now, Miami, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Indiana are better than Boston.
It's very trendy to pick against the Celtics this season. Everyone is doing it. But to say Philadelphia and Indiana are better than the Celtics, well that's just downright ignorant.
The Celtics finished 15 games ahead of the 76ers and 19 games ahead of the Pacers last season. The Sixers added NO ONE to their roster. Indiana added David West and Lou Amundson. Even with Jeff Green out for the season, the Celtics are better than both of those teams. It's one thing to argue New York's superiority, but Philly and Indiana?
John summed up Mannix' analysis best: " I think the boxing he's been covering is giving HIM brain damage by association."