I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Philadelphia.
Repeated from Twitter: "Here's the thing. The Sixers are a bad team. Philadelphia knows that. The Celtics are also a bad team. Boston does not. Entitled so hard."
That's what makes this win SO SWEET. The stench of Boston's (and their reporters') cockiness and snootiness was making my clothes reek and I love how the Sixers just shut them up. We know our Sixers are bad. That's what makes them so dangerous. And damn it all, super fun to watch. Sometimes.
I'll be the first to admit the Celtics are a flawed, arrogant team, but this analysis is ABSURD.
Confidence is part the of game. A team with three Hall of Famers brings swagger. A team with one championship and another Finals appearance in four years brings swagger. A team that dominated opponents during the second half of the season brings swagger.
The shot at the Boston media is so off base, it's silly. I haven't found one person with unrealistic expectations of this team. The Celtics are big time favorites to win this series. 12 of 12 ESPN analysts picked Boston. Everyone expects them to win.
Look at Andre Iguodala's expression in the photo. Even he is surprised Philly won.