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Beating L.A. never looked so good

These 9 p.m. Celtics-Lakers start times are killing me! I had to hurl myself out of bed this morning and my boyfriend – my poor sleep-deprived boyfriend – was a cranky nightmare. BUT every yawn, every watery eye, every cup of coffee is so worth it because watching Ray Allen & Co. stick it to the Lakers last night was truly STUNNING!


After the abysmal first quarter, I thought my boyfriend’s head was going to explode. I now know why he doesn’t regularly watch sports like I do – he gets too angry. We even switched it to something else for much of the second quarter but I insisted watching the second half and my boyfriend is glad we did.

Even my dad, Mr. “There’ll Never Be Another Larry Bird”, got into the game and came running into our room early in the fourth quarter to tell me that this current incarnation of the Celtics reminded him of the teams from his youth.

Now this might sound like Boston heresy but I almost (emphasis on “almost”) want the Celtics to lose Sunday night so that if they win this series, they can do it at home in the Garden. As awesome as it would be to see a bunch of phony celebrities wincing as they sit in their comped seats at the Staples Center, it would be so much better to see the Garden completely explode (figuratively, of course).

Celtics redux (or because I have nothing else to write about)

I have to admit, I’ve really started to get into this Celtics-Lakers series. If only basketball was like this all season long, I’d probably be a devout fan.

Which reminds me of the kid my dad and I met in Disney World back in December of ’06. He was clad in a Paul Pierce jersey and my dad said, “You don’t see many of them anymore.” After a brief conversation, we discovered he was 18, from Springfield (Mass, that is) and a lifelong Celtics fan despite not even being ALIVE during the last great championship era (Larry Bird, et al). Of course, my dad had to school him on the history of the Celtics, told him of how great the 60s and 80s were and how he should never give up his team because of its current record, using his own lifelong Patriots allegiance as an example.

Anyway, like I said, I have been watching the games and enjoying them but one thing that has stuck out in my mind is how MFing ugly the Lakers are and I’m not talking about how they play. Pau Gasol is FUG personified. The boyfriend tells me that ugly Lakers is nothing new and they had perhaps the ugliest basketball player of all time. Thanks (or not) to Google, a quick image search introduced me to… dun dun dun…

Really, my boyfriend is not one to discuss the appearance of other men so I knew when he said Kurt Rambis was one ugly M.F., he wasn’t joking. Wow, just wow.

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