It’s been a rollercoaster ride this year for the big man. So few ups and yet so many more downs. We were told though, time and time again, just wait on him, since the real Sheed will show up when it matters.
Last night though, after the series clinching victory, Sheed summed up his season and in truth, this team’s entire regular season quite perfectly, after being asked about his terrific 4th quarter effort, and whether a moment like that was a reason why he came to Beantown:
“This is why I came here. I didn’t come here for the regular season. These last few games, we have been playing good. We just have to keep the chain rolling.”
Wow Sheed. I didn’t come here for the regular season? Understatement of the year? So blunt, yet oozing with the truth. Sheed finally showed up this series, coming up big last night by playing the entire 4th quarter and doing strong work on both ends of the floor.
With that quote in mind, it’s fun to realize that Wallace is under contract with this team for another 164 regular season games that he didn’t come here for. With an aging core that is likely to return fully intact, (C’s will re-sign Ray, you can take that to the bank), we are likely in store for another couple regular seasons full of trials and tribulations.
Despite the turmoil, you can’t help but be accepting of the arrangement. The regular season champs are making golf plans and the C’s are moving on. Can’t argue with that.
Sheed, like the rest of this team, still isn’t satisfied with just one upset:
“It’s not over yet. If we go ahead and win eight more times and then we could laugh about all of the talk about us being old. Right now we are sticking with ourselves, worrying about everyone here in our locker room and our camp. That’s it.”
Paul Pierce, a penny for your thoughts on the upset?
“I’m really not that proud of this truthfully, because our goal was to win a championship, we didn’t say we wanted to come into this year and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs, our goal is a championship.”
That’s your Captain right there, speaking the truth. Now onto Orlando.