If you haven’t heard, the NBA has locked out its players making the 2011-2012 NBA season anything but a certainty. This, of course, sucks. Even if you are a casual visitor to this website it means you are a huge fan of the NBA. Not having a next season is going to affect everyone. The question becomes, “what are you going to do without the Celtics next year?”
Personally, I’ve already gotten started. Thursday night, I did my best Paul Pierce impression by hitting a game winner from his sweet spot. No joke. Everyone in the Kennedy-Longfellow gym in Cambridge went crazy. Here’s a diagram of the last shot, followed by a quick recap:
A back-and-forth old-man-league game finally culminated in me getting the ball at the most important time. Ten seconds to go. Game tied 61-61. I ball-faked left, drove right, pulled up from the elbow, and drained it. I’m serious. If the diagram doesn’t sell you, it looked exactly like this.
Okay, I’m telling you this for two reasons, 1) because it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever done; and 2) because we’re all going to have to find moments like this if there isn’t a season.
In a recent edition of 5-on-5 for ESPN, they asked us this exact question, what will we all do if there is no season. Here are our responses:
So what will you do? How will you get your Celtics/NBA fix?
I want to know and I want everyone, American or not, to have a very happy fourth of July.