Stop walking down my street. Don’t come around here no more. Who did you expect to meet? Hey! Dont come around here no more. -Tom Petty
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Woo doggie! I loved this one. In awe of this one. Taking off the kit gloves, this one. Or should I say boxing gloves? Delonte West said this game was “going to be a big heavyweight bout.’’ He was right. It was Ali-Quarry. It was Tyson-Spinks. Foreman-Frazier. Down go the Cavaliers! Down go the Cavaliers! Down go the Cavaliers! The King is dead, long live the King. Long live the Boston Celtics. The reigning world champeens of the world, Boston Celtics.
What? No Big Ticket? Didn’t think you were gonna hear the drummer get wicked? Think again. Big Baby gets the big boot early? Bon jour monsieurly? Don’t matter. The Celtics are serious. And don’t call me Shirley.
Paul Pierce was serious last night. Like my main Arthur Conan Doyle always says, ”Whenever you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” What remained last night was indeed the Truth. What remained last was Paul Pierce. And that’s the double truth, Ruth. Larry Bird: “In Boston they always talk about how many championships you’ve won, so I think it’s very important for Paul to win one if he wants to be put up there with the great ones.” He’s won one. He’s up there with the great ones.
He proved that last night. Proved it all night. He proved it all night for your love. Last night, Paul Pierce outplayed the greatest athlete in the world. Last night, Paul Pierce outplayed King LeBron James. He outplayed him on the offensive end of the floor. He outplayed him on the defensive end of the floor. Just like he did in Game Seven. Just like he did in Game Seven of last year’s playoffs. You remember. You remember when the Truth poured in forty-one big points in a big Game Seven against the big Cleveland Cavaliers. When he said what Cedric Maxwell said. When he said, “Get on my back boys!”
Now the Celtics are saying something else. Now the Celtics are saying they’re back. Now they are telling the basketball world one word. One word. Now they’re saying, repeat.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!