We're like 19 hours post-block/disgusting Celtics collapse and I still can't believe that this..
Oh you want a fantastic analogy that got absolutely no love? I gotchu!
Look at ya boi already having this photo saved to his laptop from a blog about Bill Belichick on August, 26th.
Before I go any further, speaking of the greatest coach in the history of sports; R.I.P. Jeannette Belichick. Dozonlife expresses its deepest condolences to the Belichick family.
If that picture isn't a perfect encapsulation of post-World War II suburbia then I don't know what is. The other 1.5 Belichick children and white picket fence must be out of frame.
As for my Jayson Tatum prediction that was 20 points too ambitious, my bad for believing in the power of a father wanting to impress his first born. I guess having an All-NBA performer as poppa just isn't as entertaining as Peppa Pig :(
That's right, Jayson Tatum and the Celtics were at the forefront of one of the most inexcusable playoffs defeats of all-time.
After starting the playoff 6-0 the C's have dropped four of their last six. One game isn't the end of the world, but I am capital V worried after the Celtics gave yet another game away in the playoffs. They basically won six games against the Raptors and barely got out of that series alive. I don't see that happening again here against Miami and a coach who actually runs plays (sorry for the ricochet Mr. Stevens).
After the game I caught like 10 minutes of the Clippers collapse before I ended up falling asleep to The Last Dance on Netflix. I just so happened to be watching the episode that addressed the 1988-89 Chicago Bulls playoff run. Those Bulls won Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals (and actually held a 2-1 series lead) before losing the series in six to the Detroit Pistons. Just two years ago the Celtics were up 2-0 in the ECF and lost in seven. My point is a 1-0 hole is far from insurmountable. I'm sure there are plenty examples from between 1989 and 2018 as well. (Like the 05-06 Phoenix Suns who won Game 1 of the WCF before losing to the Mavs in 6)
But it's not all bad in this blog! Like I said in the parenthesis that you may have missed in the title; Jayson Tatum earned an All-NBA selection this season, as announced today by the NBA.
At only 19 + 3 years old, Jayson Tatum is the youngest player in the history of the Boston Celtics to earn an All-NBA selection. Tatum was 22 years and 163 days old when the regular season ended. He surpassed household name Ed Maccauley's previous record of 22 years and 361 days old (which is kinda cool if you're into numbers like me) when he earned First-Team All NBA Honors in 1950-51. There was no Third-Team All NBA back then in the wake of World War II, while starring Korea in the eyes, but those bastards had six guys make the first team in 1951-52 so you tell me who's responsible for participation awards?
In all seriousness, despite dropping an impressive stat line of 30/14/5 our boy Jayson did not play super-well down the stretch. Like many people, I believe he is a superstar in the making and future face of the Boston Celtics. At 22 he's already playing in his second conference finals, but to take that next step he needs to play better in the clutch. I loathe Nick Wright, but there isn't much of a rebuttable to this.
A true superstar bounces back after a rough night. It's probably unfair to call Tatum's night rough after he put up this line.
But I mean the poor shot selection and lack of production late is going to be what everybody remembers. When I told my roommate that Tatum scored 30 he told he would've guessed 17. Jayson is hardly the only man to blame for last night's collapse, but I didn't predict any of them would drop 50 so of course I have to face the music and follow up. Will he and C's fold after letting one slip away or fight back to even the series at one going back to Orlando? We'll know Thursday night.
I fucking love Jayson Tatum and don't want to see him play elsewhere...He's unreal.
When you love someone you can poke fun at their expense while still having their back 100%.
Who the fuck is Nick Wright trying to hold Tatum's final shot of the game against him??? The fact that he even get a decent look off after falling to the ground with the clock running out is incredible. Had he made that it would've become the greatest bounce back after rejection since whatever potential reference would personally hit closest to home for you.