Discussion in 'Boston Celtics Fan Forum' started by upstater1, May 22, 2007.
I'm literally sick to death of 20 years of bad luck.
I tuned into the lottery because I wanted to where the Celtics pick.. But 5th????? the nba and the lottery is a big fat joke...
Karma, ain't she a *****...
It wasn't a ***** to the greatest tanking team of all time, the 1996-97 San Antonio Spurs.
Second worst team ends up with the fifth pick. Can't figure that one out.
Shafted right in the ******* tonight.
Celtics get #5? Bill Simmons has written his last column.
Can we get Gerald Henderson back?
That trade is the second biggest curse in Boston sports history.
The NBA Lottery is a F***ing joke. If a team wants to tank games to get a better pick than who cares. Its the team and their fans that are the one that have to suffer.
How does a team get any better if they finish 2nd and end up getting the 5th pick in a draft. The whole thing makes no sense. That is why the NBA sucks
The biggest losers here are the NBA, with their two big tickets now lost in the Northwest, squandered on two horrid teams that no one pays any attention too for 3 years till they move on.
yet another reason why the NFL is better than the NBA
Thank goodness for the Pats and hopefully red sox.
I am so sick to my stomach.
I do not want to talk to ANYONE for the rest of this week.
Never thought I'd feel the same way again just 10 years later (re Duncan).
The more you think about it the more it just disgusts you.
Fire everyone right now.
I agree, I honestly might throw up. Holy fu**ing shyt.
Even worse, the 3 worst teams were Memphis, Boston and Milwaukee. Anyone notice that NONE of those teams got a top 3 pick? Why are NBA fans not outraged?
The Celts Organization is cursed. If they don't make some sort of miracle trade (KG) they're doomed for at least another 5 years.
The NFL system gets frustrating at times if you are a fan of the consistently good teams (not that I would take a high pick over winning.)
But it is clear to me that the NFL system really is the best and the most fair. This lottery thing just seems like a bunch of crap.
I'll tell you why the Celtics are cursed - because they think the only way to improve their squad is to get lucky enough in the lottery to land the 1st pick. Maybe a decent coach and a good personnel guy could build a playoff contender, but that's just me.
The problem with the NBA is one that can never be solved to everyone's satisfaction. NBA drafts are ridiculously top-heavy. Unlike the NFL, the drop off in talent from the top pick or two to the following ones is tremendous. So it's easy for the NFL to develop a "fair" system because they don't have the problem of every draft having 1 or 2 superstars and 200 schmucks.
The lottery was implemented to avoid teams tanking. If you don't have the lottery, you can easily damage the integrity of the late season games. It's a good system, just one that didn't bounce Boston's way tonight.
ROFL, this thing is SO rigged!
#5 overall, what a joke.
The Celtics will continue to be cellar dwellers.
The sad part is that they missed out on Oden.
Even if they win the lottery next year the best guy to draft then is probably gonna be a PG!!
Well Celtics go back to being irrelevant.
They are barely above the Bruins in relevancy at this point.
I really do feel bad for Celtic fans.
Really? Then how are you posting?
Two quick thoughts:
1) Why don't they pull the ping pong balls out live? There is absolutely no reason that they should do the actual selection in secret then have some dude come out and read off the cards like its the same thing. Now I'm not saying the draft is rigged (no way two western teams would have gotten the top two picks if it were), but all it does is give the appearance that something is going on.
2) The lottery system is bull****. The whole purpose is to stop teams from tanking games, but it doesn't seem to be doing that very well. Teams are still losing on purpose just for a shot at more ping pong balls. Why make it possible for better teams to get the best picks when they don't need them as badly? Just another example of the NBA doing things an arbitrary way when for no reason except they feel like it.
Well...can we say bye bye Danny??? In some ways I feel really bad...but in others..what goes around comes around...I LOVED the old Celtics..from Russel/Cousy and such through the worst days of Johm Y Brown and to Pitino...Pitino?? It took a bit to understand what a fraud he was..a car salesman if best..and he went down with missing Duncan... Was more an Obie fan and saw how he built the team..fired the team into the playoffs...felt GOOD about the Celts and then..the arrival of another charlatan...He came in with bad timing when the team HAD a chance in the playoffs and basically pulled the air from the team....he took all the pieces of a team and tossed them aside trashed them..a playoff team... demolishing it..all teh while lying and saying he wasn't...while the owners more charlatans raised prices for a playoff team..except..the team was a shell of what it really was...Ainge is clueless...he wanted to take down the jerseys give the numbers away..Pitino kicked Red out of the President's job..and Ainge continues in that way...Danny has done ZERO for the team and franchise..hopes promises and nada...the team BEFORE Ainge was close...needed a point guard and a big man...and last time I looked many years under Danny Boy..they were STILL missing those pieces AND MORE.. Basically..until he is gone..and they have someone with a bit more sense..and less pig headedness..I will never really be in the Cs corner...I've tried and I see play..but it is NO team at all..I keep saying I might be wrong..giving him a chance..BUT..I see what he did to a great tradition..basically doing what he wanted to destroy it...
i feel the same exact way
honestly im almost as depressed about this as i was january 21st this yr (afc champ game)
i just cant believe it
i really cant
I don't know a whole lot about basketball or the Celtics but I was watching an episode of friends from the first season so it was from 1993 or 94 and Joey was talking basketball with some woman and she said she loved the Celtics and he said they sucked and she said it was a rebuilding year. As I heard this I though, aren't they still saying their rebuilding? What have they been rebuilding for 13 years?
You've still got the Patriots
It has to be fixed, only for the simple fact that maybee they are trying to save the franchise in seattle ... Its just a big joke..
Even with a great coach and a personnel man, you need a top dog to win. The only team to win without won in the last 20 years has been the Detroit Pistons.
A personnel man would have maybe kept Joe Johnson on this team, and would have stuck with Randy Foye over Sebastian Telfair. so you add Joe Johnson and Foye to this year's Celtics, and even with a top coach, you're still noweher near the top of the mountain.
You need luck. Twice, the Celtics had a chance at landing a once in a decade player, and twice they whiffed.
Thank god for that, Im not big on the NBA, but grew up on Larry and the Celts and Lakers finals... Pats and the NFL are still it for me..
19 years, since Larry got a bad back.
Of course, in the meantime, Len Bias and Reggie Lewis died, and we let Joe Johnson and Chauncey Billups go.
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