by The Q Dear Bill Simmons (aka Boston Sports Guy)
We have a 21 year old challenge ahead of us little brother Boston fan. It is called building back up the Boston Celtics. Our Red Sox and Patriots are in excellent shape. But the Celtics are struggling. My father always told me luck is for losers and shame on all those fan-tankers for believing losing was a good thing for the Celtics. What is needed is the Celtics to spend more money on scouting than on presentation (Hello Celtics dancers). I can live with Fleetcenter timeouts where they show old classic Celtic films of Red Auerbach barking at the referees back in the 50's and 60s (Your father would appreciate that I'm sure - so would my dad). Okay Red Auerbach was bargaining with God. And God said, "Shame on your Celtics fans for rooting for losses. You forgot the Sixteenth Commandment, THOU SHALT NOT TANK!!!!" But God forgave Red and Celtic Nation by shipping out Greg Oden and Kevin Durant as far away from the Celtics as he could and thereby burdening the Celtics ancient rival the Lakers with two more teams that have passed them in talent terms. Take joy in the Lakers missing the playoffs next year, Billy.