This off-season has dragged on so slowly. The Herald and Globe go days between posts and it's been a couple of weeks since they had any real Celtics content. But, here's some exciting news, it's just one month until we get to watch Celtics basketball again. ONE MONTH!! I know that it's going to seem like the slowest month in the history of month, but still, it's just one month now. And in a couple of weeks we should start to get some news of the players coming back in preparation of that first game on October 5 at Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.
Media day for the Celtics will be Sept. 28, ahead of the October 1 Media day for teams not playing preseason games in Europe. Training camp will officially open for practice on Sept. 29: 2012, again ahead of the October 2 opening for the teams not playing overseas. (Dates from NBA Media Central) The Celtics will hold training camp overseas and play their first two games in Turkey and Italy before returning to Boston to play the remaining 6 games against Atlantic Division foes.
Let's start getting a bit excited for this season, shall we? To get us started, let's look at Courtney Lee's top 6 dunks - the guy's got hops! (H/T Lex Nihil Novi)
Excited yet? Let's try this one! Jason Terry 9 for 10 from beyond the arc against the LA Lakers.
Still not excited? How about Rondo to Wilcox for the dunk?
Getting excited yet? Let's try some Jared Sullinger Summer League highlights.
Let's take a look at a Jeff Green Dunk of the Night over not one but two Bucks. Maybe that will do the trick.
Last but not least, here's Avery Bradley's block on Dwyane Wade. If that doesn't get you excited, I'm not sure what will.
I don't know about you, but I'm plenty excited. Add Rondo, KG, Pierce, Bass, Dooling, Collins, Dionte Christmas, Kris Joseph, and Fab Melo and there's plenty to be excited over this season. Let's go Celtics!