Re: How we got our last championship
posted at 11/30/2013 6:20 AM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
Right now everything is speculation regarding what Ainge will do.
But if we were to analyze how the Celts got another championship after 21 years, it's simple, the Celts had more superior players.
Lebron and the Cavs couldn't keep up in 2008 because Lebron couldn't do it all by himself.
So did Kobe and the Lakers, Kobe and Pau Gasol were not enough.
The Celts simply had more firepower.
Sure the new salary cap rules will discourage teams from trying to create super teams like the Celtics Big 3 in 2008 and the Heat's current Big 3, but it doesn't mean you don't need star power anymore.
The NBA is a superstar driven league because it thrives if the best players are the ones winning championships.
Let's just put it this way, the Spurs would've won that championship last season if not for the 3-point shot of Lebron.
I know, it was Ray Allen who tied the game with that corner 3.
But Lebron is not known as 3-point shooter but he delivered when his team needed it the most.
Just like in 2008, if Paul Pierce didn't keep up with Lebron's 45 points, Pierce had 41 points, in Game 7 of that east semis, the Celts would still be stuck at 16 championships right now.
Right now what the Celts need is the next Celtic superstar.
It doesn't matter how Ainge will get that superstar as long as Ainge get him sooner than later.
One thing's for sure, Banner 18 will not become a reality until the Celts get that star player who will score a lot of points and make clutch baskets in the playoffs.