Re: The Celtics are a family and that means Loyalty 1st.
posted at 5/10/2013 11:25 PM EDT
In response to aciemvp's comment:
In response to DaCeltics' comment:
That means that whatever happens with Pierce Garnett and Doc it has to be something THEY like. We already messed up by insulting Ray Allen. Lets not compound that mistake by treating these guys in the typical business is business fashion. Do the Celtics take care of their own or not. The future of the Celtics is riding on this reputation that is being made.
we also already messed up by dumping clifford ray in a swamp because he needed foot surgery that would have meant a small amount of time off hanging into the pre-season. that was a class-less move. but the more you look at things in BOS lately, nothing has been done with class.
nate robinson was dumped like he was some sort of disease. look at him now. we have traded away, driven out or benched almost every big man we've had who could HELP us. and the one that's still left standing (bass) has been substantially IMPAIRED by how doc has "coached" (lol) him. in case nobody noticed, bass is NOT the same player he was when he arrived here. FTA's (aggressiveness) way down, FG% down, rebounds per minute DOWN.
so to claim that "loyalty" and "not insulting" people are part of this new period of boston tradition is laughable. because you have a coach, doc rivers, who is an insult to the concept of basketball IQ and a wet noodle of a GM who will do nothing to try to re-direct anything into a positive direction that doc has screwed up.
The issue of messing up with the way Ray was treated was not in the last few weeks of negotiation. It was with the years of being hung out for trade. That doesn't make him a prima dona for not wanting to be hung out for trade, anymore. You wouldn't want the threat of YOUR family moved around and your seriously ill kid's doctors changing and your kids schools changing and more every year twice a year, either. Ray chose to go to another place because he didn't trust Danny and no one should trust Danny. He's a gun slinger who never stays with many players for long. Ask Posey, Tony Allen, Nate Robinson, Baby Davis, Delonte West, Perk, Semih, or the myriad of other players who get traded by Danny on the whim. That's not even to mentio the ones he TRIED to trade but couldn't. NOt saying some trades or non-signings don't make sense (like Posey), but come on.....ALL of them!??
Whether you like Danny or hate Danny, you have to admit that loyalty is not something he worries about. So, why criticize Ray for having no loyalty when wronged?