Celtics Look Better in Standard Definition
As the Celtics closed out the first half of the season, my HD television started failing.
Maybe it was trying to tell me something. In all likelihood, my TV was sick of watching the Celtics fail in such stunning detail. For this reason, I am comparing the Celtics first half to a night at a bar with friends.
A few factors contribute to a good night out. There needs to be laughs, the right mix of friends while maybe making some new ones, enough responsibility to be safe but not so much that you won’t have to check your outbound call/text log the next day or maybe order a pupu platter for six at 3 a.m.
So here we are with the Celtics first-half. In stunning high-definition we see way too many blemishes. The term “last-call hot” comes to mind; it’s dark in those places for a reason. The Celtics looked pretty good in standard definition (they lost to the Hornets, by the way, blowing a double-digit lead for the 10th time in 19 games). Playing lousy teams, they look great too; you can barely see Garnett or Pierce limp and, after a few drinks, you start asking for more Brian Scalabrine.
However, when the bright lights of HD are turned on and national television match-ups against the Lakers, the Magic and the Hawks show you how flawed the Celtics are, you wonder if you wasted your time hanging on every move for so long.
Again, the right mix of people is key to any successful venture out and the Celtics' nights are built around KG, Pierce and Ray Allen.
So who act as wing-men for these Celtics stars? Kendrick Perkins (a member of team USA) and Rajon Rondo (an All-Star) round out the starting five. Beyond that, they have the hyper guy knocking over drinks (Tony Allen), the chubby friend (Glen Davis) of the girl with the great hair (Marquis Daniels) and like any night out, a catfish (Shelden Williams).Continued on the next page