Thursday, July 16, 2009

Celtics snap Spurs hex

The four NBA titles in nine years that the San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed? That was supposed to happen in Boston.
Tim Duncan was supposed to be the next great player to carry on the Celtics' tradition. He was the player that would have restored Celtic Pride to what it was during The Bird Era in the 1980s. His effortless skill ;had every team in the league wishing that the No. 1 pick in the 1997 draft was theirs. ;
Boston did everything it could to acquire that pick. The Celtics were ;a bad team in a ;league dominated by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. ;They had no hope for the future, a ;pathetic team ;sinking slowly into irrelevance. Duncan was going to be the shot of adrenalin that the team and the city needed to care about basketball again and Rick Pitino, Boston's new head coach and team president, would be the man to assemble a supporting cast and guide the Celtics back to respectability.

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