Boston Celtics: Are the Beantown Bullies Getting Away With Foul Play?

November 29th, 2010 by Jesus Shuttlesworth Leave a reply »
Since Garnett and Allen joined forces with Paul Pierce in Boston, they have taken the basketball world by storm. Their brand of efficient offense and trademark smothering defense led them to a championship in 2008, a playoff run in 2009 and a return to the finals this past season. Spearheaded by Garnett, their defense and offense have been given a lot of praise over the years but it has also had it's share of criticism.

"Tough, Physical Team"

Whenever I think of the Boston Celtics, the words that come to mind are "tough", "physical" and "team". While the last one is obvious (as evidenced by the fact that they didn't go their separate ways this summer), it is the first two words that I always have a problem with.

The word "tough" I take to mean the persona that they try to impose onto the rest of the NBA. They are the "tough guys" of the league, the team no one would get out of line with. The problem is that this is a new thing for most of them.

In reality, Boston is about as "tough" as the small dogs who bark from behind a gate but run when you take a step towards them. Before Garnett's arrival in Boston, the only thing they were ...

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