Dear dude who hashtagged NBA fans as #Lame on Facebook,
First off, I’m not trying to stir up a hornet’s nest here. I’m just trying to get some point across, if you don’t mind. Since, apparently, you’ve given out your piece on Facebook already, clearly making your distaste towards us be known to the world. So, let me just have my piece too. In behalf of all the NBA fans or any fans (Kpop fans, RnB fans, or generally any fans in the world), if I may just add.
—-My take of the story after the cut—-
The thought of this team possibly not being around in green next season is just so heartbreaking, I can only cry. :’(
Five years ago, I was just a so-so basketball fan. Choosing a team by random, cheering them on, and if they win, well and good, but if not, I’ll move on with my life. But since the coming together of the Big Three and Rondo’s emergence as one of the league’s elite point guard, I can’t help but be drawn to this team. They made me fall in love with basketball. And they, more than anything, have given me something to be passionate about.
This group right here are not just teammates, they are brothers. Sure they bicker, have their own locker room fights and what not, but at the end of the day, they still got each other’s back. I’ve never seen such brotherhood in a team since forever and it just breaks my heart to see this group ripped apart by the business side of the game.
Yes, I’ve already managed to accept their loss but I’m sure as hell I will still continue moping around for at least the remainder of this season. Everyone can brand me a drama queen now, it’s okay. But no judgment from anyone can take away what this team has given to me..
Thank you guys, it was a great, great run.
Doc, KG, Paul, Ray, Rondo and the rest of the squad, we, your fans, are more than proud of you. ♥
P.S. Thank you Keyon for making me bawl in tears by saying this:
“My father passed away three years ago and I haven’t cried since my father passed away until tonight. This bunch of guys, it was a like a senior year of high school. It was a memorable, lifelong friendship, a lot of great moments. This team was very unique. We love each other, we care for each other and though we aren’t champions this year, we have hearts of champions, and that will always keep us connected.”
Coming from a guy who has just been with this team for a year says a lot about their brotherhood. Long live Cs! /brb, crying.
Would you mind if I claim this day as MY day? Haha. I didn’t expect being just a mere spectator on a TV screen would give me such an adrenaline high. For one, the Celtics finally got their composure back and gave the Heat a wake up call that hey, they’re still the reigning eastern conference champion after all. Remains to be the team to beat, man!
BIG 3 BIG 4 with Lebron - owned. \m/
And of course the highlight of the game was the unexpected and valiant comeback of Rondo after dislocating his elbow in a nasty tangle with Wade.
At first, I was worried because really, it doesn’t look good at all. While the numerous replays of the fall kept on playing, I saw his NBA career flashing before my very eyes. He was writhing in pain and everyone around me (my two big brotha’s and their buddy) were claiming that with the looks of it, he’d have to take the postseason off. But, what a spirit man! He came out of the locker room just minutes after the injury, ready to fire up a fourth quarter play. Now, a man who, despite of a serious limiting injury still remains to be an asset rather than a liability to the team - that, that is what an NBA man is wired to be. He undoubtedly earned that standing ovation. And that one hand game was just phenomenal. Well, at the least, for me.
Then there was Shaq O’neal’s return to the line up. My favorite hilarious player of all time. Sadly, he’d only got few playing minutes and didn’t contribute much. I guess, you’d better stick with your self-proclaimed consultant role right there Shaq. :)
Now, after that much needed 97-81 win, let’s move ahead with the Pinoy boxing pride: Manny Pacqui. :) Haha. It was not much of an entertaining fight, but still, the unanimous win is still something for the Pinoys to celebrate. At least, the whole world got to witness the most epic fail, knock-down call ever. C’mon, I didn’t know pushing on Manny’s armpit is considered a knock out? Maybe, a new rule right there, Bayslee huh? Psssh.
But of course, the biggest win of ‘em all goes to the best mom in the world: Ninda Neri Jaralve. :) Happy Mother’s day Mama! :)
Seeeeei. (^____^) Love you! :)