Its been a big week for the
Celtics. Theyre saying that the Sam Cassell deal could go down Monday night, which
means he could be playing on Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons a game
which Ill be at myself.
Its definitely exciting.
Putting in a veteran point guard like Cassell will help the Celtics, and will
protect them in the playoffs. But at the same time, I honestly think that Rondo
has done a great job, and we wouldnt be number one in the Eastern Conference
Its upsetting when people
try to put him down as if he wasnt going to have enough game to us through the
playoffs. But Im a little biased.
I just hope that the
chemistry is right, and Sam comes in and he fits in where he needs to fit. They
still have to keep the same system that got them that far.
There are a lot of trades
that have gone on lately. I think a lot of teams have noticed what the Celtics
did this summer with the trades with Garnett and Allen. I mean, with Shaq to
Phoenix, the Lakers getting Pau Gasol, Dallas making a trade for Jason Kidd - I
think that everybody realized big trades were the new thing.
I think every team has done a
great job with the trade they received. Its a great trade when both teams
benefit. Only one I dont think benefited was Memphis.
Aside from going to the
Celtics game on Wednesday, Im gonna do some more work for TNT Overtime. Im bout to go into my hood
into the Roxbury YMCA. Im gonna gather some of the basketball junkies and the different
ball players that I came up with that are still active in the sport, and big
fans of the Celtics that just like to talk smack.
I am bringing the cameras in
to have a roundtable discussion to just talk to the average basketball junkie
from my neighborhood, so people from around the country can get a perspective
of a Bostonian point of view about how we feel about ball.
Boston has some ball players.
But you know, we need to put a few more cats in the NBA besides Patrick Ewing,
Rumeal Robinson and Will Blalock. We just need to put more people in the league
that can make it from Boston and then well be able to get our New York,
But the thing I like about Boston
ball is we got heart, and we got our street ballers and our basketball leagues.
Its a nice feel for the game there. And thats where I come in. I do my Biv 25
K Basketball Tournament in the summer time. We get players from L.A., Texas, Houston,
Chicago, Detroit, Philly and New York.
I bring the ballers up there
and do a one-day tournament for $25,000 cash and it allows Boston players to
show their talent against other cities. And it also shows other cities that Bostons
got talent too.
That is my job as a
basketball fan - to bring the spotlight, bring the cameras to my city so I can
help give the city some shine.