They will never take it from us, no matter how many titles the Fakers manage to steal. There is absolutely nobody out there that can remove the Celtics word from the green and white jerseys. There will be many Crawfords, Sterns and Jacksons that will try to prevent us from getting well deserved wins, but no matter how hard they try there will always be a team called Boston Celtics out there.
Hours after the final game in the Finals I still had my Rasheed Wallace's jersey acquired in February. I didn't take it off because I wanted to feel the Celtics green still some more time after they finally succeeded in taking our 18th trophy from our hands. The following day I took my jersey to work, this time just in my hand. On my way I saw two Celtics fans, and there was no need to talk, they had that look in the eyes. We know we deserved to win, but we know we are the best no matter what can happen
Celtics fans don't change, they are the most loyal people in the world of sports. Let me tell you something: you may think there are no Celtics supporters outside of the USA but you will be surprisingly wrong. There are thousands of green fans in Poland, the country where I live and I would say there are many more in my country, Spain. These fans don't start following the Lakers because the national hero (aka Pau Gasshole) wears the purple and gold. When you spot a Celtics fan they all have the same look in the eye. It's hard to explain what it means but there is no need to dialogue because there is that look of "we know what's best".
We will be back next season, fellow Celtics fans. We will fight again and show why we are the best team in the world, why so many people share this sort of religion for the shamrock, Boston Garden's magic and the flavor of well deserved wins. We are winners no matter how much they try to tie us and hit us by means of awful officiating, hard critics, no attention from media and absolutely zero respect from the league.
We will win again. As long as there is a team playing with the green jerseys, displaying a passion for the game, the history and the tradition of winning as the Boston Celtics we will know that this sport is worth being watched. The Lakers tried to eliminate us and they finally took the title home but they never stole our pride and our identity. We stood proud until the last breath, without the legs of Perkins and Garnett, through the unbearable plain of Sheed's back and the punished body of our new star Rajon Rondo.
We didn't lose any of that. We didn't lose ourselves, we kept all that makes us unique. We didn't lose our team and the team hasn't lost us fans. We are still here and we will always be. We know we deserved the big prize but we are also aware that we don't need that recognition to know that we were the best team of 2010. We know we were the strongest team in the league and we proved it. We are the Boston Celtics and we will always be proud of being there even though many don't want us. We are the champions. Pablo Pérez 6/23/2010 10:22:00 AM Tweet