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With only two more games to finally end the Regular Season, I can't help but thinking what a strange and wild ride this has been. The season started with emotion, strength and some good old vets adapting well to the spirit of ubuntu. Health and spirits were in full shape.

Just as now, we only lacked Perk. Quite interesting, right?

Between then and now we have seen a vast legion of injuries fall over our players, we've heard of calf, Achilles, knees, wrists, ankles and spinal cords. The pain was indicative of fight back then and it increased the team spirit in the sense than whenever a soldier fell, another played hard in his place. People seemed to overachieve just for the sake of a team oriented identity in which all it counted was effort, good defense and aggression.

When Spring arrived, we slowly felt relieved from the physical pain. Delonte West, Jermaine O'Neal and the rest of the ailing bodies were finally healing and the team was at last able to give some rest to players #16 and #17 in the team (Lacerte and McKeon).

We discovered then that we still missed the Big Perk though.

As we did all year.

And all of the sudden, in a psychosomatic turn of events the physical woes were substituted by the colossal mental lapses. We have lost the will and drive to win. The motivation, the reason why we are all here waiting for the playoffs to arrive.

We waited for so long for the big moment to arrive that now it seems we are not interested in it any more. We wished so hard, we loved the fight so intensely that now we are showing as if there was no more reason to believe, to fight, to win.

Ubuntu lost its essence, a word so used that it was emptied from its significance. Just another nice word, not good or bad enough to make you dream.

This team needs to get together, shout at each other, laugh and cry together to believe again. They need to know what they are here for and why it all started.

Ubuntu is not a word, it's a fact.

Fighting is a need, a way of living.

Winning is achieved by means of intense aggression and belief in your teammate

Dying for each ball, and smothering the rivals with extreme defense is your only mission.

Bleeding green is like breathing.

Feel the colors, feel the Playoffs arriving and let the game come back to you.

Remember, Celtics players: this season was conceived for #18. Nothing else is an option

Together we can. Let's fight!

Bohemian 4/11/2011 03:39:00 AM Edit
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6 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I believe in your strength, I believe in team ... come on guys because ...
    NEVER GIVE UP ALWAYS BELIEVE

  2. One awe-inspiring article Bohemian. Our team, fans and every one who bleeds green needs this kind of inspiration badly.

  3. Sue says:

    I believe !!!

  4. ThaNoS says:

    ALWAYS TRUST

  5. dirtyundeese says:

    LOL ,come on celtic fans they only lost one game to the heat.One GAme!!!!!THe MIami heat are not going to dominate the celtics on the boards with shaq and jermaine playing in the middle.You guys make me sick with your crying.Where is your heart at.Did you guys forget we almost swept the series vs the heat.I would hate to see what you guys would do if the celtics lost two games vs the heat.

    Celtics on the prowl.

  6. J.O. is showing glimpses at passion even if it is just shoulder checking. Curly needs to stop being euro ball and get some spine on both ends. Green just needs anti depressants or something. Every interview is like a post funeral atmosphere with him.

    Last night I was happy when he got himself to the line twice in quick succession. KG got hyped and screamed something exciting in his face. Then of course he vanished again.

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