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One Day After Reaching The Eastern Conference Finals The Boston Celtics Earned The #1 Pick In The NBA Draft

It was hard to imagine things getting any sweeter for Celtics fans after Monday’s game-seven victory over the Wizards, but they have. The NBA Draft Lottery is in the books, and Boston officially has the first overall selection in the upcoming NBA Draft.

Picking first is the ideal scenario for any team, and it is particularly exciting for the Celtics given their current level of competence. The number-one pick rarely goes to a team with any sort of near-term prospects, let alone one that reaches the Conference Finals.

Securing the top spot puts Boston in the best possible position, regardless of what they choose to do with the pick. Should they keep it, the Celtics have assurance they can draft whatever player they please—no negotiating, posturing, or compromising required. – Celtics Blog

Celtics fans last night

What an amazing two days for the Celtics organization and fans. On Monday night they defeated the Wizards to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals and last night they won the draft lottery and earned the #1 pick in this year’s draft. While the #1 pick doesn’t guarantee you a bonafide superstar, it’s still a pretty sweet spot to be in, especially for a team that’s currently one series win away from the NBA Finals. It’s easy to play the blame game when things are going poorly, but Danny Ainge and company should be praised for the way they’ve built this team from the ground up. The last time the Celtics were in the Eastern Conference Finals in 2012, they had Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen on their squad. Less then a year later Garnett and Pierce were traded to the Nets, and one of the picks they received in return is now a #1 overall selection.

It’s not all good news for the C’s: the man they lost to in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, Lebron James, is still King of the NBA mountain. His Cavs still haven’t lost a game in the 2017 playoffs, and even though they have home court advantage, the Celtics will head into tonight’s game 1 as underdogs. When the playoffs began, the Celtics knew they’d have to go through Lebron to reach the NBA Finals, so hopefully they can keep the magic going and pull off an upset.

-Ryan

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Did Someone Say They Wanna See a Guy With One Leg Get Dragged Out Of a Nets Game? Well Here It Is Anyway

Leg UpA loud Brooklyn Nets fan was carried from his MSG seats Tuesday night kicking and screaming… sort of.

There was plenty of commotion in the upper deck with around five minutes to play in the third quarter of Brooklyn’s 98-93 win over the Knicks as a man with one leg was yanked from his seats – sans his prosthetic limb.

According to a pair of Garden security guards who declined to be identified, the man pulled off his prosthetic leg and hit another fan with it, inciting a ruckus in the upper deck.

This makes me so happy, and not for the reasons you think. No I don’t enjoy seeing one legged people getting dragged out of a Nets game by security. But this was a Brooklyn Nets vs. New York Knicks game. The New York sports scene is so horrible right now, that they’re literally fighting each other with prosthetic legs. Whether this story is true or not is irrelevant; a one legged man had to get carried out of an interstate New York basketball game because he was fighting a fellow New York fan. Also, there’s zero rivalry between the Knicks and Nets. Up until a few years ago, the Nets weren’t even in New York. I just love seeing New York sports fans so desperate. The Knicks suck. The Nets suck. The Jets suck. The Giants suck. Hockey couldn’t matter less, so I don’t count the Rangers or the Islanders. The fans have nowhere to turn, except to each other, and when that happens, the prosthetic legs start flying. Oh happy day.

– Ryan

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