Posted on: June 19, 2008 12:57 pm

Brian Scalabrine gets no respect

Brian Scalabrine's contributions to the Celtics' run through the playoffs to the NBA title can be summed up in three letters. D-N-P. He probably had to spend a full season's salary on street clothes to wear while sitting near the bench over the past eight weeks.

And it wasn't because of injury that he didn't play. He was active for a few games, but Doc Rivers never found the right time to get him on the court. I suppose if he was in uniform for Game 6 against the Lakers, he might have been able to take off his warmups. But he wasn't.

So why was he even in the interview room after the Celtics clinched Tuesday night? And why was he at the microphone, berating the media "experts" who picked the Lakers to win? It's good stuff, especially when he starts making fun of one reporter's choice of sports jacket.

I suppose it's better than killing hobos. But really. Brian Scalabrine? That's who gets trotted out to play the "no respect, nobody believed in us" card? A guy who played 48 games this season? The only time he got off the bench in the playoffs was to chest-bump James Posey.

Brian, from one redhead to another: We love you, Scal. You are entertaining, at least out of uniform and when you don't have a chance to make an impact on a game. Now go smoke a cigar, get your ring and enjoy being an NBA champion. Leave the "nobody believed in us" stuff to someone that broke a sweat during the playoffs.

Posted on: June 17, 2008 12:45 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2008 8:42 pm

Lakers are cheaters

Looks like the Lakers took a page out of Red Auerbach's book and sabotaged the Celtics' plane, delaying their flight out of L.A. and causing the team to get back to Boston last night instead of early Monday morning.

Now, before you call me crazy, it is no stretch to say the Lakers had something to do with the 'mechanical problems' that caused the Celtics to need a new plane to fly home. Let's connect the dots:

It's all ball bearings nowadays.Chevy Chase played Fletch. Fletch, in one of his many disguises, impersonated an airplane mechanic. He also dreamed of playing for the Lakers and being interviewed by Chick Hearn. Chevy Chase is a Hollywood actor, and as we all know, Hollywood actors are all lemmings that root for the Lakers when they are good. Well, all Hollywood types except for Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg and his no-talent brother. They are on the side of the righteous.

 Leave it to Jerry Buss to come up with this kind of chicanery. Actually, this has Phil Jackson and Jerry West written all over it. Buss is too busy trying to remember his name to come up with something this intricate. Jackson can fool some people with his 'Zen-master' act, but he is as devious as the come. He played for the Knicks, for crying out loud. And I don't buy West's down-home facade.

Bottom line: Get the Sunday night security tapes from LAX (if they haven't already been destroyed) and you will see Chevy Chase up to no good around the Celtics' plane.

No matter. The Celtics can just go into their bag of tricks (Auerbach had a ton of 'em), turn the temp in the visiting locker room up to about 97 degrees and watch the Lakers wilt.

Now you prepare that Fetzer valve with some 3-in-1 oil and some gauze pads. And I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.

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