So I know this may not be liked by some die hard Boston Sports fans, but after this article I hope everyone changes their minds. I know Boston and Los Angeles have had a bitter rivalry in the Basketball world for the last fifty years, but that’s the Lakers. Even though the Celtics are on the rise anything short of a miracle I don’t see them ascending to the NBA finals. Unfortunately Cleveland is still the favorite and any Boston fan has every reason to hate Cleveland. That begs the question who should a Celtics fan root for in the more competitive Western Conference? The Clippers are the most logical answer. All you have to do is look at the makeup of their roster and staff. It all began back in 2013 when Doc Rivers became both the head coach and team President.
He inherited an already really good team, but brought the same winning culture that he had in the Big Three Era that won a Championship in 2008. Then came the acquisition of Glen Davis. Although he had some shortcomings and is not a major contributor on the very deep Clippers, he will always be remembered for his contributions in his rookie season on the Championship team. Even more so in the 2010 finals with fellow ex Celtic Nate Robinson, referred to as “Shrek and Donkey”. Last season, the Clippers signed Nate Robinson to a 10-day contract with the possibility of getting him again this season.
Nate will always be remembered during his short tenure with the team in the 2010 championship run. Most importantly, however, and this reason is probably greater than all of them, is that Paul Pierce is now a Los Angeles Clipper. Other than coming back to the Celtics what better way for him to end his career - being reunited with Doc and coming back to his hometown. I couldn’t be happier for him. As Boston fans we all would love nothing more than to see Pierce and Doc get another ring. We all know they are still Celtics at heart, but I have grown to love these guys as individuals and want them to emerge from the heavily competitive Western Conference.
By Spencer Roush El_Spence_Man