ESPN, having launched websites dedicated to sports solely in Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago, are now finding it necessary to hype those sites on a frequent basis. Yes, having those individual sites for cities with high-volume sports franchises are a good idea, but the evidence is now mounting that they are hyping teams from those cities at the expense of the remainder of the sporting world.
A shiny new dime to the first person who can correctly guess the answer.
ESPN says "yes". Offfffffff course they do.
- Never mind the fact that the Celtics have ALREADY lost more home games (7) than they did all last season (6).
- Never mind the fact that two of the "other" elite teams in the Eastern Conference just defeated the Celtics (Orlando 96-94, and Atlanta 100-91)
- Never mind the fact that Boston has won only four times in their last 11 games, only only won six times in their last 16 games.
- Never mind the fact that Boston is now tied for third place in the Eastern Conference, which would put them in a second-round matchup with Atlanta (who ALREADY have swept the season series against the Celtics, 4 games to 0).
- Never mind the fact that they now face a six-game deficit to the East-leading Cleveland Cavaliers.
Boston is apparently still the team to beat.
The main ESPN argument still falls back on "when they're healthy, they're the best."
Hate to burst your bubble, ESPN...but the four best players on the Celtics squad are 32, 33, 34 and 35 years old. They are NOT GOING TO STAY HEALTHY at the same time. They're old men in this young man's sport. Stop trying to prop them up with "if only" scenarios.
ESPN, it's time to stop the charade. We can understand that the Celtics are still a strong team and they are still near the top of the league. But to declare them the kings of the hill when they're so obviously tumbling down faster than Jack and Jill...well, that's just blatant bias.