Glad I Don't Have To "C" These Things Again in 2009

Ed LeiserCorrespondent IMay 18, 2009

BOSTON - MAY 17:  Glen Davis #11, Brian Scalabrine #44 and Stephon Marbury #8 of the Boston Celtics watch from the bench as  the Orlando Magic win Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 17, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Orlando Magic defeated the Boston Celtics 101-82 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

I am by no means a fan of the Orlando Magic, and I don't necessarily hate the Boston Celtics with a burning passion. 

I am, however, a Bulls fan who is glad to see the Celtics eliminated from the playoffs. 

I have had about two weeks to mourn the Bulls' loss to the C's in the first round, and another two weeks to watch them play the Magic in the never-ending NBA playoffs. 

The Celtics were and are a better team than the Bulls; I'm not that ignorant to say otherwise. 

But watching the Celtics this post-season was like watching Kevin Gregg pitch for the Cubs: irritating, annoying, frustrating, and so on. 

In no particular order, because they were all annoying for myself and thousands of other NBA fans I'm sure, are the most annoying things about the Celtics this post-season.  I'm glad I don't have to "C" (get it?) these things again, at least for another few months.

Kevin Garnett as a spectator.

Look, I have NO problem watching KG watch the game, because at least that way I know he won't be dominating teams like the Bulls as he normally does. 

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But how annoying was it when the cameras showed him every ten seconds? Kevin Garnett was out with a knee injury.  We get it.  He's injured. Stop showing him on the bench.

Worse, was the fact that KG taunted several players in the Bulls series whenever the Celtics went on a run or won a game. He gave Ben Gordon an earful of smack-talk at the end of Game Five. 

Kevin, please just watch the game and shut up. Have a nice offseason.

Celtics fans.

I know Chicago fans are bad too, but I found the Celtics fans annoying. Those "Boston is a Brotherhood" t-shirts were such an eyesore to me. Boston fans are a tight-knit bunch I'm sure, but do you need to promote that to everyone? 

Look at us, we're all brothers, we're all family.  Have a nice offseason bro.

Ray Allen and his ridiculous jump-shooting.

I love Ray Allen. He Got (so much) Game. I will have nightmares of his three-point shooting, however, and will be glad to see him watching the rest of the playoffs from his couch. 

Nothing was more annoying to me than his refusal to miss a shot in these playoffs.  Again, I'm not trying to bash Ray, but I hope he has a nice offseason. 

Rajon Rondo's antics.

How annoying was it to see Rondo waiting for a rolled ball to get to him in order to save a few seconds? He must have done this two dozen times in the fourteen games played. 

When down by double digits in the fourth quarter it is perfectly acceptable to do this. But why did Rondo do this in the first three quarters of games against the Bulls? 

Get the ball and go. Welcome to the NBA, where any team can go on a run at any time.  Do you really need to save six seconds in the third quarter of a 48-41 deficit? 

I was also annoyed with his upside-down headband. What a joke. Your play was outstanding Rajon, but you down-graded yourself with how you chose to wear your gear. 

And let's not forget his flagrant fouls against Brad Miller and Kirk Hinrich. If you suspend a player on the Magic for slapping Eddie House on the head, then how do you let Rondo play when he tosses Hinrich into the scorer's table? 

Rondo played out of his mind, but no one deserves a better off-season than Rajon Rondo.   

The clowns on Boston's bench.

This collection was laughable. You have Brian Scalabrine, who could have been a stunt double for Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon in the movie Semi-Pro. How is that mess in the NBA?

Then there's Mikki "I don't want to spell my name in a traditional way because I want to be unique" Moore who wears his hair in such a way it seems to suggest "I also want to wear my hair in this fashion because I want to be unique."

His game is so below average, that he needs to be remembered for these crazy things, and not his actual performance on the court.

Now on to the third highest-paid man on the Celtics roster, Stephon Marbury. Who gave you all that money Stephon? 

Your star-shaped tattoo on your head is a mockery of all things good on this planet. You sir, are no star. I do not want to see him play another game in the NBA, frankly.

Lastly is Eddie "I'm as big as a" House and Tony "I wish my first name was Ray" Allen.  I have a general distaste for these players.

Have a nice off-season fellas.

I will watch Lakers, Nuggets, Cavaliers, and Magic from this point on, and that is fine with me.