Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Are the Celtics the Best in the NBA?

The question of, are the Celtics really the best team in the NBA constantly comes up in the sporting world and unfortunately I am getting seriously irritated about the answer many sports writers are giving. The sports writers write that even though this team has the best record in basketball, 22-3, they are still not the best team in the NBA due to their weak strength of schedule. This might be one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. Not only have they beaten the Raptors, who won our division last year, three times but they have beaten Orlando, L.A., Cleveland, Golden State and the Nuggets. These games were also won by pretty significant leads. The three games they have lost were by slim margins, two games by two points and one game in overtime, and could have gone either way at the end of the game.

Sure the Celtics have their flaws such as Rondo is young and inexperienced, the bench is not extremely deep and this is the first year the big three have played together but a win is a win and a loss is a loss. The record 22-3 cannot be disuputed and is the best record in basketball, thus making the Celtics the best team in the NBA. We will see if they can continue their run as the best team in the NBA as they take their best record to the West Coast this week.


Mark said...

I'd really love a reason to watch the NBA playoffs again, I hope they go deep. I think the record does say it all right now.

Ethan Michaels said...

I agree, the Celtics are the best team. Not only have they played some tough teams, but they've done their best against tough teams.

Ethan Michaels