I don’t use the term genius lightly but, Danny Ainge, you are a super f#cking genius.
After a brutal Finals loss and the Unholy Trinity taking their talents to South Beach, many lesser men would have looked at an aging Celtics team and decided the only thing to do was to let Paul Pierce and Ray Allen go in free agency and rebuild. But instead of rebuild, you’ve reloaded. Not just by signing players to support your aging core, but by recruiting players with specific mental edges of your biggest rivals.
First came Shaq. Sure he predates the Dogg Pound and is about as washed up, but he can still do two things effectively: take up space and piss off Kobe. He’s the perfect catalyst for more 6 for 24 shooting performances in the 2011 Finals.
Of course, you’ve got to get there first. So to aid your admittedly formidable quest, you’ve pulled off your greatest coup by bringing back Delonte West to Celtics green. In addition to providing much needed scoring off the bench, you’re bringing together the only two forces proven capable of stopping King James: the Celtics D and Delonte’s “talents.”
What’s next. Signing D-Wade’s ex-wife to head the Celtics cheerleaders? Framing Chris Bosh on steroid charges? True genius can’t be predicted, so I won’t even try. All I know is I can’t wait for the season to start.