So the Celtics lost to the Bynum-less Lakers on their home court in overtime last night. This would normally be discouraging to a Celtics fan, but fortunately the C's have plenty of legitimate excuses to fall back on:
10.) "We're still reeling over the loss of Andrew Bynum."
(Wait, that's Top Ten Reasons the Lakers Lost, if they had...but they didn't).
9.) "KG fouled out. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to not have a key big man on the floor?"
(Laker response: uhm, yeah. We do.)
8.) "We figured 'What are the odds that the Lakers would break our 19-game win streak and our 12-game winning streak? It would be like winning the lottery twice.'"
(Editor's note: You may want to consult a statitician on that one)
7.) "Home court advantage is overrated."
(Editor's note: It better be, cause you've just lost it in a tie-breaker)
6.) "We knew firing Lucky last week was going to come back to haunt us."
5.) From Kendrick Perkins: "Before the game, I found a magic lamp in my locker. I rubbed it and a genie came out and granted me three wishes. I asked for a liftime supply of surlyness, for all that stuff from the '12 days of Christmas' song, and for x-ray vision. In retrospect, I probably should have asked for a big win tonight and another championship. I mean, I did get to see Kobe naked, but that's not worth losin' for."
4.) "They outscored us in overtime."
(Editor's note: This ranks a 9 on the Dull-Negrometer)
3.) "This is a rebuilding year."
(Editor's note: Really. How exactly is it a rebuilding year? - see Excuse Number 2)
2.) "Posey is gone. What did you expect? We lost one quarter of the Big Four..."
(Editor's note: Thank God you don't have to spend another 6 million dollars on Posey a few years from now, Danny. So I guess when you decide you're going to be "one and done," you buy the biggest and blingy-est bling you can? - see Excuse Number 1).
1.) "We were blinded by the glare of our GM's ring in the stands."