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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:13 PM

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By Ben Golliver | NBA Blogger

Jason Terry's mouth is ready to back up the guarantee that his latest tattoo suggests.

Last week, we noted that the new Celtics guard modified his tattoo of the Larry O'Brien trophy to include Boston's leprechaun logo. Terry, of course, got the original NBA championship trophy tattoo prior to the Dallas Mavericks' run to the 2011 title.

Was the tattoo addition his way of guaranteeing a 2013 title for the Celtics? Duh. Of course it was.

WEEI.com reports that the always brash and confident Terry has officially guaranteed that the Celtics will be the 2012-13 NBA champions.

"There's the lucky leprechaun," he told WBZ-TV's Steve Burton during an interview Thursday at Canton's Reebok Headquarters that will air Sunday night on Sports Final, "and he's spinning the Larry O'Brien trophy, which we will win this year."


"If I looked at our team and what they accomplished last year, they're one game away. They're one game away from going back to the NBA Finals, and I think they win it. This year, put a little ‘Jet Fuel' into the mix, and I think we have the team."

He furthered that sentiment in speaking with the Boston Herald.

"Where I'm at right now in my career — I can't speak for the other guys — but where I'm at in my career, it's about winning championships, and I got the taste. They let me taste it. They should've never let me taste it. And I got one, but as you know, the Celtics, they're going for No. 18. And so I'm a big basketball fanatic. I'm a historian. I love the game, a student of the game. So I know what it means to put that uniform on. So I think we've got a good opportunity this year to win again."

Terry's swagger, surely, is music to the ears of Celtics fans. Maxing out confidence and expectations is the only way things can be done for a franchise with Boston's history and with a roster that's fully committed to winning now rather than building for the future. It's a smart way for Terry, who signed with Boston back in July, to make a good first impression.

His assessment isn't totally off-base either. Thanks to an eletric few months from LeBron James, a time that has seen him win his first NBA title and his second Olympics gold medal while capturing regular season and Finals MVP awards, it's easy to forget that his back was against the wall in TD Garden, the Heat down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals. Indeed, it took a legendary performance from James in Game 6 to push the series back to Miami, where the Heat were essentially held even by the Celtics for three quarters before they finally pulled away in stunning fashion the fourth.

Had Chris Bosh not returned from an abdominal injury just in the nick of time, had James not put on that legendary performance, had one or two Celtics entered that series in slightly better health... the what if's are seemingly endless for a Boston team that has been one of the league's most successful playoff teams over the last five years. They're always there, lurking, even after being written off multiple times.

Next year's Celtics will be a new-look group thanks to the departure of Ray Allen and the addition of Terry, Courtney Lee and rookies Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo. Jeff Green is also expected back after missing the entire 2011-12 following heart surgery. That, plus the evergreen trio of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo and the return of promising young guard Avery Bradley, puts the Celtics back into the mix once again.

On paper, Miami is still the clear favorite in the Eastern Conference. The Indiana Pacers (everybody important is back), Brooklyn Nets (a totally re-tooled roster), Chicago Bulls (assuming Derrick Rose returns sooner rather than later) and the Philadelphia 76ers (with the addition of Andrew Bynum) all loom as teams that could compete for homecourt advantage. But none of those teams, at least right now, would seem to give Miami as many problems as Boston.

Don't be surprised if the Heat's path to the Larry O'Brien trophy runs through Terry and the Celtics, just as he's predicting, and don't overlook how close the 2011 East finals really were. The Celtics might not be one of the three consensus title favorites -- the Heat plus the two obvious Western Conference powers, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder -- but they will need to be accounted for, once again.


http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/19830176/jason-terry-guarantees-boston-celtics-will-win-2013-nba-title

Here we go again. Last year it was Mickael Pietrus who made the same prediction and this year it's Terry.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:14 PM

Well there contenders it would be weird if he didn't say this

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:15 PM

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Not surprised. Luke Walton could say the Cavs could win the title also.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:24 PM

its nice to hear i dont mind

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:41 PM

this guys acting like hes been a life long celtc


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Posted August 20, 2012 - 07:46 PM

this guys acting like hes been a life long celtc

I know seriously he hasnt even played a game.

Celtics are like 4th or 5th best in the league so calling a championship isnt ideal.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:15 PM

I guarantee they won't win the 2013 title
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Well there contenders it would be weird if he didn't think this

Fixed.

This isn't the type of thing you have to or should say. You keep that to yourself and or your team, not as bulletin board material for every other team in the league to know.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:29 PM

He must be real happy to be a C
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:47 PM

Have fun beating the Lakers, Heat, OKC, and I'd even put teams like the Clippers above em.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:54 PM

Fixed.

This isn't the type of thing you have to or should say. You keep that to yourself and or your team, not as bulletin board material for every other team in the league to know.


I don't have a problem with him saying it just like I wouldn't have a problem from any player on a contender saying their gonna win the championship every team should be expecting him to say that. But thats just my view

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:59 PM

But by your statement, you make it sound as if it would be weird for any 'contender' not to say this. That just doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Only mostly fools would do such a thing and coming from Jason Terry (who obviously has a history), it's no surprise.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 09:04 PM

But by your statement, you make it sound as if it would be weird for any 'contender' not to say this. That just doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Only mostly fools would do such a thing and coming from Jason Terry (who obviously has a history), it's no surprise.


Wouldn't be weird if say Dwight Howard or Russel Westbrook were asked if their teams were gonna win a ring and they said "nah, probably not". I expect to them say yes were gonna to win a championship this year.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 09:25 PM

Lol dumb[expletive]. Haha anyone else notice at the end the writer said don't forget just how close the 2011 East Finals were... that was between the Heat and Bulls not the Heat and Celtics lol

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Well he's 1-0 on tattoo championship predictions, so let him talk for now. I think he's a little :censored: but we'll see when the season starts. I'd love to see a Lakers-Celtics rematch in the Finals. Best way to tie the leprechauns.
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Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:33 PM

Hmmmm...isn't he on the decline?

Hes acting as if he turned into a legitimate superstar this off season.

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Posted August 20, 2012 - 10:44 PM

Wouldn't be weird if say Dwight Howard or Russel Westbrook were asked if their teams were gonna win a ring and they said "nah, probably not". I expect to them say yes were gonna to win a championship this year.

No you always say "Well we have a great team here and were gonna work hard to get that championship. Our overall goal is always to want a championship and you have to always believe you can win it" Seriously that is the best thing you can say. Call it PC or what ever but at least you wont be in the headlines saying you guarantee a championship.

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Have fun beating the Lakers, Heat, OKC, and I'd even put teams like the Clippers above em.


Celtics are definitely better than the Clippers. 4th best team, only behind those 1st three.

Michael Pietrus said this same [expletive] last year tho lol

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 06:12 PM

No you always say "Well we have a great team here and were gonna work hard to get that championship. Our overall goal is always to want a championship and you have to always believe you can win it" Seriously that is the best thing you can say. Call it PC or what ever but at least you wont be in the headlines saying you guarantee a championship.


Well I don't think it's a big deal to say your gonna win it all every contender is thinking that and every team in the league and every analyst knows every contenders thinking that. And it's not like he called out a specific team or player I'm sure if you asked an NBA what they thought of this they'd prob say "whats he supposed to say" or "Or I was thinking the same thing about my team".

If you ask a guy are you gonna win and his team has a chance to actually win I expect him to say "yes were gonna win" and I understand the whole PC approach but that [expletive] is wack to me.




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