Jason Terry Guarantees Celtics Will Win 2013 NBA Title

Jason Terry Guarantees Celtics Will Win 2013 NBA Title

Postby Kobe8Fan on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:13 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.


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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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Re: Jason Terry Guarantees Celtics Will Win 2013 NBA Title

Postby jimbo327 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:23 pm

Go hang another blank title at the gym.
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Re: Jason Terry Guarantees Celtics Will Win 2013 NBA Title

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:37 pm

Wow..... he's sure put Dallas in the rear view mirror......

The C's might have one last run in them this year.... Terry does bring a little more than they got from Allen last year. The East isn't quite a strong this year with Orlando and Chicago taking steps back.... they have a shot at getting to the finals but we will crush them if they get that lucky...... :man1:
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Re: Jason Terry Guarantees Celtics Will Win 2013 NBA Title

Postby MadMax on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:38 pm

It seems every time I speak too soon, it backfires on me. I'm pretty competitive when it comes to sports, games, etc...When I feel like I'm close to or going to win, I've been mouthy in the past, and it has totally bit me in the butt.

I just found this quote, and I think it sums up how I feel about the issue.
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Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Court disaster?? HA!!!
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:56 am

^ :man10:
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Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:42 am

I really want these guys in the Finals. I could care less about Kobe vs LeBron. I want to beat the Celtics again.
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Postby nameant on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:09 am

You'd think this guy was a life-long Celtic or somethin.
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Postby 432J on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:15 am

Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:I really want these guys in the Finals. I could care less about Kobe vs LeBron. I want to beat the Celtics again.

i wish, but there is no way these guys will make it back to the finals. i doubt they could even beat the sixers in a best of 7

i'd love for the lakers to beat these guys in the finals again and see the look on stupid terry's face
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Re: Jason Terry Guarantees Celtics Will Win 2013 NBA Title

Postby S.R.05 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:42 am

lol at the immediate backpedalling when he realizes what he's saying

first he says "we will win it" but then immediately backs off and says he "thinks" they have the team to win it, finished off with he "thinks they have a good opportunity" to win
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Postby therealdeal on Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:12 am

432J wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:I really want these guys in the Finals. I could care less about Kobe vs LeBron. I want to beat the Celtics again.

i wish, but there is no way these guys will make it back to the finals. i doubt they could even beat the sixers in a best of 7

i'd love for the lakers to beat these guys in the finals again and see the look on stupid terry's face

What are you talking about man? The Celtics are deep as hell. They've got a legitimate shot at being the best team in the East if they get/stay healthy.

Rondo/Bradley
Lee/Terry
Pierce/Green
Bass/Sullinger
Garnett/Melo

That's a damn good squad right there.
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Re: Jason Terry Guarantees Celtics Will Win 2013 NBA Title

Postby ShowTime_IR on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:52 pm

They will be hard to beat by the Heat, but against us there's no chance.
I actually think next year its gonna be a batlle between Rondo and Durant for the MVP. Rondo just getting better and better year after year, its scary.
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Postby Tobias Funke on Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:09 pm

Id love to smash them in the Finals.
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Postby Weezy on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:05 pm

I can't think of anything better than an old Celtics team somehow making the Finals one last time only to run into us, get torn apart by Nash, get dunked all over by Dwight, get the usual Kobe treatment, and that's the one team Pau almost always shows up to play.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:12 pm

^THAT
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Postby karacha on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:45 pm

Yeah... but that's probably not going to happen.
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Postby Weezy on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:41 pm

I dunno, it's not likely, but I think it's possible. The Celtics have improved from last season IMO, added Terry, Bradley will be back, added some good rookies, they have a shot at challenging Miami I think.
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Postby purp n gold on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:42 pm

I thought 2010 was "one last time" but hey, get there Boston, we'll be waiting :man9:
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Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:45 am

Boston can definitely win the East. They almost did last season without Bradley, Jeff Green, back-up bigs, etc.

They can do it. And I hope they do. We'd kill them.
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Postby 432J on Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:22 am

therealdeal wrote:
432J wrote:
Kobe Bryant 8 wrote:I really want these guys in the Finals. I could care less about Kobe vs LeBron. I want to beat the Celtics again.

i wish, but there is no way these guys will make it back to the finals. i doubt they could even beat the sixers in a best of 7

i'd love for the lakers to beat these guys in the finals again and see the look on stupid terry's face

What are you talking about man? The Celtics are deep as hell. They've got a legitimate shot at being the best team in the East if they get/stay healthy.

Rondo/Bradley
Lee/Terry
Pierce/Green
Bass/Sullinger
Garnett/Melo

That's a damn good squad right there.

yeah that's a good team for sure but there is no way they will get through miami. as much as i'd love for them to make it to the finals and run into LA, it just isn't gonna happen
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Postby therealdeal on Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:36 pm

I don't really see how you can say that with such absolute confidence. There's plenty of opportunity for Boston to pass Miami with that lineup. They barely lost to Miami this last season and improved their team drastically.

Boston could very easily represent the East next season.
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Re: Jason Terry Guarantees Celtics Will Win 2013 NBA Title

Postby Weezy on Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:34 am

I forgot about Jeff Green being out the whole season as well, if he's back this season and contributes at all that boosts their chances for sure.
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Postby Wrath12X on Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:36 pm

Here we go again :man10:
As for Boston beating Miami? YES! It can most definitely happen, and I wouldn't be surprised if it does. They took the Heat to 7 games last year and if it wasn't for Mike Miller going crazy from 3..they would have been in the Finals.
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