Ray Allen is coming out with a book next month that nearly absolves himself of any sort of blame in his ongoing rift with his former Celtics teammates. Can you imagine what the CSL guys had to say?
Well, Jon "Doc Brown" Duke and Justin "Marty McFly" Poulin jumped back into the Delorean to talk about the 2008 Celtics and Ray Allen's inability to accept nearly any blame in this high school drama.
Not to be left out, Glen "Big Baby" Davis was in the news thanks to his arrest for selling a decent amount of marijuana. This lead to Jon and Justin talking about how mental health is handled in today's game and whether being honest provides opponents with a competitive advantage.
To wrap, Jon and Justin looked at the copious injuries that have hit the Celtics within the last week and whether the team should extend itself at all to attempt to get a higher playoff seeding.
The Celtics got bitten hard by the injury bug... first with Jaylen's frightening fall, then Horford heads home sick, and wrapping with Kyrie exiting the Pacers game early with his balky knee. But Jon and Justin see opportunities for growth with the keys getting passed to certain younger Celtics.
Jon gave a bit of a preview of the NCAA Tournament and which NBA Draft prospects stand the best chance for a deep run into tournament. Jon also gives up his sleeper picks for your bracket busting fun,.
To wrap, Jon and Justin gave their predictions for the 3 games this week, including a match-up with future Celtics Anthony Davis.
In Houston we had a problem late in the game, but the Celtics nearly won a hard fought game against the league leading Rockets. This isn't horseshoes, but "close" might be good enough when you are on the road facing a club still VERY SALTY over the outcome of the last matchup in Boston.
Justin had some criticism for Brad Stevens handling of the final minutes and the removal of the scorching hot Greg Monroe in favor of the scuffling Al Horford. Jon backed "Team Dad" Horford and saw Al as a necessary and nearly permanent fixture at the end of Celtics games.
In the show's second half, Justin and Jon recorded from Hayward Island as they maintain their stance that Gordon Hayward will return to play for the Celtics this season. Justin is unconvinced the numbers associated with the Alter-G are all that helpful in understanding Hayward's recovery progress.
It was a magical day Sunday as the Boston Celtics raised Paul Pierce's #34 to the rafters. A fantastic ceremony included appearances by Antoine Walker, Doc Rivers, Rajon Rondo, and the next player to be honored in that fashion, Kevin Garnett. Bobby Manning joined Jon and Justin to provide some of their favorite Paul Pierce memories and looked back at Pierce's long and successful career in green.
There was a game today as well, and while all involved would love to forget it ever occurred, that was not a luxury the CSL Guys could afford. Bobby took aim at the Celtics uneventful trade deadline compared to the moves made by the Cavs while Justin and Jon were more frustrated with the Celtics play.
Marcus Smart was again a topic of conversation as the Celtics held on to the point guard at the trade deadline. Jon was optimistic about the team's chances to keep him in free agency thanks to Lou Williams' setting the new market for deals of this size.
It's 2018 and the Celtics have entered the new year with half of their season already complete and a league best 31 wins to show for it.