I said before the season that these Celtics had the potential to be the best in the L, and so it has proven. That doesn’t guarantee anything in the Playoffs, but I still like the way the Cs are rolling. The veteran leadership, offensive balance and team D are all as strong as we thought they could be, the supporting cast surpassed all expectations, and no team is hungrier. Having to get past (most likely) Cleveland and Detroit won’t be easy, but it’s very doable. Then they’ll beat the Lakers in six.

I wrote that. In March. Check SLAM 118. My greatness is unassailable.

One last thing: To a man of many nicknames—only some of which he’s given himself—I offer another: Pequeño.

I think it fits.

I hope everyone has a great summer.