4th of July Free Agency and I Aren't Getting Along
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Another year, another 4th of July free agency trick for old J. If you all remember from last year, I got a text from a source (unreliable friend) saying that Durant was spotted at Logan airport moments before he signed with the Warriors. Still a giant pussy move but I won’t get into that today. Anyway, I get a very excited text from the same source today claiming that Hayward has signed with the celts. I had been eagerly awaiting this news as I view Hayward as superstar in this league. So, of course, I follow the same pattern as last year and text everyone I know claiming Gordo is in town. A couple replies come in, some happy, some calling me names and saying they already knew (sorry I was excited) but then of course a few minutes go by and I have replies telling me it’s not happening. My thoughts are “well I saw that the details aren’t out but it’s happening don’t you worry about that.” Then I see Woj dropped a bomb on me that it was #fakenews and that they haven’t made a decision yet. My heart sinks.
So far this free agency I’ve convinced myself of so many things and none of them have come to fruition, it’s the fourth were using big words today. I was sure when Blake Griffin opted out that he was coming to the Celtics. He had been wrapped up in so many Boston rumors over the years and knowing that he likes it here had me convinced. He signs back with LA, I feel like a moron again. Then the basketball gods smile upon me again and rumors of Paul George start flying around. Having always liked Paul George and knowing that he has a “rivalry” with LeBron I was equally if not more excited about this possibility. It seemed to become more and more real as the days passed and then he gets traded to the Thunder. This one really stung because it seemed as though the Celtics wanted to sign Hayward and then make a deal for PG and the Pacers didn’t get shit in return. It was reported that we offered 3 first round picks for him and they turned it down to get Oladipo and Sabonis. Furreal? That’s just straight up dumb. Rebuild your team with picks not with players who are only going to make you more mediocre and give the Celtics your best player, its not that difficult! Because of these circumstances, if Gordon Hayward doesn’t sign with us my heart may fall out of my chest and I’ll never trust another free agent again. Gordon, if you’re reading this and I know you are since you’re a big fan of mine, please come to Boston. We’ll love you here. I can promise you that I will be your biggest fan outside of extremely racist people that only like you because you’re good and white.
Side note, what’s up with big time free agents trying to take away/ ruin Independence Day for loyal fans? Two years ago, Lamarcus Aldridge leaves Portland for the Spurs after balling out for them. Although this really wasn’t that bad and I think it’s mostly because the fine people of Portland are too high on numerous drugs to care about their players leaving. We all know what happened last year and I’ve written ad nausium about how Kevin Durant ruined every Thunder fan’s fourth of July and tried to ruin Boston’s but I refuse to write anymore. Besides that he did ruin the most American day of the year for many people, so fuck you Kevin. And this year the day became about following Gordon and hoping he would just make his decision and come to the Celtics. As long as you still come here that won’t be an issue Gordon. My final note on this is, if you’re a superstar in the NBA and want to make your decision on the 4th of July, come to the Celtics. Otherwise I’m going to be pissed at you.