June 16, 2010
After returning to Los Angeles for the last two games of the series, the Boston Celtics are currently 0-for-1 when it comes to NBA finals predictions. Their other prediction — from Glen Davis(notes) that they'd be meeting President Obama at the White House — has yet to be decided, no doy. But just to make things a little more interesting, Big Baby reiterated just how certain he was that the Celtics would be booking a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
So add another prediction to the list, or at least just update it, because Glen Davis went on record again saying the Celtics would be dancing around the Larry O'Brien trophy after Thursday night's Game 7. Baxter Holmes of the Los Angeles Times has the money quotes.
"I love it," he said. "This is what it's all about. It's what you guys are going to talk about for years. You guys are going to remember this moment. You're going to remember Thursday forever.
"I can't wait. I can't wait to step up on the floor and win here in L.A."
Well, that's pretty definitive. Not a lot of wiggle room there. There's even less here.
"We'll come to play, we'll compete, and we'll be there at the end holding the trophy."
Yep, that's about as guarantee-y as a guarantee can get. Unless he means that the Celtics are going to hold on to the trophy for just a minute before it's given to the Lakers, but I don't think that is legal.
And then, because Big Baby is now a "Lost" fan, he made Game 7 into a Locke vs. Jack debate, just like everything else in life.
"My approach to this game is that I'm too blessed to be stressed," he said. "I don't worry about that. We've got a Game 7. This is not faith. This is free will. We've got to go get it. You can't pray to God and say, 'Oh God, help me' and hope that we win. That's why I say you've got to go get it."
So yeah, Glen Davis is fairly confident the Celtics will soon be NBA champions. And then after that he'll be made into the protector of bright light in a water-filled cave and everyone will meet him in a church so he can go to the other side. Typical basketball stuff, really.