This should be an impossibility for Celtics fans. As much as I hate what Houston has done to my beloved basketball, I could never actually root for Boston. My only hope is that Marcus Smart guards James Harden and they simultaneously knock each other out of the game with two of their never-to-be-whistled stealth fouls.
It reminds me of The Law of Phantom Fouls, which I discovered during last year’s playoffs, stating that fouls:
- Originate in Boston, where they simply drip off Marcus Smart like one of those shaggy dogs that comes out of the swimming pool and then shakes itself dry in the living room.
- Are never called in the TD Garden, because they are needed in Houston
- So James Harden can play football on a basketball court, using defenders as tackling dummies.
And the biggest dummy in recent memory is Brandon Ingram.