by Micah Hart
The Lakers beat the Celtics in the Finals last year to become the 2009-10 NBA champions. Most of you are probably aware of that fact, but there is a certain segment of the population that thinks the Lakers are fake titlists, and that had a certain someone not gotten hurt in Game 6, then the final results would have been different. I’m not going to tell you who this segment is, but it starts with a B, ends in an S, and has Oston Celtics fan in the middle.
That certain someone, a.k.a. Kendrick Perkins, made his return to the Celtics lineup last night after missing the first half of the season recovering from a torn ACL, chipping in seven points and six rebounds in a 112-95 win over the lowly Cavaliers.
With Perkins back, the Celtics are now whole again (though I am skeptical they’ll remain so through the rest of the season), and ready to prove to the basketball world that last season should have had a different ending — or so they claim. Whether that’s the case or not, we won’t know until the playoffs.