The Boston Celtics could enter history with a win over the Miami Heat tonight.
No NBA team has ever dug itself out of a 0-3 hole in the NBA playoffs, going 0-149 in the series prior to tonight’s.
However, as remarkable as a potential comeback from this would be, former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins says it could be meaningless without a ring.
In his latest appearance on ESPN’s First Take, Perkins gave his opinion on the matter.
— First Take (@FirstTake) May 29, 2023
Nonetheless, none of it might matter if they advance just to lose to the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals, and he might have a valid point.
As great as the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors were, no one seems to remember — or even care — about the fact that they broke the Chicago Bulls’ record for the most wins in a regular season.
All people talk about is how they blew a 3-1 lead to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, either mocking them or making excuses about why things went down the way they went down.
No one seems to care about runner-ups, which is one of the main issues with ring culture.
The Celtics are tied for the most NBA championships in league history with 17, yet people mostly remember how they’ve dropped the ball in their past two trips to the NBA Finals.
That’s just the way things go in this business.NEXT: The Celtics Are Hoping History Repeats Itself Today