One of my favorite, if not the favorite, movies of all time is the Big Lebowski. There’s just quotes from that movie that can be used in any situation in life.
When David Stern’s cronie referees were calling bullshit call after bullshit call (Perkins technical after Rasheed didn’t get one, Pierce getting called for an offensive while stopped and shooting, Rajon called for an offensive after passing the ball, Chauncey not getting called for driving with his elbows out like a running back)and the Pistons managed to take a 10 point lead I couldn’t help but think of the scene in the limo with the Big Lebowski. “Nothing is fucked?! The God damn plane has crashed into the mountain!”
It was is Paul Pierce was Lebowski after getting hit in the head with the coffee cup. “Ow! Fucking Fascist!”
But soon after that Rasheed had four fouls and headed to the bench. I thought of Walter, “Nothing is fucked here, Dude. Come on, you’re being very un-Dude.” He’s right, why am I getting worked up about this? Let’s see how the team responds and then flip out if I have to.
As they prepared for the fourth quarter it was like the confrontation with the Nihilists outside the bowling alley with the Celtics, specifically Pierce who I predicted in Friday’s column would have a huge game, playing the role of Walter. The Pistons of course as the Nihilists “We fucks you up. We take ze money.” And Walter looks at them, “Come get it!”
In what was a back and fourth game, the Celtics rallied in the fourth from down ten to win by eight. But really Flip Saunders should have waived the white flag a little sooner so the game could have ended quicker. “OK, but we’re dealing with a bunch of fucking amateurs!”
So now the Celtics get ready to face Kobe and the Lakers, “The man in the black pajamas, Dude. That’s a worthy adversary.”
Sure the Celtics don’t need “an M-16 jacko” but this should be an interesting series to say the least. It should prove to be the toughest opponent so far opposed to the Pistons, “What you have here is a bunch of fig eaters with towels on their head trying to ind reverse is a Soviet tank.”
Time to dig in the closet folks. Blow the dust off and get ready for the Finals!