Found December 19, 2012 on Red's Army:
I read what everyone’s saying. I’ve had public and private conversations with people who, despite what decades of history has taught us, are giving up on this team before Christmas. And I’ve determined, once again, that I’ve got to be Mr. Happy Pants around here.  So here we are… for what feels like the fifth year in a row… needing a pep talk. Ok, here it is. First, I have to acknowledge the obvious.  The Celtics are mediocre at best at the moment.  I fully acknowledge that this team needs help.  However, those of you who are calling this team done need a little dose of reality. 1. Avery Bradley is coming back If you haven’t heard my argument for why this is a big deal, then you haven’t read the 20 things I’ve written about him in the past 2 days.  Here’s the thing about him, though…. I’m basing my opinion of his impact based solely on him playing the same way he did last year defensively.  I’m not asking him to score any more than he has before.  Overflow offense is just fine
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