For much of the 2012-13 season, it appeared as though the Boston Celtics might be able to hang on to their spot among the Eastern Conference’s elite, that no longer seems to be the case. Not on the NBA moneyline, at least, where their odds of winning the NBA championship have dipped to 30-1.
This, we’ll remind you, is a team whose been a mainstay within the NBA futures’ top five for the past half decade.
The truth is, with the amount of uncertainty there’s been in Boston all year long, a season-ending injury to Rajon Rondo makes all the difference. Yes, Celtics fans, if you’ve been trying to shield yourself from the news, sadly it’s true. The superstar point guard will miss the remainder of this season due to the torn ACL.
Suddenly, the made-for-TV movie plot of a bold young man stepping up for his company when it mattered most and guiding his wise but withered colleagues to surprising success seems a little out of reach.
As a result of the news, the buzz around Beantown has shifted...