Originally posted on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 8/17/12


I could be reading too much into his quotes, but I’m pretty sure Jason Terry guaranteed an NBA championship to the Boston Herald and then slightly backtracked later while still expressing confidence.

Even if he initially didn’t quite mean what I think he means, JET’s excited to play with the Celtics and believes they have a real chance to accomplish something special. (Which is probably why he already has a tattoo of the Celtics leprechaun spinning the Larry O’Brien trophy on his finger.) (Boston Herald)

“I started, well, what happened was, preseason, I felt like, two years ago, before (the Mavericks) won (the NBA title), in preseason I felt like we had the team,” said Terry, who bears a similar trophy tattoo on his right biceps. “I looked at our roster, looked at the players we had, and I just knew. I had the feeling.

“So this year it’s nothing different. After the conversation I had with KG (Kevin Garnett) after I signed with Boston, I felt something and I knew. I knew with the players we had, the roster that Danny Ainge put together, Doc Rivers guiding us, we’re going to win again.”

Later in the article while discussing Boston’s lone goal, Banner 18, Terry added, “I think we’ve got a good opportunity this year to win again.”

Confidence.

Maybe the Celtics win a title, maybe they don’t. (ANALYSIS!) In Terry, they have someone who should help cure one of their biggest weaknesses: scoring off the bench. The following quote from Terry to ESPN’s Greg Payne reveals what the former Maverick will provide that hasn’t existed in Boston since the Big Three era was born.

“Sixth man, it’s all about energy, effort, and enthusiasm, the three ‘E’s,’ and then, obviously, putting the ball in the hole,” Terry explained. “But, coming in and making an impact or an imprint on a game — every game is different, but there’s always a point in a sixth man’s role where he has to come in and be like, ‘Look, I’ve arrived. I’m here.’ Game-changer. That’s what the sixth man is.”

Look, I’ve arrived. I’m here. The Celtics haven’t yet had someone to consistently provide that presence during the Big Three era. Eddie House sometimes exploded (*closes eyes and blissfully recalls House scoring 31 against Orlando in the 2009 playoffs, after which House said of being slapped by Rafer Alston, “That’s what happens when you start busting somebody’s ass.”*), Good Glen Davis could be awesome and Nate Robinson had rare moments of brilliance. But nobody could do it every night. Terry, since he transitioned to sixth man four years ago, always has.

JET isn’t going to knock on the door when he subs into the game. He’s going to huff, he’s going to puff, and he’s going to blow that mother-bleeper down.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Falcons GM wants to change OT rules after SB loss to Patriots

LaVar Ball reportedly shopping reality TV projects

Report: Cowboys likely to release Romo before OTAs

Stan Van Gundy: Georgetown should go all-out to hire Ewing

Report: Rule banning leaping FG blocks expected to pass

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Top eight takeways from Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas

Tony Romo upset with situation, distancing himself from teammates and coach

Kings owner looking for an executive to place over Vlade Divac

Elway: Broncos plan to 'stay the course' with Siemian, Lynch

Boykin may have violated probation, could face jail time

USF suspends DB indefinitely for role in shooting, arrest

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The 28 craziest ballpark foods for the 2017 season

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

The Rewind: George Mason's improbable run to the Final Four

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Best of Yardbarker: Did Team USA's victory save the World Baseball Classic?

Breaking down the Naismith Award race

Eat, Drink, Watch: Weekends are for upsets

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker