If this wasn't the best possible news to wake up to today then I don't know what is. I think we all knew Kemba was getting close, but it's still wild to see him actually be active. I think when we all first heard about his stem cell injection and the return to action plan, we were sort of preparing ourselves for this to be a situation where Kemba really comes back in like March or some shit. The Celts just cannot be trusted when they talk about injuries. Take one look at their past and things are always way worse than what they want you to believe.
But we don't have to worry. Kemba is officially back. He's going to play basketball as a healthy point guard for the first time since the Sixers series. You know, the one the Celts swept. The current first seed in the East and owner of the longest active winning streak in the NBA is getting an All NBA/All Star player back into the mix.
My expectations aren't really that high in terms of his production, this is more going to be about the eye test. How does his quickness look? Is he able to explode past his primary defender and get to the rim with ease? How is the lift on his jumper and is that knee impacting him at all? How's his lateral quickness going to look? These are all things that are way more important today than whatever his final line is. If he's the same old Kemba and it's like 23/6 then great. But at this stage I care more about just how he looks after not playing for so long. Then the big question becomes how does he look after he recovers. The production shit will be there, this is more about seeing what type of Kemba we're going to get.
I'm excited, you're excited, the haters are sick, it's a great day. In case you forgot what might be in store for us, here's a quick reminder