I'm a firm believer in the idea that when you have a Game 7 performance like we witnessed last night, when you lose 3 home games in the ECF and lose that series to an 8 seed, everything that follows is undeniable. The hot takes, the trade demands, the rubbing salt in the wound, all of it. You get what you deserve and if you don't like it, don't lose. It's that simple.
Part of that includes guys like Draymond Green coming from the clouds to take his own shots
Does it matter that Draymond played a role in how fans acted last year? Not really. As soon as the Celts lost this series you knew someone like Draymond was going to weigh in. What, you thought he was going to miss this opportunity? Draymond Green? No chance. It's certainly not the first time we've heard something like this
Not to mention when the Warriors had issues with Celtics fans cussing while there were children around
The larger point is, as fans all we can do is take it on the chin. There's no sense in getting upset about quotes like this or some of the hot takes we're bound to hear over the next few months. This is simply what happens when you fail or underachieve. A perfect example of this is the first 3 games of the ECF. Down 0-3, all we heard was that the team couldn't win because they missed Ime, all the Celtics hated each other etc. Then they won 3 straight and it was crickets. Now they lost a Game 7, so it will ramp back up again.
Until you win, this is going to be the reality. It's how the NBA world works.
Whether it's internet trolls, talking head trolls, whatever. It doesn't really matter. When you blow a Game 7 in your own building and come up short on your home floor for the second year in a row, you have no one to blame but yourselves for everything that comes after. Seems like a pretty easy thing to avoid, and yet the Celts couldn't figure it out. The dancing on graves is just something that comes with it.