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The Author of this post is Velma Baird

The NBA Basketball season is on the horizon, and the best way to gear up for it is with the preseason. Personally, I like to check out all the games on my cable tv, but in particular I like to catch up on my favorite team, The Boston Celtics. The Celtics are a team in transition, as it tries to accommodate three aging stars as it gives the reins to an exciting new point guard, Rajon Rondo. Rondo is a precocious fellow who at first had an icy relationship with the veterans, as they saw him as stepping on their toes, but now there seems to be mutual admiration and respect, culminating with a near championship last season.

The championship was deprived from them by a man named Ron Artest, who joined with Lakers as a mercenary last season. It is interesting to note that these two storied rivals are each going through similar transitions, as Artest gradually becomes the closer in place of an aging Kobe Bryant. While Bryant could not throw a rock in the ocean in the critical game 7, Artest was knocking down threes, posting up, rebounding, and putting back layups, all while covering the Celtics' premier scorer, Paul Pierce. While Bryant was given the series MVP out of sentimentality and laziness, Artest was the true catalyst, and the players the Celtics fear.

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