Jae Crowder Is Super Upset That The Celtics Gave Away Their Secrets During The KD Recruiting Process
“We were the only team in the NBA to beat both (Cleveland and Golden State) on their home court — the only team in the NBA, the Boston Celtics,” Crowder said. “We told him that. We played him clips from both games and told him basically the scouting report of how we guarded Steph (Curry) and Klay (Thompson) — our entire game plan, basically. That’s what made me mad.
“We (expletive) told him everything we do to beat these guys, and we beat them, and he went and joined them… I felt like afterward, I was talking to Isaiah, like maybe after you sit back, you shouldn’t have told him everything, but who the (expletive) thought he was going to Golden State, realistically? It was like a slap in the face for us, basically.”
A lot of people are going to say it's ridiculous that Jae Crowder thinks one of the best players in the world stealing a couple defensive tips en route to joining the team they were created to stop is going to make a difference. Let me ask those people one thing, were they a part of any of the 9 teams that beat the 2015-2016 Golden State Warriors in a single regular season game? Exactly, didn't think so. I don't know about you, but one NBA team finding out another NBA's team's super secret defensive strategy basically compromises our national security. This isn't just about a player exercising his rights in free agency, it's a matter of public safety! The Boston Celtics have just been violated!
I bet Jae Crowder would have spoken up sooner if he knew there was a possibility that Kevin Durant would go elsewhere. If he thought there was even the slightest of chances that KD wasn't going to sign in Boston then he never would have let him take a glance at the highly innovative way in which they guard the pick-and-roll. The prospect of convincing one of the best players in basketball to play for your team simply isn't worth the risk of re-showing the same defensive hand that the Warriors likely saw when they got taken the distance by the Thunder and the Cavaliers. I honestly don't know how the Celtics recover from this. They offered up room and board to someone they thought they could trust and he essentially ransacked the place and made off to Northern California in the middle of the night. Due to the fact that they were obviously living in a fantasy land at the time, they had no reason to believe that was a possibility. Why Kevin Durant? Why did you decide to join the best team in basketball to live and work in sunny, 75 degree whether all year?! Don't you know how pleasant Boston winters can be?