December 15th, 2010. “Pierce, driving on Stoudemire . . . the jumper . . . yes!! With four tenths of a second left.” If you’re a Boston Celtics fan who’s been around long enough, you know what happened next. Nate Robinson annihilated Pierce, Amar’e Stoudemire almost broke the collective heart of Celtics fans worldwide, and then instant reply saved the day just in time for Paul Pierce to rub in his dagger by bowing at the Madison Square Garden. It was delicious.
It was at this exact moment that the game of basketball truly captured my heart. I still remember exactly where I was when it happened. I remember desperately searching “Celtics” on my DirecTV guide to record all upcoming games thereafter. I went and actually bought the game on iTunes. It was a massive turning point in my life.
My interest in the Boston Celtics actually started in Game 3 of the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals. “Rondo takes it away . . . spins . . . puts it up- BANKS IT IN. RAJON RONDO PUTTING ON A SHOW.” That was the moment that piqued my interest, and I followed the team for the rest of their failed title run culminating in a heartbreaking fourth quarter of Game 7 in Los Angeles. It was that moment in New York, though, that truly hooked me. From that point forward, my love for not only the Celtics, but basketball in general, grew exponentially.
In September of 2012, I began writing about basketball for the Streets of the Association team, and I still work for the same crew under the name of the HoopsInquirer (or HoopsInq).
This page has been a long-winded introduction to the main point which is that I wanted a space to collect all of my work and also produce some original (perhaps non-basketball) pieces. I have no intention of hiding my millennial-ness, so if that’s your cup of tea, and you’re still reading this, then please check back often!
I intend to cover my love of basketball, One Piece, and the most important people in my life among other things through blog posts, and links to my collected pieces for HoopsInq will be compiled onto a page that’ll probably have a millennial-y title.
Thanks, I guess, for sticking around this far. Enjoy!