The Boston Celtics tried to make a mockery of the Washington Wizards ahead of a thrilling Game 6 in the 2017 NBA playoffs by wearing all-black attire, then senselessly denied the planned attire after the loss.
The Boston Celtics tried to troll the Washington Wizards ahead of the pivotal Celtics vs. Wizards Game 6 of the 2017 NBA playoffs by showing up at Verizon Center in all black attire. Instead, not only did the Celtics fail to eliminate the Wizards in Game 6, but also tried to deny their planned all black attire during postgame interviews. Sorry Celtics, but the joke is on you.
For reference, the all black attire chronicle first arose in the regular season on Jan 24, when the Wizards arrived at the Verizon Center wearing all black, calling it a funeral game against the Celtics. The planned dress code must only work for the Wizards as they annihilated the Celtics 123-101. Also, remember that the Wizards dressed in all black at their home arena.
Now, fast forward to hours before the Celtics vs. Wizards Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals when the Celtics owned a 3-2 series lead and a chance to eliminate their East rival Wizards. With the chance to end the Wizards 2016-17 season, the Celtics decided to emulate their opponent by showing up in Washington, D.C., not Boston, in all black.
Remember when Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas smirked and giggled at the Wizards wearing all black attire during the regular season? Here’s a cute video of Thomas’ thoughts:
I thought it was cute too after learning the Celtics’ denial after Wall buried them in Game 6.
However, the Celtics planned backfired after the Wizards, with the help of a combined 75 points from John Wall, Bradley Beal and Markieef Morris, beat the Celtics 92-91 to force Game 7.
Below, is the instant reaction from the Wizards’ hero Wall after hitting a game-winning 3-pointer to beat the Celtics:
So, the Celtics planned to show up in all black, failed to close out the series by losing in Game 6, then denied their planned attire with a bunch of hogwash answers when asked about it after the loss.
For example, here’s what Thomas said in his postgame press conference:
If you’re going to copy the other team’s pregame tactics, at least own up to your actions instead of denying it. I like how Thomas said that he was the first one at the gym so he was not aware on the all black attire. Cleary the image above from Sports Illustrated shows Thomas arriving at Verizon Center with D.C. villain Kelly Olynyk right behind him in all black.
Gerald Green, who blasted the Wizards earlier in the series, promising reporters that the Celtics were ‘Gonna beat their a** in Game 4, suddenly became puzzled, pretending that the Celtics all black attire wasn’t planned and rather a coincidence.
Since the repugnant remarks about the Wizards following the Celtics’ Game 3 loss earlier in the NBA playoffs, Green has played a combined 14 minutes including Game 6 where Green didn’t set foot on the court.
Reaction from outside the locker room:
Lastly, the CSN Mid-Atlantic crew discuss the Celtics failed attempt: