It was mere minutes into last season that new Celtic Gordon Hayward, the man destined to bring the team to an NBA Finals appearance, tragically fractured his leg, ruling him out for the remainder of the year.
This minute-long snippet of step-backs and faders should definitely excite the Celtics faithful.
The thought of a healthy duo of Kyrie Irving and Hayward, along with an already-stacked C's roster, should have other organizations in the East trembling in fear.
Gordon Hayward: “I feel like we’re in like a time warp to about a year ago. The team went back to the Eastern Conference Finals. I’m joining the team. I get a chance to play with Kyrie Irving and the young talent. I’m still just as excited." #Celtics https://t.co/zQGgcsuReU— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) July 20, 2018
In an Eastern Conference that no longer boasts LeBron James, this Celtics team has a serious chance to push for its first Finals appearance since 2010, with the only major competition most likely coming from the new-look Raptors and the young 76ers.
Nonetheless, seeing Gordon Hayward back on the court, doing what he loves to do is great for not only Boston, but the NBA.