As the Celtics head to Cleveland with a 2-0 lead over LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, we would like to reflect on a prediction in this space on Oct. 19, 2017.
As national commentators were writing off the Celtics after the opening-day injury to Gordon Hayward, The Lincoln County News editorial read as follows:
“We have great confidence in coach Brad Stevens and in the ability of youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum to step up in Hayward’s absence.
“This year’s team – even without Hayward – has the potential to be better than last year’s.”
There you have it, folks! The Lincoln County News: now with prophetic commentary on Boston Sports!