The worrywarts of the media have found a new carcass on which to circle their death spirals.
Now with the emergence of Boston Celtics young hotshot Avery Bradley, the worriers are claiming that the Green Team has a conundrum when Ray Allen returns from his ankle injury.
The pundits blow the horn constantly now that Ray Allen may become the new Wally Pipp. As ancients recall, Pipp sat down with an injury and was replaced by Iron Man Lou Gehrig who never missed a game for a decade-but that was baseball long ago.
AB may sound like a mathematical concept, but he has turned one time performances into a multiplication table. The Celtics cannot take him out while the rainbow is falling on him.
Bradley plays with energy and in youthful contrast to anchor Allen, Avery is all over the floor-shooting and causing grief to the opponents.
Ray Allen may be the most prolific three-point shooter in history, the man with the dagger to the heart in his many games. He has shot more bad guys out of their groove than Wyatt Earp and Pat Garrett.
Alas, with time marching on, Ray Allen may be the new anchor of the second unit.
There is no quandary for the Celtics. The Big Three have continued to play between 30 and 40 minutes every game-and now Doc Rivers may be able to knock them down to 20 minutes until playoff time.
Injuries to Rondo, Allen, or Pierce, are no longer a bell tolling for the Celtics to arrive at the graveyard. No one on the Celtics is John Donne or all-done.
Avery Bradley is the new anchor of the future. We have seen the future with AB and Rondo, and for the Celtics everything will come up roses.
Cue Kermit to sing the "Rainbow Connections" song. Don't ask for whom the bell tolls.