Dan does his best Debbie Downer impression after a big win with a look at the struggles of Ray Allen.
I think it happened like this. With a late start Dan needed/wanted to have most of his column written so he chose a general topic from over the course of the playoffs. And Allen's troubles worked perfect for Dan's needs. If Allen has an off night, then no trouble. If Allen goes off, he re-writes the article as Allen overcoming his struggles to help the Celtics. The quotations from Monday, the Rip Hamilton angle all work regardless of the outcome. You got to be pretty smart to be a lazy as Dan.