It’s that time of year when people make their choices about which teams they will follow around the league besides their usual rooting interest, and while most of you reading this will already be watching the Boston Celtics, it may surprise to hear that renowned ESPN analyst Zach Lowe has ranked the Celtics squarely in the middle of the pack in his annual League Pass rankings.
Don’t take it too seriously, however — Lowe himself says they are “our dumbest NBA preseason tradition,” after all — they are merely the ESPN analyst’s subjective perspective on what he calls their “watchability scores, derived from an ancient formula Bill Simmons claims appeared before him when he ingested too many TB12 supplements.”
It is comprised of how much people care about a team, the star power, style of play, other minutiae, and potential for unintended comedy, according to Lowe.
The trio’s rankings seem about right. https://t.co/XRZfzPYs4D
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) October 14, 2021