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Are Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown "too nice"?

 "(Jaylen) Brown and (Jayson) Tatum are great players, but they are nice guys. I never met a great player  that was really, really a nice guy". --- Charles Barkley


That is what Sir Charles had to say about a Celtics team that had been destroyed (114-105) by a Lebron-less, Brow-less Lakers crew. Is it true?

"You can't tweak your little finger without your brain initiating the action." --- Tom Lane

This is not simply part of a bad stretch for Boston. Their minds are not into the regular season, and they are once again bored with the 82 games that lead to the post-season.

The "toughness" and "defense" Barkley mentioned as requirements for Titles were sorely missing in last night's contest. Do any long-time Celtics fans think that Auerbach and Russell - or Heinsohn and Cowens - or KC Jones and Bird - or Ainge and Garnett - would allow that to happen.

I REPEAT! This is not a "bad stretch" or a "bad day at the office". It is lack of mental toughness that allows a top record in the regular season - but quickly reveals itself in the sweat and turmoil of the playoffs.

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