Of bleary eyes, and bleeding green

Despite late starts, WMS students don’t tire of following NBA Finals

CHRISTINA M., Watertown Splash staff

Watertown Splash Op/Ed

As you may know, the Boston Celtics are in the middle of a fabulous series in the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. The seven-game series is tied two games apiece with Game 5 to be played Sunday night, June 13, at 8 p.m.

Now you may think that this has nothing to do with the Watertown Middle School, but, in fact , it does.

Most of the kids here at WMS are Celtics fans and stay up late to watch the games. Not the best thing when you have school the next day at 7:30 a.m., but who would not want to watch the Big Three take on Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, and Derek Fisher?

Owen Conneely , one of the Spanish teachers at WMS, told the Watertown Splash about the Washington trip two years ago when the Celtics were in the NBA Finals against the Los Angles Lakers. Conneely said that the students and teachers from WMS were all on a boat river tour and everyone rushed back to the hotel to try to catch the game. Nobody wanted to miss it.

This year’s eighth-graders came back from Washington, so they can watch Game 5, which will be in Boston, and Game 6 Tuesday from Los Angeles (and starts at 9 p.m.).

So, in the end, the Celtics do have a big impact on WMS, whether it’s at school or in Washington, D.C.

–June 12, 2010–