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Jason Terry pulls a Mickael Pietrus, guarantee a Celtics championship this season every chance he gets

No big deal. Jason Terry [1] just making the rounds, guaranteeing a Celtics championship this season to anybody who’ll listen. Of course, we heard the same rhetoric from Mickael Pietrus [2] last year.

By now, you’ve probably seen Terry’s new tattoo [3] on his left biceps of the C’s logo. “There’€™s the lucky leprechaun,’€ he told WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton [4] during an interview Thursday at Canton’s Reebok Headquarters that will air Sunday night on Sports Final, “and he’€™s spinning the Larry O’€™Brien trophy, which we will win this year.”

So much for symbolism. While the Heat added aging All-Stars Ray Allen [5] and Rashard Lewis to their 2011-12 NBA title team and the Lakers brought superstars Steve Nash [6] and Dwight Howard [7] into the fold, the Celtics acquired role players like Terry, Courtney Lee [8] and Jason Collins [9] to complement their core of Rajon Rondo [10], Kevin Garnett [11] and Paul Pierce [12]. Still, Terry remains supremely confident in the C’s chances.

‘€œLooking at our roster and what Danny [Ainge] has put together, we have a good team,” he said. “A solid core of veteran guys, two Hall of Famers, one of the best point guards in the league — the best if you ask me in Rajon Rondo — and a good nucleus of young guys that are going to have to play and help us out.’€

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