Celtics vs Heat: Kemba Walker admits to playing terribly, fans chip in with advice, 'get pissed and motivated'

'I’m just playing terrible, to be honest, he told post-game. Not much I can say but I have to be better,' Walker said


                            Celtics vs Heat: Kemba Walker admits to playing terribly, fans chip in with advice, 'get pissed and motivated'
Kemba Walker (Getty Images)

The Miami Heat took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday, September 15, against the Boston Celtics. Heat edged out the opposition 117-114  in overtime after a clutch play from Jimmy Butler and a staggering, game-winning block by Bam Adebayo that saw them go 1-0. If the win and the gameplay were one of the most discussed points on Twitter, the Celtics point guard, Kemba Walker's brutally honest confession about his dip in form and average gameplay garnered attention.

"I’m just playing terrible, to be honest, he told post-game. Not much I can say but I have to be better. I have to do better for this team on both ends of the floor, have to make better decisions, just have to make shots overall." This saw a barrage of messages on social media with fans weighing in on the PG's thoughts with some chipping in with advice as well. "@KembaWalker kemba get to your spot inside of the key and drill 2s to get into a rhythm first. Getting you in rhythm is dangerous...lets go Cs. They need you," read one of the tweets. And some more advice: "@KembaWalker mentally u seem a little f**** up. Acknowledge the emotion, think about the thoughts and connect them. Practice meta-cognition and Ull make the league ur b***h. From one god to another."



 

 

 



 

 

Kemba's confession was met with harsh criticism while some hoped this would mark the return of the immensely skilled point guard. "Not necessary. He is aware. Not helpful to kick people when they are down! #KembaWalker you will do great the next game. Celtics fans got you! #BleedGreen," one of the fans tweeted.

There was massive respect for his earnest introspection as most of the fans said, "Do better Kemba, you can" which was a common tweet doing the rounds. "If the @celtics win a title this year Kemba Walker will be the most sincere athlete to ever win a chip #NBAPlayoffs" read one of the comments.



 

 



 

 

It was Jayson Tatum for the Celtics as he racked up 30 points and found able assistance in Marcus Smart with 26 points. Kemba shot 6-for-19 and Miami's plan of not letting him settle into a rhythm by trapping and switching him worked in their favor. A restricted Kemba could only watch as the Heat took the win in the end. It has been a rather forgettable last five games for Kemba. He has shot 14.7 percent from deep. Starting from Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, he has shot 1-for-6, 1-for-6, 1-for-6, 1-for-7, and 1-for-9 from three.

Coming back to the advice. "@KembaWalker call someone you love, talk to them, and get all your happy feelings out. Then look in the mirror & get pissed you are a max player who has let your team down these past 3 games. Get pissed & let that motivate you, cuz your Happy Feet bullshit ain’t working #Celtics," a fan wrote.



 

 

What are your thoughts on Kemba Walker's confession? Will he fare better in Game 2 on Thursday, September 17? 

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