NBA Finals 2022 – Boston Celtics fan already has tattoo predicting win over Golden State Warriors

The Boston Celtics are in the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010 and meet the Golden State Warriors. But well before Game 1 on Thursday (9 p.m. ET on ESPN), one fan decided to get a tattoo to celebrate what he believed was only a matter of time: Boston Celtics, world champions from 2022.

A big Celtics fan, Jack Bienvenue, 18, of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, has tattooed a championship banner his team has yet to win. When asked how he decided to get the ink, Bienvenue points to the setback the Celtics had in the second half of the season.

“It was March 21st, exactly to the day. We had a 10 game win streak I think. We were rolling a bit,” Bienvenue told ESPN. “It seemed like we were finally putting the pieces together. We finally put the puzzle together, and I thought it seemed like (a title) was going to happen. That this team would make a historic run to the finals what they have and I just have to finish the job. We have four left to win.

Bienvenue’s friends were shocked by the ink on his left arm.

“Everyone was like, ‘This guy is crazy,'” Bienvenue said. “Of course I thought it was a bit crazy myself. It was definitely a shock to most of my friends.

“It was also kind of a spontaneous idea. I hadn’t even planned the whole thing. I’ve been thinking about doing something for a Boston tattoo. I knew this artist and I wanted to do it, so I just called him and said, “I had a great idea for a tattoo, I’ll be there right after school. So I drove there. It didn’t even take me a bit to get it to convince him to put it in my arm.”

Golden State is the favorite to win the series.

This is only the second time the Warriors and Celtics have met in the NBA Finals. The last time the finals was played was in 1964 when Golden State was called the San Francisco Warriors and was led by Wilt Chamberlain. On the other hand, Boston was led by Bill Russell and won five straight titles. The Celtics won that series 4-1.

Bienvenue, of course, believes the Celtics will win this season, but not so easily.

“I say Celtics in 7 (games). It goes no less than 6 games,” he told ESPN. “It’s going to be a very entertaining series that’s very competitive. Steph Curry wants to keep his legacy alive and Jason Tatum wants to start his legacy. It will be a fight for sure.”

Lucas Cunha contributed to this report.

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