Thursday, November 29th, 2007 at 2:44 pm  |  94 responses

Q-Rich Doesn’t Fear the Celtics

by Marcel Mutoni

The Knicks are on national television tonight (8pm EST, TNT) as they face off against Boston. To most, it should be a cakewalk for the 11-2 Celtics, but not to Quentin Richardson. Again, he’d like for everyone to know that he’s not afraid of the Big 3.

“It’s not that big a deal to us,” Richardson said of facing the 11-2 Celtics. “It’s like the media makes more of The Big Three and all of them. We’re not in awe of them. They ain’t won no championships. They have a good record right now, but that don’t matter. Dallas showed that [last season].”

“They’re not that deep of a team,” Richardson said. “After those three, there’s a significant dropoff.”

Though Richardson does make some good points – he’s right, the C’s aren’t all that deep – him and his teammates are in no position to be carrying themselves with any kind of swagger or braggodocio. Q, did you forget that you’re a Knick?

Coming off a frustrating loss in Cleveland (that ended with some heated words between KG and LeBron), and with a national audience tuning in, anything less than 20-point beatdown of the Knicks should be considered a failure.

  • Add a Comment
  • Share
  • RSS

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Follow-up headline: Celtics Not Sure They Know Who Q-Rich Is.

  • Jared

    Is there such a thing as a trap game in the NBA?

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    As much as a fantasy as it is, I’d like to see the Knicks put an ass-whipping on them.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Tomorrow night they come to Miami. You can bet your ass the Celtics won’t be getting out of the MIA with a win.

  • JohnnyRebel

    Q rich is still on the knicks? I thought he was in the d-league.

  • Pic

    i second that, eboy.
    shaq will get his 20-10.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    I already bet my Sidekick last time eboy and you lost.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    Someone should let the Heat know that apparently Eboy is betting on every game this season to motivate them.

  • Dan

    Eboy, you are hilarious!

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Dan, you seem to forget, I’ve been through college. You’re still in the learning process. I’m wisdom personified. You are still trying to grasp the totality of my greatness.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    dy, not every game (myself and my family would be living under my Air Jordan’s empty boxes on the streets) just the ones that they’ll be motivated for. They almost took the Celtics in their house a week ago in Wade’s second game back. At home, with Wade and the team playing much better, it won’t be as much as a stretch.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    The only 2 teams to have beaten the Celtics so far are Orlando and the Cavs, which both have “transcendent” athletes of our era (Howard & Bron). Miami has Wade. NY has… Z-Bo? Nate?

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    The Knicks are seriously becoming basketball’s version of Jerry Springer, or a bunch of WWE characters. They’ve got the lame trash talk routines down pat. They’ve got the fat-ass 7-foot monstrosities. They’ve got an annoying little high flying chihuahua dude (Nate). Watching & reading about them has almost become a perverse pleasure, whether you’re inexplicably rooting for them or hoping that the other team beats the stuffing out of them (like the “heels” the resemble).

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Point out where Q is wrong, please. He’s easily one of my three favorite Knicks (along with Jamal Crawford and David Lee). That said, Celtics by 25 tonight.

  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    does that make zeke vince mcmahon?

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Damn I hate Jamal Crawford.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Shia, why the Crawford hate?

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    I think Q shoulda waited till the postgame press conference to say this, after the Knicks win / go down fighting in an inspirational effort. Woulda sounded a lot cooler, ‘cuz it just sounds like silly trash talk right now.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    To me he’s John Starks without the heart.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    You know what’s perplexing about the Knicks? Individually, a lot of the players seem pretty likeable guys and are good players. Lee, Crawford, Q, Z-Bo, Renaldo are guys you’d want on any NBA team. How the Knicks as a group collectively suck so much can only boil down to Isiah’s pure ineptitude as a coach. What puzzles me is how many of the players have a strange, unexplainable loyalty to him…

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    You’d want Z-Bo on any NBA team? Really? Tell that to the Blazers.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Well, they dumped him because they got a guy Greg Oden… who doesn’t really show up too often.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Haha, on second thought maybe not Z-Bo.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    Greg Oden doesn’t show up too often…

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Shia, feel like bombing your boy Capt. America? Head over to the Sean Taylor thread.

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Im sure Vincent will appreciate that…

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Uhh I mean a player like GO is really rare? From what we’ve seen of KD though, I think GO going first may have been warranted.

  • http://whitehoteboysworld.blogspot.com white hot eboy

    Myles, that’s true, but Bryan won’t stick around long. His ADD will kick in in moments.

  • Magic

    While I agree that Q-Rich probably should have just not said anything, when questioned, what is he supposed to say? “Yeah the Celtics are amazing and were probably gonna get our asses kicked.”
    As an athlete and a competitor you have to believe that you can compete with anybody.

  • sdfigits

    But you don’t have to say that to the media

  • Magic

    yeah I agree.
    im jus sayin he shouldnt be bashed for trying to maintan a competitive edge

  • deestarbuckz

    Only thing I remember QRich for is head knocks and an ill Jordan P.E. collection.

  • Jay Bee

    Knicks by 14. I laugh at you sheep. The Knicks are the perfect team to beat the Celts. Lack of depth at center and pf will prove costly once KG gets in foul trouble trying to help Perkins cover Curry. Balkman goes nuts with 3 steals and 9 boards and Tanzanian defense on Pierce and Allen. Cognitive dissonance will come over the sheep like a fog and make them wonder why do they really hate the Knicks. Four legs goooood, two legs betttttter. You have been manipulated, bamboozled, hoodwinked. You who call yourselves Knick fans and those who just read for the sick pleasure have let irritated sports writers trick you into rooting against the Knicks and making you think that it was your idea in the first place. Drink Coca-Cola, Drink Coca-Cola, Ice Cold Coca-Cola. Are you thirsty yet? The sooner that you start to notice the deception, the sooner you realize that there is an Ellsworth Toohey quality conspiracy going on here and it is dependent on your going along with it. Free yourself from it and open your mind to the fact that IT is not the devil. ABS was not sexually harassed and any reasonable man would know this. Not that ugly women don’t get harassed, but fat ugly women…it’s kindova stretch don’tcha think? IT as a GM is actually pretty doggone good. And if Bird were black, he’d be fired by now. The discomfort you’re feeling right now is cognitive dissonance. In case you were wondering what that meant. Or in your language Baaaaaaaaa baaa aaaaaa.

  • MoYooBuIuGuuPvEvNvIvS

    anyone remember when q played for phoenix? me neither.

  • http://yahoo.com The infamous DP

    Ha Q-Rich more like Q-broke. this cat hasn’t done anything since he was in PHX and most of his play was off Nasty Nash’s play. this guy really makes me laugh. play wit it.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Q Rich is still a beast at times, given all the injuries he’s gone through. Dude’s 6-4 (maybe), he can hit the three, he’s easily the best rebounder on the team behind Randolph and Lee, and his calves are bigger than my head. I forget DP, what NBA team do you play for again?

  • Magic

    Q Rich is also the best defender on the Knicks, and one of the more underrated perimeter defenders in the league…im with Russ…when he’s healthy, he balls…

  • http://yahoo.com The infamous DP

    Russ, don’t you know? I am not a player, I am a hell of a water boy. better ask about me and they will tell you no one does it better. Plus, I just got an e-mail from Isiah saying that he wants me to come down to the game tonight and suit up for the Knicks. Jus look for the guy wit the number 0 and waterboy on the back of the jersey. play wit it.

  • Big Bad Wolf

    I support what Q-Richardson said. The Knicks really need to get their acts together and make important decisions at the right time.

  • Ken

    The Celts are up 40 with 3 minutes left in the third. Q should have been afraid.

  • http://yahoo.com The infamous DP

    I think I could have done a better job than Q tonight. and I thought he played so good when he was healthy. I also heard he was their best defender but I just looked at the score so that theory is out of the window. ha I laugh at Q-broke. play wit it.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    Jeeeeeeez this is just disgusting and it is making me sad for the knicks. what a DISASTER.

  • http://www.myspace.com/2536545 Bryan

    I wanna hide my f*cking face and change my Knicks layout on myspace.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yungjames187 J-Smoove

    hahahaha 104-59

    if this game was at the GARDEN isiah probably woulda had mardy collins do a flagrant foul on Big Baby or sum’n

  • patrick

    the saga lives on.. can chris mullin turn the ship around?

  • http://www.myspace.com/yungjames187 J-Smoove

    Q-rich im sorry but dang man keep your mouth shut

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson


  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I was totally waiting for Nate to pop Eddie House.

  • http://slamonline.com Holly MacKenzie

    I just wrote about this in my recap’s for tomorrow. they’ve gotta do something. the knicks are just waiting to explode. They’ve already imploded and there isn’t anything else left. I thought House was gonna get socked in the jaw after that foul.

  • Shroomy

    After that whoopin tonight Q probably should fear em now

  • Kymicfly

    How about a 104-59 beatdown?

  • http://www.snarkfanity.com snarkfanity

    Anyone who thinks the Celtics aren’t a deep team hasn’t been watching them play. The bench has more than handled their own business. Tonight’s game was ridiculous though. The Celtics are better, but they aren’t that much better. It just seems like the Knicks have had their spirit broken.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Or after he took (and made) a three in the fourth quarter up 46. I love it.

  • ericmontross

    I love seeing this happen to the Knicks. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of headcases.

  • BuckshotLefunkstiggity

    Q is afraid of the eye doctor he’s going to see in the morning after Pierce shot his pupils out in the 3rd quarter.

  • John E. Sanford

    Damn that was an ass-whipping!!!!! Q did bring up some valid points though, but the counterpoint to his comments would be, you ain’t gotta be scared to get your ass whipped. Tonight’s game = case in point.

  • http://slamonline.com Simone Lawy

    104-59 … … how bout that Q-Rich???

  • dpak

    he should

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And the Knicks play at home tomorrow against the Bucks. God help them if they fall behind in the first quarter.

  • mike

    rich played broke tonight….hahaha fear the big 3 from now on Q…doc rivers put your quotes on the board man!! you pissed them off…lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/yungjames187 J-Smoove

    lol yeah it gonna be raining boos

    good save by nate make the buzzer beater at the end of the game though

  • http://www.myspace.com/yungjames187 J-Smoove

    because the knicks woulda had a record low point total if didnt hit that lol

  • Dark

    and nobody on the knicks woulda had double figures

  • http://www.myspace.com/impulseshopper_acquirente its just alex


  • gdongdon

    I would realllly pay to see the Knicks get shutout in the first quarter tmr against the Bucks… then again, that could very likely happen on its own

  • http://www.clutchfans.net h-town nick

    Golden State tonight–59 first half points. The Knicks tonight–59 total points, one heaping helping of crow for q-rich.

  • http://www.lkz.ch/basket Darksaber

    Oh Quentin, the days of you making such declarations are long over. What a drubbing you received, total stinker.

  • dma

    i think the Knicks should try to trade for Diana Taurasi and Candice Parker. Now.

  • Andrew

    how many knicks fan are left now?

  • rya

    eboy.. dey got close coz of doc.. he left Perk out and made bad decisions.. before that they wer miles ahead..

    look at new york

  • FLUD

    A HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA…..Man. HAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA (sorry to any true Knicks heads, but man….) HA HA HA HA wwooooo.

  • malanacream

    after yesterday he should.

  • Timmyd

    He does have some points, but WOW did the CELTICS serve the KNICKS a giant glass of SHUT THE HELL UP! LOL!! You can always tell when a team doesn’t have chemistry and that there are problems…because they get BLOWN OUT like that!! I mean if a team losses by 20 or 30, okay fine… that happens every now and then, even to the best of them….but 5-0 POINTS!!! That doesn’t make no d@mn sence, my NIECE could have played better against the CELTICS then them… and she’s 4 yrs. old! That FRANCHISE has a serious problem… they should have just kept Coach LARRY BROWN and let him fight through the STORM, but instead they gave those PLAYERS the POWER and got rid of him, now look at them….all sitting on the BENCH with their face CRACKED on NATIONAL T.V… On the other hand, I wish the CELTICS the best of luck, K.G is one of my favorite players… but I wish people will stop jumping on the BANDWAGON and leave it alone now. This team just got together, people tend to forget about DETROIT and SAN ANTONIO (the two most consistent teams over the last 5 yrs) they may not be as exciting to watch, but they get the job done when it counts, and the CELTICS have to go through BOTH of them (which i’m not so sure they can do). The CELTICS haven’t even met the MAVS or the SUNS or the JAZZ (they beat a TIRED DENVER team coming off a back-to-back, so I don’t even count that game). My point is they STILL have to meet the WEST, which is far more SUPIRIOR. Even LEBRON sent a message the other night with the CAVS win saying “Hey, we are STILL the defending EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPS”, although i’m not so sure how far LEBRON can continue to go alone. The CELTICS may be able to do all that in the EAST, but I still don’t know about the WEST. I hope for they’re sake they can win something withing the next few years, because then all the BAND-WAGONERS are going to jump off the BANDWAGON and talk CRAZY about them. Either way it is going to be entertaining, because these days some sports fans (and the MEDIA) flip-flop more then a FISH OUT OF WATER.

  • Bishop1405

    Man if that is not a lesson on when to keep your gangsta comments to yourself, I dont know what else is.

    Be hard on the inside Q, on the inside!

  • http://www.nba.com/ Keith

    The Knicks are bad.

  • http://slamonline.com/online/2007/10/game-notes-boston-and-minnesota-at-london/ Keith

    And Boston is good.

  • Jmac

    hey uhh eboy and jaybee. wutsup? stop cryin cuz the celtics and all of boston sports are better than ur teams, maybe u freaks shud move to boston and jump on the banwagon. PEACE

  • H


  • http://slamonline.com ML

    Jay Bee:
    I just printed out your comments cuz I ran out of TP! Cognitive Dissonance? How about Cognitive incompetence? LMAO ( A mind is a terrible thing to waste)

  • James

    80-37 at one point

  • James

    Wheres Jay Bee and his sheep theory gone now eh?

  • Chris

    In order to avoid embrassing situations like this one, Q Rich should never open his fat mouth again.

  • Jess


  • http://www.myspace.com/davidtheterrible IHateLennyKravitz

    Q-Rich? He still plays? Who knew? I have never enjoyed watching the nix lose like they did last night to the Celtics. It was beautiful, except for Nate ‘Little Bitch’ Robinson getting lucky and helping the nix avoid their franchise-low point total.

    If I was a nix fan, I would pay someone to off James Dolan. He’s the root of the problem. As long as he’s the owner, the nix will suck balls.

  • http://www.myspace.com/davidtheterrible IHateLennyKravitz

    The Celts are one KG injury away from being back in the lottery. None of these Boston teams would be where they’re at right now if it wasn’t for stupid Minnesota teams getting rid of good players (KG, David Ortiz, Randy Moss).

  • http://tostateofmind.blogspot.com Hoop Dreamz

    LOL @ Q-Rich

  • http://fkjs.com Jukai


  • http://zion1rootsyahoo.com miles luke

    Boston won by how much? 40 or 50?

  • Todd

    Hey how’d that work out for Richardson? And then again for the Heat?

    “You can bet your ass the Celtics won’t be getting out of the MIA with a win.” – Attention! We have a comedian in the house. Very funny.

    And guess how many 20-10′s Shaq has this year? 2! Or 2 less than the number of Heat wins. Enough said.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQdzNG9hBCs The Latvian

    It was like watching someone play NBA Live on easy….

  • QQ

    It’s ok to be motivated by a rival’s comments, but this is freaking murder, man.

  • Todd D.

    I guess airballs speak louder than words, right Q. And if they said anything after missing the rim entirely they it was “Q IS SHOOK”.

  • George from western Ma,

    I have seen people like Q-Rich,people who talk nothing but trash against the NBA champs what a big laugh.I can smell two things coming from Q-Rich,direction 1 is fear and 2 is jealousy,Go Celtics

  • Pingback: SLAM ONLINE | » Game Notes: Celtics at Knicks