Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 9:00 am  |  69 responses

Quentin Richardson’s Private War Against the Celtics Rages on

by Marcel Mutoni

Last year, Q-Rich inexplicably (though, hilariously!) began popping off at the mouth about the Boston Celtics. And of course, despite the verbal bravado, the results for Richardson and the Knicks remained the same: Boston routinely humiliated New York on the court.

This season, Q has a bold new tactic in his never-ending quest to slay the men in white and green.

Since he and everyone else knows that the Knicks have no chance on the basketball floor against the Celtics (even when they’re short-handed), he’d like to settle matters away from the bright lights of NBA arenas. Preferably, in a dark alley somewhere.

From the Boston Globe:

“I think a few of those guys know they can’t just say anything to us,” said Richardson. “I’m just real curious to see what those guys will be saying if we weren’t in a basketball league, and didn’t have referees. I mean it wouldn’t be the same story. I mean they are the world champions and rah-rah-rah, but the tough part I don’t factor.”

“I come from a neighborhood where you can say what you want to say, but ’til you do something, it don’t mean nothing. Some of those guys are happy to get a ring, but you ain’t been in the league long enough to talk to people like that. I don’t have a lot of respect for that. Like I said, I’d be curious to hear what they have to say in a different setting, I’d be very curious to see that.”

It’s painfully evident that Quentin Richardson was born in the wrong century. He should totally have been a cowboy in the Wild West. His spirit is too free, too wild for these placid times.

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  • http://slamonline.com polowdajon


  • http://slamonline.com polowdajon

    maybe he could stop doing that stupid “horn” thing he does everytime his hits a three, and focus on making his team better.

  • k.o.

    It’s disappointing that the first thing I’ve heard about Q-Rich in AGES has more to do with his mouth than his game

  • http://www.twofistedpress.com Pve

    Thank you for keeping it real, Q-rich. Someone needs to have the courage to stand up to KG.

  • the uptempo collapse

    he does have a point though…the C’s have been acting like a-holes lately

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

    I bet he would knock out some of those dudes though.

  • http://twentythreenine.blogspot.com Russ Bengtson

    What a loon. He realizes that they ARE in a basketball league and winning a championship IS “doing something,” right?

  • http://nbaukfan.blogspot.com/ mat smith


  • riggs

    no, he wouldnt. the funny thing about the knicks is their only toughest player is nate robinson, why? because he doesnt talk he just picks u up and slams you. quentin (ill be damned if i call him by his nickname) should stfu, he doesnt dare come through the neighborhoods that i walk through over here in NY so why is he and zach talking about being tough? (sorry for the rant but i seriously hate some of these knicks)

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Although Q has played all right this year, his play ever since he left Nash-town should just make him focus on bball instead of acting all tuff. If he follows his own logic “I come from a neighborhood where you can say what you want to say, but ’til you do something, it don’t mean nothing.” he must be feeling pretty insignificant as a player.

  • Roberto

    I agree with Russ. Plus he’s talking all this smack while averaging 7.25 points a game on 7-32 shooting from the floor over the last 5 games against them (1 DNP) Maybe he is just missing the good ol’ days with the Suns when he was actually considered a good player.

  • http://www.twofistedpress.com Pve84

    Regardless of how ridiculous it may sound, someone needs to stand up to the Celtics, particularly KG. 1 championship has turned that man into an absolute despot, as we’ve all seen in recent games and youtube clips. He needs to be humbled. Smack him in the face and you’ll have my eternal gratitude, Q-rich.

  • the uptempo collapse

    somebody in the league should sign peeler asap

  • FLUD

    Can we call him Q-weef from now on?… Russ got it in one…although there is a certain lack of class to the celts in general.Could be a history thing. Celts have always been mouthy b***ards. Just ask the English.

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    He’s just pissed that they cut his jumpoff, Darius Miles.

  • speedy

    I’m really not a fan of the C’s but that’s pure envy.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    You are married to Brandy dude. Sit down and shut up.

  • Prentice Mcgruder

    Last paragraph killed it! haha..

  • Exile

    Ride on…. Ride on….

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    Pve84: STFU

  • Young Chris MP3

    What’s with the Kevin Garnett hate? Is he the new Shaq around these parts?

  • http://where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    @Pve84: Or you know, someone could just beat them in a basketball game.

  • Trealo G

    Q Rich #23 from chi-town south side GD i c u nigga

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Didn’t Bogut do just that?

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    At least this morning is full of personality.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Q isn’t married to Brandi.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    He’s not? Oops.

  • http://AllAbout-Penis-Enlargement.com Jukai

    You still have a chance TADOne! Quickly, find out where she lives!

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    Damn. Q-Rich is gangsta. I wanna see KG back after his suspension. :D

  • dfrance

    Get with the times TadOne
    Q Rich needs to forget that year the Suns turned him into a 3-point chucker. that completely ruined his game. he used to drive and catch alleys and destroy dudes on the block. get back to that Q and stfu!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Doesn’t make a difference neither one are relevant in their own fields.(Brandi or Q)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Well, since Brandy has been ireelevant since….oh…2002, i’ve lost track.
    And Jukai: I’m not attracted to aliens, sorry.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    Q-Rich is gonna pop off

  • niQ

    why is q-rich talking so much smack? he has the worst shooting % ever.

  • Crook

    PVwhat? You make it sound as if KG is a bully, he has been yelling and screaming since his rookie year and most of his ranting is to himself…Quintin didn’t stand up to anyone, he ran his mouth w/out backup. As far as The Celtics being anal circles..I don’t think so, If you actually watched the games you’d see that teams come after them both verbally and physically. (Everyone goes hard at the champs in every sport..period)Why is it that when people have no game they want to fight?

  • Cizzo

    There’s no place in basketball for that type of mantality or potential behavior, keep it basketball. All this tough guy activity from these so atheletes that believe it or not, younger generations look up off feed of this. To me all around the board this is Urban/Inner city stupidity.

  • gym rat

    “His spirit is too free, too wild for these placid times.”— genius

  • http://www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    “I come from a neighborhood where you can say what you want to say, but ’til you do something, it don’t mean nothing.”

    Well, you’re the one saying what you want to say, Q, and they’re the ones who did something in the Finals.

  • ClydeSays

    Saw that interview on MSG. Hee-larious. I thought he was just trying to distract the reporters from talking about his 3-10 shooting.

    Q & Pierce definitely have a long standing beef. My favorite incident was when QRich was still on the Suns and Pierce hit a long 3 in near the Suns bench in Phoenix and doing Q’s head bumps. D’Antoni lost his isht and demanded the refs call a T on Pierce. Funny.

  • southwestside

    i can see what hes saying, they all talk so much trash, watched last nights game and there was so much trash talk, (the knicks played terribly and i dont really think they get d’antoni’s system, if youve got the look take it not force the look)and leon powe was dominating in the post but on the defensive end he was holding z-bo down on the board and it was persistantly not called, when zach did something about it they were issued a double technical. not a knicks or celtics fan im a cavs man but the celts apart from rondo allen and scalabrine are all too big for their boots, theyll quiet down when the cavs win it all this year

  • Young Chris MP3

    Quentin: “Steph told me that the Celtics need to get caught up in life. They are too focused on the game.”

  • AB_40

    He should totally have been a cowboy in the Wild West. His spirit is too free, too wild for these placid times.

    hahahahahahaha wow. I don’t even see the knicks making the playoffs this season and if they do and get the no.8 vs the celts? there won’t be no atlanta this season gonna be the MSG massacre.

  • witness

    hes talkin about leon powe and probably billy walker. walker is an a-hole. he tries to be too tough. id like to see ron artest smack him around.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Uhhhh, winning a chip is DEFINITELY doing something. I mean, we do have the two top trash-talkers in the L (Pierce and Garnett) but Garnett wasn’t even there. I wonder who he’s talking about. Oh, and witness: Walker wasn’t even active last night. Nice try.

  • vtrobot

    yeah, PP and KG talking sh*t is somethin’ new? They’re the same guys they’ve been the past ten years except the have rings now. Ray would only use proper language while coldly icing games with clutch free throws. i always enjoy sh*t talking more when it’s coming from someone like Eddie who’s doing his part in helping to win a championship. It sounds so much better than when it’s coming from someone like Ruben Patterson while he’s getting torched by Kobe. C’s will keep talking and winning. C’s/Lakers Finals will be good. Knicks/C’s – big first round matchup?

  • Trevor

    Scal came up big for us last night huh moose, even when the video was out on csn and you care hear the scalabrine chants from the crowd it was glorious

  • http://hotmail.com lenjac15

    Urban/ Inner city stupidity huh Cizzo. Don’t you mean black stupidity? You cats kill me with your in the closet, racist remarks. Who’s to say that Q (or anyone else that acts violently about a situation) didn’t grow up in the suburbs or a rural area. There is violence in the suburbs too. But then again you’ll probably blame that on inner city guys visiting the burbs. Also, the word is mentality.

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  • Harlem_World

    hahahahahahahahahaha*pause*hahahahhahahahhahahhaha What a BUM! I come from a neighborhood that makes layups in the clutch you BUM! GTFOH with that bullshucks! Richardson is a BUM. D’Antoni can realize that now or pay later. When he plays the C’s he needs to just bow his head and keep his eyes to the floor. Give the ball to Nate nukka.

  • Bdubbz

    Q Rich is my boy, and Knicks are gonna beat them when they play at the Garden

  • sef22

    should have told the reporter, i don’t have time for this i gota work on my game

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Q is the man.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Cizzo: Okay, so what you’re saying is that athletes shouldn’t be tough. Oh okay, so what sport are you watching? Curling?

  • billymagnum

    @lenjac: since when does inner city mean just black? it can mean poor white trash, hispanic, asian, etc….don’t try that ish on here…q is an idiot…when was the last time his game was relevant, depaul? it appears the knicks are having a ginormous inferiority complex when dealing w/the celtics, maybe they’re haters disguised as a basketball team.

  • Reno

    @Crook : Anal Circles….hahahaha..Im asking for your permission to use that phrase in my weekly report..please man

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    haha..Quentin is crazy weird – how did he start up a feud with Boston anyway…? Why? They basically ignore him as an organisation up there in Beantown.

  • Tommy Vercetti

    Q-Rich just jealous the only ring he will ever get is a wedding ring.

  • Seth

    Quentin is a dumb mofo. Really, he’s tougher because he grew up in rough surroundings. Where does he think about 99 percent of US players grew up in? Does is he think the Celtics players came from picket fence suburbs. The wacked out turd probably thought he was playing the 1980s Celtics.

    And talk about a guy who has no claim to swaggering about winning. He’s been on ONE winning team he’s entire career.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Dacre, it really ain’t big at all. Q would like to think it’s big. But yes, we just ignore him.

  • nastierthanyou

    It just goes to show that ignorace is cage-less cell.

  • Crook

    @Reno: By all means use it if you wish. Until the Knicks get much better and start beating The Celtics there isn’t a rivalry. A rivalry can consists of hard fought (figeratively) games for years if both teams respect/dislike each other (key word RESPECT). Eddie House can talk trash b/c he serves a purpose and has his whole career, Richardson can not b/c he doesn’t and never will serve a purpose in this league. The biggest excuse for being tough (an anal circle) is to say you’re from the hood. There is a difference between being tough and being a man..toughness comes out when needed.

  • Rich

    Let me explain something, Q from the Southside of the Chi. On the tip of the Wild Wild Hundreds. Anyone from the Midwest knows what time it is over there. Q ain’t no punk, so for him to come out like this about them, he knows something we don’t.

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  • f**k New york

    hey idiots tony allen is from chicago too,leon powe is from oakland, and do i really need to say paul pierce is from inglewood so im pretty sure they know what time it is buddy the and o yea your missing what the other fatty zach randolph said too, and that dudes from indiana, so please tell me y is even i mean u know ur a bum when u get shipped out of portland, o yeah and as far as little quentin goes iwas wondering how many times #34 had to blow past him to make him go cry to the reporters o yea Q go lose the baby fat

  • f**k New york

    you obviously need to shut up cause u obviously know nothing about basketball, and o yeah its basketball people kinda talk trash buddy

  • lewis

    I would love to see richardson to meet leon powe in a dark alley. I really don’t think he’d be as tough as he is talking. Just read up on Leon. Furthermore, the league should be suspending him for physically threatening remarks toward another team. Can you imagine in the real world one of your coworkers saying the crap Q said and having no reprocussions? Not just Quinten, a lot of pro athletes need to be treated like men, not coddled and excused for
    being total punks. Just saying……..

  • Nick

    Q-Bitch is popcorn soft. He wants to distract the public from his horrible performances on the court by countinuing to whine off the court.

  • perkisabeast

    The only guy who would be an even fight for bitchardson is Eddie House or Coach Tibedeau

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