Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  17 responses

Danny Ainge Regrets Towel ‘Incident’; Fined

Ainge tells the press that what he did in Game 1 of the Cavs/Celtics series was “unprofessional.” He forgot to add that it was also hilarious. From the Boston Herald: “What I’m most regretful about is that our team is playing well, and people are talking about a towel being thrown,’ said the Celtics president of basketball operations. ‘I shouldn’t draw attention away from our team like that. It was unprofessional. It’s not something I’ll lose a lot of sleep over, but it’s something I regret.’ But the moment was good for several laughs on the team. ‘I just heard it this morning from (Ainge),’’ said Paul Pierce. “He’s just a fan of the game.’ Said Doc Rivers: “I didn’t know about it. I was up in my dungeon doing my work and my cell phone was going off and off. So when I saw it I got a good laugh. He was going back to his playing days.’’’

UPDATE: Danny received a $25,000 slap on the wrist from NBA HQ today for his behavior.

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  • BostonBaller

    Ainge has always been an intense competitor. It never leaves you. lol

  • JoeMaMa

    Ainge loves his towels; everyone knows that. Just ask Big Shot Bob.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Good thing Tree Rollins wasn’t around.

  • http://www.sovainmag.com Sovain

    Ainge doesn’t regret is action. He doesn’t care. If it was in Boston it wouldn’t be an issue.

  • Sparker

    ainge was a nasty piece of work when he played, and i always appreciated that about him. the man wants to win, and he never let being nice get in the way of that

  • kwame

    this shit is not a big deal…its a freakin towel…its not like he through somethin on the court

  • BostonBaller

    Ainge was never a dirty player but he was scrappy as heck and didn’t back down.

  • UnRel

    maybe he saw Robert Horry in the crowd..

  • ripslam

    kwame: Well, some random guy DID chuck a beer bottle on the court that game.

  • vtrobot

    Danny’s not sweating it as they just saved $2 mil by benching Nate for a bit. F*cking stupid NBA. Don’t fine people when they don’t break any rules. NBA: where creating a police state atmosphere happens. Do they think that ALL GMs are going to start doing this now? Are they trying to “send a message” to put a stop to this potential problem before it becomes widespread? Are the other GMs just itching to look like as much of a dipsh*t as Danny did? F*ck you, David. F*ck you, Stu. Worry about the poor refereeing. That should be your #1 (and #2 and #3) focus. Don’t worry about this nonsense.

  • Zarfan

    He regrets being fined, not throwing the towel.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton
  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Co-sign Zarfan. lmao.

  • chintao

    Danny Ainge: never a class act.

  • http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/nursetpd/TSB/Danny_Ainge_Shamwow.gif ENDS

    Not an issue. Tonight Zaza waved a towel at Raw Lew in the corner when he was wide open for a three, where’s the fine there. these things happen

  • http://dsfjklf.com Jukai

    SLAMONLINE: Where A(nton)mazing happens

  • ClydeSays

    He’s one nasty Mormon.