Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  62 responses

Eddie House: ‘Middle Fingers to All the Haters’

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

The sad (and motivating) reality for the Miami Heat and their bandwagon is that most of the basketball-watching universe will be rooting for them to fail next season. That’s what great teams must endure — the so-called “haters”.

For newcomer Eddie House, this isn’t a very big problem. He’s got a hilarious answer to anyone standing in the way of his team’s hopes and dreams.

Actually, it’s two answers, from his strategically-positioned digits.

The Palm Beach Post reports:

“I think, you know what, honestly, I don’t give a (expletive) about nobody else on the outside,” House said. “It doesn’t matter about anybody out there. I don’t care what their expectations are. We have our expectations and our goals. We are going to achieve them. That’s the bottom line.”

His contention is that the critics have nothing else to discuss and, since “negativity sells,” and “no drama’s no fun,” they’re trying to create some. He calls it “messed up” that the stars are being criticized for taking less money to play together.

“So, at the end of the day, middle fingers to all the haters,” House said.

Well, then.

I just hope the Miami Heat elects to make that statement from Eddie House its official slogan for the upcoming season. It’s certainly catchier than LeBron’s “team John Dillinger.”

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  • The Philosopher


  • chris

    House is overrated, he isnt that good, he should feel lucky he is on a team where he gets to make these little comments and they’re relevant.

  • smooth

    haha love it

  • JR

    Dear Eddie House,

    Nobody cares what you think.

    That is all.

  • Fat Lever

    And Rafer Alston says, “Open faced palm to the back of your busted @$$ dome”

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos


  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    should have specified; co-sign JR.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Doesn’t Eddie have a ring? His opinion matters a teeny bit. I wish I could use emoticon fingers to respond to most of the haters here too.

  • Cizzo

    I hate Eddie House somebody inform him of where he need to stick that middle finger…..

  • RobbieJay

    the nba is plotting a techical for him as we comment on this…

  • vtrobot

    @ E: You’ll love having Eddie there. I think he’ll do well like he did when he was here in Boston. Despite his shortcomings, he’s definitely someone who can break a game wide open when he gets going. Quickest shot in the L. Seems like someone who thrives off the hate so he’ll have that going for him. eight days.

  • T-Money

    LeBron can’t say it like House because he has products to move but welcoming him to “Team John Dillinger” was really an euphemism for “middle fingers to tall all the haters”.

  • T-Money

    Not sure if Eddie is in the rotation. Right now, the first 3 guys off the bench are Mike Miller, UD and Z. The 9th-man spot will be rotating between Arroyo, James Jones and Eddie House… I think James Jones has the edge right now because of size, in absolute terms Arroyo is the best of all 3 but you don’t need a playmaker at the 1 with this team.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    lol @ robbiejay

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    T-Money, he’ll get minutes. Plenty of them. He’ll be more valuable in the playoffs when teams try to collapse on Wade on Bron’s drives. Miller, Jones and House will be shooting bee-bee’s without much D in their faces.

  • Nick the Quick

    Will Eddie House have his little boy running around the bench and onto the court at every time out like in Boston. He must have picked up some decent vocabulary being around KG for so long.

  • http://Slamonline.com ENDS

    So E-Boy a Ring warents respect all of a sudden? Darco has a ring and i dont give a damn what he thinks

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I typed “a teeny bit”. Dude has contributed to a proven winner and made winning plays in huge moments. Darko did nothing of the sort. Your comparison is dopey. Wade, Lebron and Bosh to a lesser extent won’t make this type of statement to the press. A 3rd tier guy like House will. Unless he’s wrong (which he’s not)he’s able to say this without anyone saying it’s not true. You can say he has no place saying it, but he’s not wrong.

  • riggs

    @vtrobot: second quickest shot, remember ray helped him a lot when he was in boston on improving his shot and his feet placement.

  • T-Money

    E: So he’s your 9th-man? I just can’t see Spo playing more than 9 guys and I thought James Jones played fairly well in the preseason and he can defend a bit. I’m worried about Arroyo messing up chemistry if he doesn’t get minutes though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Spo is going to roll 10 throughout the season. He will to try and reduce minutes and by association, the Heat should have enough blowout wins against lesser teams that these dudes will be used to regular minutes.

  • T-Money

    Fair enough. It’s kinda crazy that there’s only 2 options with Carlos: either you start him, or you don’t play him at all. He did look good in the 1st preseason game though but Wade didn’t play much. I just think he’s completely useless off the ball.

  • Ben Flook

    Gotta agree with Eboy he has a ring and played big minutes in the Finals specifically the huge come back game at Staples.

  • Robb

    Feeling brave Eddie??

  • http://slamonline.com bash

    E-boy: Adam Morrison has a ring (two of them), would you say his opinion matters on, well, anything?

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    You tell’m Errrr… Uhhh… Eddie House.

  • JoeMaMa

    I think this is a good forum to decide once and for all what a ‘hater’ is. I’ve tried on past posts. Because people can not like the Heat because of the way they’ve conducted themselves over the summer, I think, without being called ‘haters’. And then there are those that just don’t like talent for whatever reason…that’s a hater. Love to see some points of view. That way we can easily identify haters on this site using an easy and accepted definition!

  • vtrobot

    If anyone else is going to pick someone else who has a ring and ask if we should listen to their opinion since you don’t think you should listen to Eddie’s, pick someone who played a similar amount of minutes during that championship season. Hopefully the person also played a pretty big role off the bench and clearly helped their team win at least several games that season. @ riggs: I don’t know, man. There are so many times when Eddie has the ball in his hands for such a short amount of time. Seems like he’s already elevating before he even catches the pass (because you know he’s not creating his own shot). @ JoeMaMa: Thanks for bringing up the issue. Respect. Peace.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    cosign JoeMaMa, there’s a difference. I hate the Heat (although I like Eddie House)–not because they have a ton of talent, but because LeBron was something of an embarrassment to the NBA this summer, and because of the way Bron, Wade, and CB got up on stage and danced around and flexed their muscles. i don’t think that makes me a hater. now, if someone hates the Thunder, who seem pretty unhateable in my opinion, i’d have to question them…

  • Hammer

    Man. Its easy 4 eddie 2 say that since no pressure is on him. Well,mayb a lil. Could care less bout what he has 2 say. He’s riding coattails anyway

  • http://slamonline BossTerry


  • dez

    worth a shot

  • flipnoyce

    He makes big plays in so little time. Thats what Eddie House brings to the table, thats what he has to offer when he was in Beantown.He cared Zero about them haters, he just don’t give a damn.He brings a lot of energy and hype, its contagious specially if he’s on your team. I can’t say I’ll be jumping on the Heat wagon anytime soon even though I’m Dwade fan.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Lol at dez

  • hillbilly

    What can you say about the OKC Thunder’s uniforms that hasn’t been said about Afghanistan? They look bombed out and depleted.
    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go put some water in Cole Aldrich’s mama’s dish…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    me too eddie

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    co-sign Eddie House.
    @letsmotor, the Thunder are hateable in just one aspect: I’m from Seattle (and I recognize just how likeable and promsing that OKC team is).

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    When your on a team with 2 of the NBA’s top 5 players, there is gonna be haters.. Shoot, every team gets hated on by rival fans.. I believe Bosh is gonna take a backseat and just focus on rebounding, having his ppg drop quite a bit, and the Heat have some pretty good role players/vets.. Is gonna be fun to watch this group. Im still predicting another (1 more) Lakers/Celtics finals….

  • bdub

    @ENDS and Bash. You got owned there.

  • http://www.youtube.com/tripledouble Triple Double

    Why dis Eddie House? I love that he said this and I am not a Heat fan AT ALL. It’s just dope that he said it I reckon. Very South Aucks.

  • Airswade

    y’all can hate on Eddie as much as you like, but as a Bulls fan, I wish he would have been on our team and not the Celtics when he repeatedly put daggers in us a couple of seasons ago……

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Triple Double, I think I might be the only one here who got that.

  • Heals

    Do you Eddie, thanks from all C’s fans for 07-09′…

  • Blackphantom

    He’s trying to act like we didn’t see him get slapped by “Skip 2 My Lou” a couple years back

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    No michael, youre not, very south auckland. And hillbilly has been watchin daves player haters ball. Rosie odonnell wears underwear with dickholes

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Wtf, Tarzan! News to me good sir.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    I think Eddie’ll get around 15 mins a game spelling Carlos or even playing with him as an undersized 2. Thing with Carlos is, I don’t think he gets more than 20 to 22 mins cause he is just sooo inconsistent. Plus that position on the heat is STACKED, not to mention Lebron can play some 1 from time to time. @JoeMama: good point, personally I don’t think you’re a hater if you dislike the heat for what they did in the offseason. Nothing wrong that. It’s when you let that dislike cloud your judgment that I think you are. You may not like them, but you gotta respect the talent they have on that team. It’s when you lose respect, that’s when you become a hater.

  • aotearaw

    Did I just see a South Auckland reference on Slamonline?! We comin’ up!

  • http://thacorner.net/forums Kevin

    C’mon son, Eddie House is only known as the dude who got smacked in the head in the playoffs a few years ago. Who is he to talk?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I thought Tarzan was from Kansas.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    i am teddy. im also a smart dude who likes geography

  • Heals

    Rafer slapped him cause he couldn’t stop Eddie from lightin’ his a$$ up, so get it straight…

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    I got love for Eddie. He didn’t ride the pine to a ring during the C’s championship run. He was a valuable contributor off the bench. I miss how he used to come in when the Celtics hadn’t scored in a few minutes and then just hit back to back treys like an assassin. Nobody should compare him to Darko or Adam Morrison.

  • http://yahoo ddub

    He can stick that finger,, up his own ass!! The celtics will kick his ass!!

  • http://wealwayswin.net Hersey

    Sun Devil speaks the truth. Eddie earned his ring in Boston. He’ll fit great in Miami too.

  • http://slamonline Kansas sucks

    Damn, Tarzan, I was wondering why all your posts suck, then I learned, you are from Kansas.. U think U know the NBA?, Try going to a “professional” game.. Until then, quit trying to act smart..

  • http://slamonline Kansas sucks

    While Im at it, Philosopher- U talk like an idiot.. Nobode uses the words u use since the 1800s, just stop, please, We dont assume your smart for using outdated words..

  • http://slamonline.com lakerslegend

    Eddie Eddie He is a very good role player and open shooter. Good chemistry Bench Player. Even tho he is not a star or superstar in the league i like his attitude and approach and it doesnt hurt that he has 3 superstars and 2 of the top 5 Ballers in the Nba On his team to back up the Middle Finger Talk. This is going to be an awesome Nba season.

  • KB8toSG8

    Even though I hate him for the game 3 in boston (the match in which he got more FT than the entire lakers squad coming off the bench…), I don’t think that’s a bad mindset. Pretty much everyone on the Heat has an eff you mindset right now…..

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  • hillbilly

    @Tarzan Cooper
    I nearly had a brain aneurysm the first time I saw the “Hater’s Ball” skit with the Rosie O’Donnell’s underwear/dickholes joke. That’s not comedy gold, it’s platinum.
    btw, Tarzan…I hate you. (points at lakerslegend) I hate you, too. (points at KB8toSG8) I don’t even know you and I hate your guts…

  • Randy Brown

    Let’s get a Li-Ning shoe with middle-finger detail stat!