Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 at 2:00 pm  |  41 responses

Celtics Don’t Consider Knicks Rivals

And they’re right, of course. New York’s winning streak is cute and all, but come on, son. ESPN reports: “It’s a rivalry?’ Celtics captain Paul Pierce asked with a big grin. ‘Man, y’all are letting me in on all the new stuff, all the talk. I didn’t know we had a rivalry going.’ With the Knicks, winners of eight straight, playing inspired ball and sitting a mere four games back in the division — about as close an opponent has managed to stay in the Big Three era — the ‘r’ word is being tossed around freely after years of lying dormant … But the Celtics cringe a bit at the suggestion of a rivalry considering it hasn’t been much of one in recent years. ‘I don’t know what it is, this rivalry thing, it hasn’t been one,’ said Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who played for the Knicks from 1993-95. ‘We both were bad for a while. Now we’ve been good for a while. The two teams haven’t exactly matched up for a long time. You know when they do, it will be great.’”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    The media likes to start sh!t, what else is new.

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

    The only semblance of a rivalry would be Quentin Richardson and Paul Pierce. What? Richardson isn’t on the Knicks anymore?

  • unrel

    the nba does miss some true rivalries though

  • http://hibachisabas.blogspot.com/ Toni Kukoc


  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    This is a rivalry like Keri Hilson versus Beyonce…

  • Heals

    ESPN is at it again, damn they are full of themselves, this wouldn’t have anything to do with the fact that they are televising the matchup on Wednesday would it… Gotta love ESPN they create stories then report on the stories THEY created!

  • Rainman

    The game shave been tight actually in recent memory, with Paul Pierce a few times the past few years sticking a game winner on them.

    Games have been entertaining at least -_-

  • Rainman


  • benno

    There are no real rivalries in american sports, your fans are too nice, but in england big rivalries generally means fights, e.g. the recent villa blues game.

  • JTaylor21

    @benno you sound hot, you want to be my boyfriend? (I’m a dude).


    As a Knick fan I agree with them. We’re on the come up and they’ve been up for a while. Once Melo gets here and we win more big games then we can talk rivalry. But until then…F*CK THE PINK SOCKS!!!!! LOL


    Hey Jtaylor that gay sh!t isn’t funny anymore. find something else

  • http://google c_cantrell

    not really sure whats goin on with all the gay stuff but this is in no way a rivalry

  • vtrobot

    I was gonna say what Teddy said. There’s a bit of bad blood between those two teams, so it’s a semi-rivalry. It will grow now tho. Plus Nate will always want to play well against D’Antoni.

  • Drew

    Celtics and Lakers are a Rivalry. That’s it right now.

  • MikeC.

    It won’t be a rivalry until NY wins a few more games against the Celtics and they meet up in the playoffs a couple times. By the times the Knicks are consistently good enough to be a rival of the Celtics, KG, PP and Ray will be retired.

  • TheTruth

    Rivalry? This is like saying the spurs and rockets still hate each other. What’s in the past isn’t represented here.

  • doyouwantmore

    There are no rivalries in this era if you go by what a rivalry was from the old days of the league.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Maybe somebody else is actually using JTaylor’s name. It does happen on here fairly often.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^yep yep some immature lil kids im sure or prolly jus kap or the seed being half witted dumb*sses as usual

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncle05Sam Earl

    Pierce better shut his mouth.

  • mike

    The Knicks are improved but do not deserve to be in the same conversation as Boston.


    Keep talking Pierce. I like that.

  • Josh

    Yo Knicks, Imma let you keep winnin’. But the Celtics? The Celtics are one of the greatest dynasties of all time! All time!

    Kanye West

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

    For it to be a rivalry, both sides have to have had success against the other. …… Only rivalries I see are spurs/mavs, spurs/lakers, lakers/celtics

  • mike

    ^ Look everybody Tarzan Cooper’s doing that thing again where he thinks we care about what he thinks.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    LOL @ Knicks fans. Y’all got a nice little run going and are finally a decent team but come on now, Knicks are not on the Celtic’s level. Not even close.

  • ClydeSays

    It won’t be a rivalry until the Knicks actually make the playoffs and win a series.

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

    Who is this random hater named mike? ……… No one cares

  • riggs

    im from new york and a celtic fan, and yall knicks fans has got to be kidding me, get carmelo and THEN come holla at the C’s

  • greg

    dont k New York’s winning streak is cute and all, but come on, son. this guy just had an ed lover moment

  • Tony

    I think Boston LA is still a rivalry, not as good as the 80′s but still a good matchup, Maybe Dallas and san antoino will form a small one in the search for Texas Supremacy

  • TheTruth

    @tony mavs and spurs have a deep hatred for each other, probably the biggest rivalry in the nba today, if not one of the biggest.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Who is the coward posting under J Taylor’s screen name??? Not that Im j taylors biggest fan, but that is uncool. This site (and the world for that matter) is better off without people like you, coward.

  • Justin

    @AllenP…why the hell would anyone want to pretend to be JTaylor?

  • Anon e Mouse

    riggs you don’t count (unless you were born in Boston). Damn I hope Amare Benzino’s Paul Pierce for talking ish. There ain’t no rivalry now, but every dog has his day.


    Someone is clowning and frowning over the Knicks winning and grinning. I love it.

  • add

    the knicks have just been feeding on weak teams. the celts could crush them anytime anyday.

  • VB324

    Its not a rivalry anymore, but if the Knicks can come out with a win it might stir things up a bit in the Atlantic. The Celtics dominate the conference, a little competition would be good for hoops.

  • ClydeSays

    Good game. Still not a rivalry. Hope Spike gave Jesus some dap.

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