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Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  108 responses

Doc Rivers Wants the Boston Celtics to Hate the Miami Heat


by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

The Miami Heat, the defending NBA champions, have somehow managed to fly under the radar during the offseason. You can largely thank the reloaded Los Angeles Lakers for that.

Doc Rivers isn’t losing focus on what the true enemy of the Boston Celtics is, however. The head coach wants his team focusing all of its energry — and hatred — on the fellas in South Beach.

From Celtics Blog (via YouTube user TheFabEmpire):

“Honestly, I don’t care about the Lakers,” Rivers said. “My honest thought as a coach right now … I have my eye squarely on Miami. I come up to my players during the year — they’re in the facility now — I bring up Miami every single day to them. I want them to hate them. I want them to beat them. That’s got to be our focus.”

“I think the Lakers are better,” Rivers continued. “I’m actually not one that thinks they’re way better. The guy they traded, (Andrew) Bynum, we struggled to guard him. Dwight (Howard) is a great player, but we’ve guarded him pretty well. Offensively, the (Steve) Nash part is different. I look at them and wonder how that’s going to work. I hear they’re going to run the Princeton offense, which I want to see the ball move, I want to see Kobe (Bryant) keep moving the ball. But it’ll be interesting. They’re really good.”

Miami has eliminated Boston from the Playoffs the last two seasons, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who would argue that the result would be the different should those teams meet in the postseason again this year.

Hating the Heat won’t be a problem for the Celtics — they’re beyond that at this point, or at least should be. Beating them is an entirely different story.

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  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I think we’re all waiting to see if Kobe will keep the ball moving. Ray Allen choosing Miami over Boston along with them losing to Miami the last 2 postseasons will be enough for them to hate those guys. But if they couldn’t beat them before, they’re definitely not beating them now.

  • danpowers

    i love doc for that. should be an emotional season series to watch

  • http://profiles.google.com/jump2top Hakan KIRKAN

    As a Miami Heat fan, I like Doc. I totally agree with him on Howard not being an upgrade of Bynum. But Nash can make a big difference in LA team.

    http://miamiinfo.biz

  • danpowers

    true, howard is just a defensive upgrade. nash is the big update because he saves bryant from being bryant. when gasol and howard need to get the ball, they will get it down low. bryant should also benefit from nash by getting more open shots and easy layups as a cutter. will just be interesting to see how the lakers will be able to deal with premiere perimeter scorers defensively.

  • flight 9

    Hope they beat the heat in the playoffs if they meet. Heat will not repeat!!!!!

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  • BoriKinG HeaT

    Miami “WILL” repeat!!!

  • Datkid

    i disagree… i think howard is an upgrade overall. better passer, better on pick and rolls, can post up just as well. plus the defensive boost.

  • MUBWAR

    ain’t no ? about it

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FX56N5NUXOQLMIFSJOOTICGG3A Pat

    OK..i guarantee boston will not beat miami in the playoffs now…why? “Hate” just does’t work effectively..hatred is a state of fear…the mind is not clear enuf like that…need a clear mind to play your best

  • danpowers

    i know that howard is underrated as a passer but bynum is still the better passer. bynum is the best center in the league offensively while howard is the best center defensively. n both arent bad at the respectively other ends neither. i think we will see bynum dominate down low this season as the sixers first option, his numbers, also assists, will increase. howard played slightly more assists so far, coz he had more positions than bynum. this should change this season.

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    That video had me cracking up.

  • Drig

    As a Laker fan who saw Bynum struggle many a times with doubles and bad decision making at times on the offensive end with the ball in his hands, I politely disagree. Well, that’s one thing where Kobe’s influence shows…..

  • danpowers

    that will get better as he matures and we should see it this season by him. dont forget bynums age. plus he put up 1,4apg with 2,5tos while howard put up 1,9apg with 3,5tos. i dont say bynum could become a vlade divac post passer, just sayin that howard aint that neither. and yes youre right, playing next to kobe might not be the best thing for a big like bynum. howard will be in a better situation now that they got nash on board. anyway, the comparison between these two pivots will be quite interesting from now on. cant wait for the season to begin

  • Jordan

    Hope the heat repeat

  • LakeShow

    Thank you master Yoda.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Dwight is still better than Bynum offensively even if his post moves aren’t as polished. Bynum is nowhere near as mobile and doesn’t get to the line as much (even though Dwight’s FT shooting is putrid). Bynum has never put up better scoring numbers than Dwight. Before we proclaim him to be the #1 offensive center, let’s see what he does as the first option on the Sixers. DeMarcus Cousins is already better than he is offensively. IMO.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Okay… “will be better.”

  • YoungBryant

    I love this article…Its a personality that all teams should adapt! I disagree with him on Howard/Bynum becasue Howard never had the luxury of having a GREAT 2 guard with him. Everyone adapt that Rondo/Kobe/KG attitude I hate everyone but my team #KillerMind

  • LakeShow

    Yeah Bynum’s an awful passer.. lol

  • Redd

    LOL

  • Redd

    Wowww haha.

  • MUBWAR

    lebron to chuck: where are those ring jokes mo********er. looool

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    By all reports lately, it would appear that not one team in the league is worried about the Lakers. Even the Bobcats are like, “Hey, they look good on paper but they have to come out and beat us. They may be stacked and all but they haven’t accomplished anything.”

  • The Philosopher

    LONG… LIVE… THE KING.

  • Yusaf

    This slam site most informative. I enjoy the comments very much. I hope I do not lose my cubicle work by reading this site. My supervise is geeting suspecious, I think.

  • Junior Taylor

    The Celtics have hated any LeBron-led team for years now.

  • LakeShow

    Just keep sipping that black tea and he’ll think everything is coo.

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    Howard is a much better defender than Bynum. He has proven that he can score 22 points on 13 shots. More importantly, Howard did his offensive damage on a team with much less talent than the one Bynum played on, and he did it without all the injury and attitude problems. Howard could still have back issues, but other than that, he’s a vast improvement over Bynum.
    Doc had trouble guarding Bynum because they also had to deal with Gasol and Kobe. He wouldn’t have had that sort of trouble guarding Bynum if he was surrounded by the team Howard was surrounded by.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Bynum is not anywhere remotely close to a better passer than Howard. Infact, Bynum is terrible. Especially out of double teams.

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    Bynum is only one year younger than Dwight. They both came into the League out of high school. Bynum in 2005-2006 and Howard in 2004-2005. People keep giving Bynum the “youth” pass, while refusing to do the same for Dwight. Maybe that’s because our expectations are so much higher for Dwight.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    THANK YOU!

  • pposse

    haha that was too raw!

  • pposse

    get your ‘alt tab’ game on pt..the supervisor wont notice a thing!

  • 23

    I think the hatred stems from a sort of fear. They’ve always felt threatened by Lebron and the way he owns the media, and now owns the league. I just go back to kg trying to intimidate Lebron, then Lebron laughing in his face. Easily one of my favorite Lebron moments ever.

  • pposse

    howards assist prowess is overblown bc of the system he played in. One man down low, four guys spacing around the three pt line. The Lakers never had that system, nor will they with Dwight over there. If Dwight proves he can make good hi lo passes/decisions then and only then should we believe he is the superior passer..

  • 23

    As intimidating as Kobe is, i think Dwight, pau and nash don’t necessarily ooze fear. The roster is very talented. The most talented in years imo. But there’s a difference between fear and talent. After the lakers knock a few heads they’ll be shown more respect. Its easy to talk trash in off seasons.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    You made this comment realizing Bynum played his whole career except one season in the triangle right…..or obviously not.

  • pposse

    i did. and i never said that bynum was a great passer, plus i should have italicized ‘prowess’ bc that was sarcasm. I don’t think either one has proven to be a good passer…so IF Dwight can actually make a hi/low decision/passes then he will be the superior passer out of the two

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Look Bynum comes from the best or second best passing system in the NBa with the most teamwork Oriented coach the league has maybe ever seen. And he is still a putrid passer from the post. Dwight on the other hand is leaving a stagnant offense and will finally be surrounded by legitimate threats. It’s only plausible that Dwight will continue to be the better passer and considerably better overall player.

  • Dagger

    I agree that Howard is a much better defender than Bynum and a better fit with these Lakers. That said:

    1. In terms of scoring last year Howard’s stats are almost identical to Bynum’s. Per 36 minutes Howard averages .3 more PPG. His FG% is less than .2% higher. Neither player had the ball as often as they should, but when he received the ball inside Bynum was better at posting up and is a MUCH better free throw shooter (69% to 49%), which is huge at the end of games. Howard is better at cutting to the net, and he’ll get a ton of lobs from Nash – so he fits better with these Lakers. But remember, Bynum is 2 years younger than Dwight (he’s 24; Dwight’s 26). Barring injury in a couple years Bynum will almost certainly be a better offensive player than Dwight is right now.
    2. Bynum’s attitude problems are well-documented, although remember that his actual teammates rarely had anything bad to say about him in recent years. Even Kobe, who’s not exactly easy on his teammates. Meanwhile, how is Bynum’s immaturity so often mentioned on this site while Howard’s attitude issues get a free pass when we compare the two? Howard single-handedly sabotaged his team this past year. He’s also a clown on the court and he’s frequently clashed with his coach. Don’t be so sure that Howard’s attitude is better than Bynum’s; if anything, mixing his personality with Kobe’s in that locker room could be trouble.

  • T-man

    HAHAAHAHA!!!

  • danpowers

    sure, but this is not a negative thing. that is like to ennoble dwight. people can say what they want about his limited offensive arsenal or his immature way to handled the trade-issue. that doesnt change that he is a dominant big man and still the best in the league. bynum has the potential to surpass him, if healthy. just nobody knows if bynum really lives up to that, we will see this year. he is more versatile on offense than dwight. but dwight is still a force on offense, too, no doubt. didnt want to take that off him.

  • Datkid

    My thoughts exactly Teddy. Offense is more than just “post moves” it’s passing, p&r and cutting all things howard is better at.

  • danpowers

    which is one reason why i thought his assist numbers were lower than they couldve been.

  • danpowers

    how do we know if dwight is really better on offense? if you take his numbers, you have to state that he was the first option on offense while bynum was the second or third option on his team. not to mention the ball hog bryant taking away shots from his pivot supporting cast. dwight wont suffer from that by having nash running the point now. bynum wont have that problem neither. so this is the season we will finally see who is the better pivot offensively. defensively thats no contest. and yup, DMC could dethrone dwight as the best pivot in the league, talent-wise. the problem seems to be that he is one of the cases in which the bad-brain would never let him show that. i really hope the kid proves me wrong with that

  • danpowers

    true true

  • Datkid

    DEFINITELY not. this is the worst team they’ve had in years. if they were going to beat them, they would’ve 2 years ago

  • danpowers

    nash will simply stop giving the ball to kobe if kobe wont keep it moving ;)

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    exactly, if Bynum were a competent passer, or was going to become one before he starts to regress, he would have done it already. Look what Shaq became as a passer once Phil came aboard. And Shaq used to refuse to pass unless he KNEW he was getting it back. Then with Phil, he became one of the top 5 post passers in the league.

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  • danpowers

    shaq also joined the lakers at another age and with more experience, which is the best teacher. didnt look at it that way tho. but you dont think his numbers will go up when he gets the ball down low more often? we are just talking about some figures behind the , anyway when it comes to assists with these guys. i also added somewhere here that neither bynum nor dwight will ever become a divac-like post passer.

  • Junior Taylor

    One way to pretend that you’re busy is to look annoyed.

  • danpowers

    lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    oh no, neither are elite level passers by any stretch. But Bynum is bad. Like really really bad. Dwight is just “meh” – Bynum’s numbers might go up, but that doesn’t = his ability going up. He is going to probably get more assists this year, but he is also going to turn the ball over more. He’s going to score more points….but he’s also going to miss more shots. His efficiency is going to take a big hit in Philadelphia. He went from having more talent than anyone else around him and at best, the 3rd best player on his team his entire career, to the best player on his team with very little talent around him. We thought we saw immaturity from Bynum before? He has never experienced what he is about to.
    - I am not nearly as high on Bynum leaving and having success as everyone else seems to be. I have always believed, the better talent brings out the better player, the worse talent, brings out the issues with a player. I think Bynum will still be a top tier Center in the league, but I don’t at all think these favorable comparison’s to Dwight and all that optimism will continue into next summer.

  • danpowers

    always depends on the situation. you are right, sometimes guys go down with their “bad” squads but some also rise to the occation. i dont know bynum personally so i dont know what he is made of. i just tend to be optimistic about players when it comes to potential and upside until they prove me wrong.

  • hardtimz

    That kind of hate/talk reminds me of the Jets hating the Pats, did everything they could to send the Pats home. They did, but was not ready for the next game the… Steelers. That’s going to be really tough to rally 82 games+ playoffs and however far they can go. It’s going to be an interesting season…”CAN’T WAIT”!

  • hardtimz

    LOL works every time

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that’s fair enough to me.

  • hardtimz

    That’s true they all look good on paper…there is a lot said for the word chemistry!

  • hardtimz

    yea, no matter where James played

  • hardtimz

    Yes, one of my favorites too. Signaled that James was growing up…not playing stupid mind games.

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    Why do people think Bynum still has tons of room to improve by Dwight is finished with improvement? They were drafted one year apart man. Dwight is a sucka, but he doesn’t pout on the floor and he did his damage despite a lot fewer shot attempts and offensive touches. I think people rate Bynum too highly. When you see his turnover rate next year with all those determined double teams, y’all will understand what’s really going on.

  • hardtimz

    great point reminds me of Jets sending the Pats home!!!

  • hardtimz

    sorry to be mean, but…why?

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    Bynum isn’t even close to Dwight as a passer. Bynum is where Dwight was two years ago when he couldn’t handle a double team and was a turnover machine. Y’all will see when the entire offense runs through Bynum just as it has for Dwight for many years. Bynum is a black hole right now.

  • Max

    Great. Thank You.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Yeah, because that’s going to work out well. Kobe not touching the ball. We’ll see how that goes.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I highly doubt that those guys feared LeBron at all. Before he got to Miami, they beat him twice in the playoffs. No reason to fear. KG, Ray, Paul and Rondo don’t seem to be concerned about who owns the media. As for owning the league, LeBron’s been the best player for a solid 4 or 5 seasons but team-wise, there was nothing to fear until he joined with D-Wade and Bosh. And even now, they don’t seem to fear them even though they have lost to them two seasons in a row in the playoffs. If they were afraid, we would see it in how they play. Look at the careers of those guys specifically KG and Pierce. Why would they fear LeBron? The hatred, if there is any, is simply from playing against a guy or a team multiple times in the playoffs just as any other rivalry gets started.

  • roscoe

    hahaha…

  • roscoe

    doc is fantastic. for everyone who disagreed w/ me about KD, this is what I am talking about. respect your competitor, but don’t hold his back pack.

  • roscoe

    but hearing the state of the union out of doc is always welcomed imo.

  • roscoe

    grunting works too, but don’t ever smile too much at work.

  • roscoe

    imo drew was doubled quite a bit more than I believe u r remembering. I will say he was turning into a black hole so to speak.

  • roscoe

    dh12 = better defender, better at picNroll, better rebounder, more atheletic
    drew = better passer, better hands, better offensive player, better shooter, worse knees

  • roscoe

    @teddy-the-bear: wake up! drew had to defer to KB24 my man. that impacts the stat line imo.

  • roscoe

    does ur guarantee come w/a 30 day return policy?

  • roscoe

    wow

  • roscoe

    Don’t forget da celtics signed the Mav’s Cessna.

  • roscoe

    hype or reality?

  • huggy55

    This video sounded just like what I would hear walking down the street in Miami on any given day.

  • 23

    LeBron single handedly ended their title hopes the past 2 years. Even tho their best player played insanely great. The Celtics had Lebron this year, then Lebron sucked the life out of them. He scared them in game 6. And it showed in game 7.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Rondo didn’t look scared in Game 7. At all. Neither did KG or Pierce. These are grown men playing. Not boys. KG has been playing for 17 seasons. Pierce for 13. Rondo’s a top 5 PG. There’s no fear in those guys regardless of who they’re playing. LeBron didn’t scare them. He just beat them. You can lose without being afraid of who beats you.

  • Chubachuchi

    Haha yall need to check out dude’s account he has tons of these the funniest is the Dwight/Bynum parody check him out

  • Datkid

    the celtics fear no one. that’s why they’re the celtics. Lebron put 40 10 and 10 on them and they wouldn’t back down.

  • Dagger

    Howard’s shot attempts last year: 13.4. Bynum’s: 13.3. Neither player was shooting enough; neither player was getting enough shot attempts. But Bynum was consistently in great position against overmatched defenders, with Kobe frequently choosing to shoot it instead. Looking at usage: Howard was at 26.1%, while Bynum sat at 23.8%. So, in fact, Howard had the ball more often. He also turned it over more often (3.2 to 2.5). Of course, Howard had the ball more and didn’t have as much help on his team, but then Bynum did draw a lot of double teams. The Lakers’ offense was pretty broke last year; it’s not as if the ball was flying around the court from one star to another. Often Kobe would go for his shot against 2 or 3 defenders, or when Bynum got the ball he’d post up against a double team. He was really efficient in those situations. As for pouting: I’ve seen Howard pout plenty of times. To be honest, while both players pout both players were also frequently justified in being pissed on their former teams. If you’re a beast inside, why would you be happy when your teammates are jacking up shots from the perimeter?

    Am I saying Bynum is better than Howard? Of course not. But Bynum is no slouch and parts of his offense are better than Howard’s. Given that he’s two years younger, the jury is still out on what his ceiling really is. Like you said, next year will tell us a lot.

  • roscoe

    @byanymeansnecessary: Question_did you watch the olympics? kb24 appeared to do well not touching the ball as much as he did in 08.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Did you see who he was playing with? LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony? It’s easy to pass to those guys. If Kobe wasn’t all that interested in passing to Gasol and Bynum, why all of a sudden do people think he’ll give up the ball to Gasol and Howard? Have people forgotten that before the All-Star break, Dwight decided he didn’t want to go to LA after Kobe told him that he would be a good fit in LA as his Tyson Chandler? What’s changed in Kobe’s mind since February?

  • hardtimz

    Yes, why? When Allen Iverson was at his best, not many were better than him. Can’t quite remember the game he was playing. M.Jordan was guarding him, and AI crossed over him and still made the basket. For me, AI ushered in the next generation. However he waisted his pure talent. He was not the biggest player out there, but he played tough and a lot of heart. I just feel like given too last chances, didn’t take any of them seriously.

  • roscoe

    To begin with ur argument is weak due to ur evidence’s lack of correlation to the subject.
    Question 1: yes i saw who kb24 played with in the olympics
    Question 2a: kb24 & gasol play well 2gther… and kb24 did pass the ball to drew. the LAL offense was designed to go high low w/ the ball going into the first big down the floor. So ur question is a bit vague but if you ask a better question I might be able to help you understand. Additionally, kb24 is a 2 which many ppl like u have a difficult time understanding is not traditionally a facilitor as much as u want to complain that kb24 is not magic or bron bron.
    Question 2b: S. Nash will be the pg, so lets c how things play out.
    Question 3: From ur question it appears to me that u may believe all the hype agents and journailst put out in the media. I have an idea for u. find the podcast of dh12 interview w/ ric b. from espn then tell me what u believe dh12 opinion was at the allstar break.
    Question 4: You are asking a question that is based on logical fallacy so there is no need to answer.
    Clearly kb24 is a winner & plays team ball when it is the best option… the arguement you and so many others have is “when” should kb24 play team ball or carry the team.
    Ur argument would be stronger if u explained why & when is the appropriate time of team ball & when is the time for him to carry the team.

  • Datkid

    so? a healthy wade will do terrible things to Jason Terry’s ancient @ss.

  • Datkid

    by any means has a legit point and none of those are actual points. let me break this down for you. Kobe is now on a team w/ 3 legit of hall of famers… he will rarely need to “take over” if he plays w/in the offense and moves the ball(nobody is saying he has to be magic but he’s not nearly the passer he could be) he’ll win. if he isos and makes everyone spot up, he will lose. period.

  • Datkid

    Everyone seems to have this hilariously huge hard on for bynum this year for no reason. I disagree for like a million reasons. stop saying bynum’s more versatile on offense than howard. bynum can’t run a pick a roll like howard, bynum can’t pass like howard and bynum can only post up kinda better. Dwight has had a fairly effective if mechanical post game for a while. and bynum is just too slow to ever be a better defender. and you can whine about trades and pouting for a while…. fact is dwight has never given up on the magic in the playoffs while he was with them.. he always gave 100%. Bynum blatantly quit against OKC. Howard > Bynum. stop saying otherwise

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000579237351 Ruben Torres

    And on the next season they’ll gonna hate the heat again…and again ! ! !

  • Drig

    A gazillion likes. As much as I hate them, intimidated is one word that I’d never associate with this old ass celtics team. Their pride doesn’t let them be. Respect.

  • Drig

    Or the fact that Bynum didn’t have much chance to work on his game for two off-seasons because of injuries. Not saying that I believe them but hard to disagree with what Bynumites believe….

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  • 23

    They try so hard to mask their fears its pathetic. They resort to mind games. The Celtics hate seeing Lebron in the playoffs. If they say they aren’t afraid they’re lying. Everybody in the NBA fears Lebron. Rondo plays his best in the playoffs, yet its never enough.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Evidence’s lack of correlation to the subject? The subject is Kobe’s desire to pass the ball instead of taking bad, contested shots. Especially with the best frontline in basketball. Kobe didn’t share the ball as much as he should have or could have. That’s really it. Nothing complicated about that. What I believe is what I see, not “hype agents” or the media. The appropriate time for team ball is when you’re playing with the most skilled big man in basketball and another 7’0 player with a good postgame. Phil Jackson in a huddle a few seasons ago told the team that Kobe needed help scoring. That was a message to both Kobe and his teammates. Kobe’s response? “No, I don’t.” Meaning: “No, I can score all the points myself.” With Gasol and Bynum on the team? That’s not a smart way to try to win. My argument is already strong. Kobe decides to shoot too much to try to carry the team when he doesn’t have to. Either you watch and can see. Or you don’t watch so you don’t know what you’re talking about. or you watch but you’re fandom doesn’t allow you to be objective when talking about Kobe. Also, Kobe even took bad shots playing with all of those superstar players during the Olympics lol. It’s who he is at this point since his knees and his age won’t allow him to get to the basket as much as he used to. Bad jumpshots. Kobe doesn’t need to carry a team when the team always has an advantage down low.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Everyone in the NBA fears LeBron? Have you watched an NBA game since 2003? Even the worst players don’t fear LeBron. Again, these are grown men. There is no fear to try to mask. No one fears LeBron. They respect him, not fear him. There was no fear from OKC in the Finals. No fear from Boston. No fear from Melo and the Knicks. I don’t know what games you watch, but all of the ones I see show no fear from anyone.

  • 23

    I agree nobody will admit the fear sure to pride. But deep down, nobody wants to be on the court the same time add Lebron. NOBODY. The pacers were afraid. Especially Granger. You can see fear in his opponents. You just have too look deeper than the surface.

  • bnice

    Look. I could care less bout bynum or dwight to me the cs will deal with them in the finals but like doc sayi.g Miami is the La in the east we need to focus on them for la to matter..thedebate between bynum and dwight samething the real problemwas at point gaurd if u kno basketball wether it was nash and Bynum or nash and dwight they got the second best assist point in the NBA they were a problem when he showed up just like the Knicks will b wit kidd bet it won’t be as easy to beat Knicks this year..

  • eclaire

    LOUSY REFEREE CALLS BEAT BOSTON..NOT Lame James..

  • Poshy

    If WAS enough….MORE than enough..I can’t believe you can NOT see that the referee calls were SO biased and SO unfair as to totally turn that playoff into a JOKE..a SICK BAD JOKE…Boston LEGITIMATELY should have won in FOUR….watch the TAPES dude….DO IT !!!

  • cranky pants

    Psychobabble is called psycho babble for a reason …err TWO reasons…but insight aside or outside…Boston hates ‘that team which shall remain unnamed’ because they’re dirty rats…led by one nasty sucker and a whiny wannabee..and coddled along by the ever insultingly idiotic referees…fire the lot of them…NO accountability is just NOT acceptable….EVERYONE should be held accountable for their misdeeds…EVEN the almighty REFEREES….SACK THE BUNCH …what a joke..

  • Unknown nigga

    Beating them is entirely different but they are very capable … I think indiana found something in themselves last season & nj rebuilt very well so this season will be very interesting around the entire board. But this heat celtic rivalry is turning up. & october 31st is a month away BABY!

  • Unknown nigga

    Fool is your post apart of that youtube parody bc its funny as hell too. The part about lebron owning the media & league was the funniest part (stupid fk) but the fear part, didn’t get it.

  • Unknown nigga

    Single handedly? Dude dwade ,, ARGUABLY the best 2 in the league now that kobe is mid-30′s, is on the team & after garnett, bosh sees no one. The celtics have always been in lebron’s way, he finally won these past 2 seasons,,, 1 rondo’s elbow broken, the other three starters down for the count… Chill the fk out. & change your name to a whack az number like 46 or some shit, round here disrespecting 23 like you know some shit.

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