Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  16 responses

Doc Rivers Calls the Boston Celtics a ‘Soft Team’

Despite the mini-fight they had with the Brooklyn Nets, and the ensuing war of words, Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers wasn’t convinced that his squad is tough at all. In fact, Doc publicly shredded them by calling them “soft”. Per CSNNE: “NBA players are a prideful bunch who don’t take too kindly to their manhood being questioned. But there was no mistaking what Doc Rivers and all those Celtics fans at the TD Garden witnessed in Wednesday’s 95-83 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. This team, as talented as they might be on paper and on the floor some nights, lacks a certain toughness that can no longer be ignored. ‘If I’m Brooklyn and the league, you’ve got to think we’re pretty soft the way we’re playing,’ Rivers said. ‘We’re a soft team right now; we have no toughness.’ And for those who want to throw Rajon Rondo’s incident — lead official James Capers referred to it as a fight — with Kris Humphries into the category of exuded toughness, Rivers isn’t trying to hear that. Especially when he knows that there’s a chance that it will likely cost Rondo at least one game via suspension. ‘That stuff’s not toughness,’ Rivers said. ‘All that stuff, that’s not toughness.’”

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  • Max

    Well, they don’t rebound and rely on alot of jumpers so yeah, Doc’s right.

  • def80s

    couldn’t agree more

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    so much for the ”tough guy” show they put on then, mr Rondo

  • roscoe

    Doc is saying “it wasn’t a fight” bc it could turn into a multiple game suspension 4 rondo.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Old ass team

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Old ass team

  • Seth

    This. They get out-rebounded every night. And their most tenacious guy, KG, loves the 20-foot jumper, as does Bass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003246310246 Jason Carter

    nah its 1-2 games at best.. it was an overrated tussel… i was there

  • Max

    Yeah, Bass has 2 moves, a jump shot and a 2 handed slam and thats about it.

  • LakeShow

    Your point?
    Old ass teams win games and championships too.
    Just ask the

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    cmon man. you know the young legs reign supreme

  • LakeShow

    At dunking…

  • spit hot fiyah

    he is trying to motivate his team. i don’t think too many teams are fearing the celtics right now though

  • Bored

    and the Knicks got it this season!

  • bill

    When were the Lakers old, AND winning championships?

  • LakeShow

    Their last two championships:

    Their best player over 30.

    Their PG over 35.

    Their 6th man over 30.

    Back during showtime:

    Arguably their best player:
    Kareem was over 35 for their chips.

    Lakers have had plenty of “old guys” on their teams while winning chips.