Jason Terry Fires Back at LeBron James
by Ryne Nelson / @slaman10
As if Jet’s declaration that he’s not impressed by the Heat’s historic win streak and his subsequent role in LeBron James’ latest poster weren’t enough, Jason Terry again discussed his hatred for the Heat.
JT said his distaste of everything red and black dates back to his loss to the Heat in the 2006 Finals. Check out the rest of what Terry told WEEI radio Friday afternoon:
“It’s not even LeBron. It’s just the Miami Heat personally. Is it the red and black? Maybe, I hate that color. I just don’t like them.
“It goes back to ’05-’06. It doesn’t matter who’s in those Miami Heat uniforms. … [Terry’s Dallas Mavericks] were up 2-0, and [the Heat] come back and win four straight games and you lose the NBA Finals.
“So LeBron inherited something bigger than the matchup of he and I. It’s about the Miami Heat and that organization. He picked his poison.”
Terry added: “I’d love to see Miami in the playoffs so we can roll through the champions. We’re fired up. We would love that matchup. You know at some point — I don’t want to say that it’s fixed — I think it’s going to happen. We are going to see them, and it’s going to be fireworks.
“I’m telling you right now, I love us, I love the way we’re built. We miss Rajon Rondo, we miss Jared Sullinger, but with this team we have, we have a chance.”
If the Heat and Celtics meet up in the Playoffs, Terry is right about “it’s going to be fireworks.” About the rest, we’re not so certain…