Prepare to be Lustily Booed, Mike Bibby

by Marcel Mutoni

Game 2 of the Celtics/Hawks sweep series jumps off at 8pm tonight, and for the first (and perhaps last time) in this matchup, fans will have a reason to actually pay attention.

Mike Bibby is now public enemy number one among the hoop heads in Beantown.

Before the Hawks hit the practice floor yesterday, Bibby called out the Celtics faithful, saying they’re nothing more than a bunch of bandwagon jumpers. Uh-oh:

“They were kind of loud at the beginning,” he said. “But a lot of these fans are bandwagon jumpers trying to get on this now. I played here last year, too. And I didn’t see three fourths of them.

They’re for the team now and they might get a little rowdy but that’s about it.”

True or not, this is not a smart move on Mike Bibby’s part. The Hawks already have more than enough to worry about in this series; a pissed off crowd is not going to help matters much.

Bibby was of course terrible in the series opener, and that’s me being kind. This could certainly be a way to get himself going (and deflect some of the pressure off the rest of his teammates.)

If you can’t do it with the basketball, do it with your mouth, I suppose.