Q-Rich Doesn’t Fear the Celtics

by November 29, 2007

by Marcel Mutoni

The Knicks are on national television tonight (8pm EST, TNT) as they face off against Boston. To most, it should be a cakewalk for the 11-2 Celtics, but not to Quentin Richardson. Again, he’d like for everyone to know that he’s not afraid of the Big 3.

“It’s not that big a deal to us,” Richardson said of facing the 11-2 Celtics. “It’s like the media makes more of The Big Three and all of them. We’re not in awe of them. They ain’t won no championships. They have a good record right now, but that don’t matter. Dallas showed that [last season].”

“They’re not that deep of a team,” Richardson said. “After those three, there’s a significant dropoff.”

Though Richardson does make some good points – he’s right, the C’s aren’t all that deep – him and his teammates are in no position to be carrying themselves with any kind of swagger or braggodocio. Q, did you forget that you’re a Knick?

Coming off a frustrating loss in Cleveland (that ended with some heated words between KG and LeBron), and with a national audience tuning in, anything less than 20-point beatdown of the Knicks should be considered a failure.