Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/29/14
  Come at Doc Rivers if you like, Celtics fans. It’s also open season on Ray Allen. But don’t take any of your frustration out on Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce while watching your team struggle this season. Since orchestrating his move to the Clippers in June, Rivers has been sucked into far more he-said, she-said spats than he ever seemed to in Boston. He weighed in on another Wednesday in a radio interview, countering LeBron James‘ comments last week about the differences in Celtics fans’ reactions to Pierce, Garnett and Allen’s departures in the last two years. “Paul and Kevin were traded,” Rivers said on The Dan LeBatard Show. “They were traded. Paul was traded whether he wanted to be or not. Kevin was the only one who had to agree to be traded, even though he had already been traded. He had to agree to the trade. That’s completely different.” Rivers insisted that being traded was far different from executing your own exit — as he and Allen did. “You could make more of a case for me leaving than on Paul and Kevin,” he said. Lots of Celtics fans will no doubt agree with their team’s former coach, but they should be careful of portraying Rivers’ words as gospel truth. If they yell, “See, Doc said it so it’s true!” then they are implying that everything Rivers says is true, and I have a feeling they don’t really believe that. Filed under: Ben Watanabe, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Headlines, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, NBA
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: McDonald unlikely to be charged with domestic violence

Texas A&M Aggies bench Kenny Hill for freshman Kyle Allen

Josh Smith's reaction to Faried's criticism: 'He's a clown'

Magic, Mia Hamm among owners of new MLS franchise

Michael Vick broke teammate’s finger with bullet pass

Wes Welker: 'I feel like the weak link' in Broncos' loaded offense

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Greg Hardy will not play this season after trial postponement

Chip Kelly on not weighing in on injuries: ‘I’m not Dr. Miyagi’

Saints vs Panthers: preview and prediction

Kevin Youkilis retires after 10 seasons in MLB

Ricky Williams says he retired due to poor quarterback play

Judge rejects request to move Aaron Hernandez murder trial

WATCH: Vanilla Ice rocked the halftime show at T'Wolves game

WATCH: Russell Westbrook gets into it with heckling fan

PHOTO: The best sports-themed Halloween costume this year

WATCH: Jameis Winston forces fumble after throwing INT

Bruce Pearl dressed up as fellow Auburn coach Gus Mazhahn

WATCH: Jimmy Graham head-butts bench

Seahawks host football team from H.S. shocked by shooting

WATCH: Cavs intro in LeBron James’ first game back was wild

Did latest World Series win establish Giants as a dynasty?

Cavaliers give fans instructions on how to do 'Chalk Toss'

Explaining the Penguins loyalty to Marc-Andre Fleury

WATCH: Man obliterates house after Cowboys MNF loss

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

McDonald unlikely to face D.V. charge

Welker feels like 'weak link' in offense

Cavs intro for LeBron was wild

Greg Hardy won't play this season

Michael Jordan rips Obama's golf game

Torii Hunter in radio ad opposing gay marriage

Curt Schilling praises Bumgarner

GALLERY: Best of sports pumpkins

Top storyline for each Week 9 game

Williams' response to criticism

WATCH: Chevy guy totally bombs

Bumgarner pitches Giants to title

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.