Found October 30, 2012 on
The Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat met up last year in the Eastern Conference Finals, and anything less would be a let down.
In late September, when the Boston Celtics were arriving for training camp, Doc Rivers told the media something that we all sort of knew already when it came to their opinion on another team in the Eastern Conference.
“I want them to hate (Miami). I want them to beat them.”
As much as we knew this was the case given how physical and intense last year’s Eastern Conference Finals were, it still was odd to hear a head coach in the NBA use the word “hate” when describing his feelings about another team in the league. This simply does not happen in today’s NBA. Fans are more likely to see players exchange hugs and trade tips about the coolest clubs in town than a little post-whistle pushing and shoving. Blame the “Malice in the Palace” or maybe the AAU culture today, but good old-fashioned sports “hate” barely exists in today’s NBA.
“I want them to hate (Miami). I
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Note: This is a serious piece that does not concern basketball very much and deals with mature subject matter. If you’re not mature enough to handle it, you can go away now. I implore you, though, to read my disclaimer at the bottom before making any comments on this piece.
Doc Rivers has always seemed genuine. He’s always seemed like a decent person whose values...
"I never believed that anybody is ever defending a title, because that was last year," Rivers said before Boston's offday workout at AmericanAirlines Arena on Monday. "They don’t own the trophy this year. That’s what I tell our guys: Miami isn’t considered anything. They won the title last year. You don’t give your trophy back -- that’s in...
Miami Heat guard Ray Allen checked into Tuesday night's game against his former team the Boston Celtics and received a nice hug from Celtics coach Doc Rivers. But he didn't receive the same warm welcome from former teammate Kevin Garnett. Watch below. Garnett said after Allen left the Celtics for the Heat that he lost his number. Garnett and Allen played five season...
On this morning’s Dennis and Callahan Morning Show on WEEI 93.7 FM, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers candidly discussed his team’s opening night loss to the Miami Heat in addition to his former player who helped to beat them in Ray Allen. Doc also mentions during his weekly interview on the show that Allen [...]
Ray Allen checked into his first game as a member of the Miami Heat with 2:45 left in the first quarter of the team’s season-opening game against the Boston Celtics. Allen, who spent five season with the Celtics but had a bad breakup as he chose to sign with the rival team, tried to give a warm greeting to his former team. He gave handshakes to his former coaches and players,...
As Walsh mentioned earlier, the Celtics to Remain in Locker Room for Ring Ceremony. Doc breaks down how the ring ceremony won't really effect the Celtics pre-game routine.
The media down in Miami asked Doc if he personally tried reaching out to Ray during Free Agency and this is what he had to say:
“I tried. I actually tried to call him. After the year we talked fine and then when free agency started Ray didn’t return Danny’s calls, didn’t return my calls. I stopped trying. Listen if you’ve been with me or our team for five years or four...
Rondo on Wade: "I didn't have any dirty plays like he's had in the past."— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) November 1, 2012
Doc Rivers basically said the same thing earlier today, pointing to when Wade threw Rondo down with this - injuring his elbow and forcing him to play on one arm.
I used this video courtesy dru from the comments in the last video but I'm going...
Came across this great picture this morning on Anta’s official Weibo page. The artist has drawn KG as a fireman, with “Beat Heat” in the background. Notice the Anta “KG3″ on his feet. Absolutely fantastic..
We’re 6 hours away from tip-off and Doc Rivers tells Celtics.com that the Heat’s ring ceremony “is what it is“. It’s clear that this team is focused and...
Doc on Wade's "punk play" comment: "Don't forget about Rondo's elbow injury (in 2011 playoffs)…that was created by Dwyane Wade."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 1, 2012
Yeah, cause Dwyane Wade has never done a punk move in his life.
Seriously, I'm sick of Wade already. I never hated him before the Heat got LeBron and Bosh but since then...
Normally, 30 minutes prior to tip-off, the basketball teams are on the floor shooting around, stretching out and mentally preparing for the upcoming game.
Tonight, however, is not a normal game.
Approximately half an hour before the NBA's new 90-second clock starts up, the Miami Heat will be receiving their 2012 Championship rings. The Celtics, on the other hand, will be out...
Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce speak after Tuesday night's loss.
Doc Rivers, Jeff Green, Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger discuss tomorrow's opening night game with the Heat,
Video courtesy of the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics have some problems, as their opening night loss
to the Miami Heat made clear. One of those problems involves having far more
quality guards than Doc Rivers can fit in his rotation, although that is the
problem the coach is least likely to complain about.
A quiet bench was due to join the listless defense and
directionless offense as culprits in Boston...
Who can forget last year's Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 memorable show of class and support for the lads in green by the green-teamers. Doc had already pulled the 'Big Three' and the third-string unit was still playing disciplined basketball in spite of the circumstances.
You can see the emotional affect it had on the whole team. Kevin Garnett cited it as The...