The Miami Heat will get their championship rings tonight before the game. The Celtics will not be watching from the floor. They'll stay in the lockerroom.
"It’s not that big of a difference because they’re going to start early," Rivers said of the presenting of championship rings to the Heat, "when we would be in lockerroom, anyway. The only difference is there will be 16 minutes on the clock instead of 20. Our guys don’t usually come out until about 17 minutes on clock, anyway. So, it’s not going to be that big a difference. The only difference is we’ll hear it in the lockerroom, you’ll hear all the speeches and the noise."
It sounds like Doc is happy to let LeBron and company have their day in the sun.
"They get to have their day," Rivers said Tuesday morning. "We had our day and LeBron had to sit and watch that. He's probably been through several of them, now that I think of it. This time it's his payback night and he deserves it."
Personally I hope history repeats itself in regards to the following quote:
After the Heat won the 2005-06 NBA title, they got blown out on the night they got their rings at the start of the 2006-07 season, losing to the Chicago Bulls by 42 points.
Dwyane Wade was on that team, and will participate in his second ring ceremony Tuesday night.
"I am not a good example of the ring ceremony, so I keep my mouth shut," Wade said Tuesday. "I don't want to relive that moment. We didn't do it right, so I can't give nobody any advice. If anything, do the opposite of what we did."
Beat the Heat!