On the one hand, this kind of stuff makes me chuckle a little. Or at least smirk. In a league where there's so many buddies across teams, it is fun sometimes to have guys that legitimately don't like each other. On the other hand, I can only get so fired up for a story that involves two guys that no longer play for the Celtics and a guy that doesn't have to worry about the Celtics anymore.
Still, because it is news and because it is a topic of conversation, I'll pass this along.
"Tell LeBron to worry about Miami," Garnett grumbled late Thursday. "He has nothing to do with Celtic business." Garnett punctuated his words with a pound of the podium and snarl burning straight to South Beach. In his rush to defend Ray Allen, James blasted Garnett and Paul Pierce with flawed and forced logic.
Pierce's message was a little more emphatic. See video.
the former Boston Celtics captain said after the game he was absolutely acting with intent, according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York: "That’s going to be our identity. That’s a message to the league," Pierce said. "We want to be a hard, grind-it-out team. We want nothing to be easy. That’s what we’re trying to show in the last couple of games, the way our defense has been playing. We’ve given up so few points. That’s the message we want to send. Some nights our shots are not gonna fall, but we can control that end [the defensive end] of the court."
So there's that going on. Which is fine.