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Discussion in '2008 Playoffs' started by max, Apr 22, 2008.
1st Round Boston vs Atlanta
So Mike Bibby is calling out Boston for being filled with bandwagon-a$% cats: I understand that pro athletes expect support from their fans even when their team isn't good, but this is obviously going too far. Why should anyone be surprised that Celtics fans weren't showing up the last few years, and that some of them had bags on their heads? That team was disgracefully bad for each of the past two seasons. You can't honestly expect anyone's fans to get excited for the crap that team was putting out there. Like in the (wildly unlikely) event that the Knicks get a whole lot better all of a sudden, how could anyone criticize their fans for not having stuck by them in recent times?
Bibby is just playing mind games. I like it. The game needs some more of this trash talk and rivalry. I dislike seeing Sheed blow kisses at the competition. To hell with Boston. And Atlanta.
It doesn't really matter what Bibby says in this series, since his team obviously has no chance at all. I can appreciate some trash talk, but the mindset behind his comments goes too far in the "you fans need to root for us no matter what we do, or else you're just bandwagon jumpers" direction. Pro athletes who feel that entitled are harder to root for, IMO. Fans of crappy teams have no other leverage to demand improvement outside of criticizing or withholding their support in some way.
I agree, it should be a bit heated in the post-season. Like our old Pacer, Miami and NJ series used to be like.
I just think it's kind of lame to go after another team's fans for something like that. There's plenty of stuff to say about the Celtics themselves, like that moronic jersey-popping nonsense, so stick with that and leave the fans out of it.
What exactly does the "jersey popping" represent? I don't get it?
Here's an article I just found about college players doing it, from a couple of years ago: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/22/sports/ncaabasketball/22uniforms.html Oddly enough, the article predicted that the trend would not migrate up to the NBA, but this year's Celtics didn't get the memo.
GOD BLESS ATLANTA! Up over 10 in the 4th of Game 3. Giving the Celtics all they can handle. GO HAWKS!
Boston looks tired. Fatigued leg syndrome?
I heard Doc Rivers talked to Flip Saunders on the phone last night and Flip gave Doc a few tips.
This is a little random, but i just saw a replay of the gesture that PP gave the ATL bench after the whole Al Horford thing, and i'm almost positive thats the bloods sign (don't ask me how i know LOL). WTH?!
replays on espn news
uh...yea thats what it appeared to be
However, his other fingers appear to be spread out. That would mean the opposite. Go figure.
A number one seed loses to a number 8 seed. I wonder if Boston fans are calling for the head of Doc Rivers and demanding that management blow up the team?
Hell no...they're just happy to be back in the playoffs again. Detroit fans hold the Pistons to a much higher standard and we've been disappointed for 3 years running.
wouldn't a few other negative things have to occur in order for there to be any real correlation between the current Pistons and the Current Celtics?
The sign of a good team/coach Doc calls out his players in the post game for playing "me" ball and not "team" ball. He said that all the players were trying to win the game themselves and not as a team.... So at the same time telling them they needed to work as a team he also gave players props for trying to win. So he gets his point across without losing the team.
win/lose/draw josh smith and josh childress are showing me something. i've always viewed both of them as talented losers that would never 'get it'. ncaa tournament and playoff basketball are both a key ingredient to development.
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