Does he have something to prove to the Hawks?
anymore,’’ Williams said. “The first couple times I played against
them, I would tell you so. But now, I approach them just like another
“I don’t need those type of things to get me going. I have other personal things that get me going.’’
“It wasn’t a good situation that I came into, with the way things were
run there,” Williams added. “I never knew what to expect. I never knew
what was going on. I would have a good game, and then the next couple
of games I would barely play or not even play at all. I know rookies
have to go through ups and downs, but I just thought if somebody has a
good game they’d play the next game and not be held out. But I guess
they saw things differently.”
I'm the type of guy who holds a grudge for eternity. If I'm Shelden Williams, I'd want to destroy the Hawks and bitch-slap coach Mike Woodson every time I played against them. Shelden seems like such a laid back guy, there's probably a good amount of truth in his statements. But don't say they're just like any other team. That's like giving amnesty to the ex-girlfriend who dumped your ass to . The sting certainly diminishes greatly over time, but it's always there.
On Page 2, we wonder if the Hawks are still rivals.
Speaking of the Hawks, are they still considered a rival? It's been two years since the 7-game playoff series. As long as they have players to dislike – Mike Bibby, Al Horford – we as fans will always enjoy playing against Atlanta. But to call them rivals, there has to be more than a 5% chance of losing to them.
The rest of the links (are all about Shelden):
AJC – It's Time For Hawks To Win In Boston | Patriot Ledger – Williams Fitting In | Enterprise News: Williams Making Contribution | WEEI – For Williams, Daniels the Present is All That Matters