When the Boston Globe reported that the NBA will open its 2010-2011 season by having the Miami Heat play the Celtics at TD Garden, the commentary commenced. And the trash talking continued. While Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and Doc Rivers have all made their statements about the "Super Friends" in one form or another, it appears that Miami is not backing down.
In today's Miami Herald, Michael Wallace has some interesting quotes from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Sure, they're not exactly directed towards the Celtics, but you can read between the lines here. The absurdity continues this time with Wade. When Wade was asked about other teams talking smack, he had this to say:
“I understand people are going to say stuff. And we accept it with open arms,'' Wade said. “And even on the road, because every place is going to sell out when we come to town. So [opposing teams] can thank us now.''
Sure thing Dwyane, the rest of the NBA fandom will gladly thank you and your henchmen for providing us with a team that we can all loathe and opening root against, almost as hard as we root for our own teams to win.