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The Biggest Whiner on the Celtics is… Ray Allen?!?!

Jay October 1, 2010 Uncategorized 9 Comments

With all of the recent chatter about how the NBA referees will supposedly be issuing technical fouls at the mere sight of a player sneezing in their direction, it's natural for Celtic fans to feel a bit uneasy.  After all, they have essentially re-written the book on how to get rung up for a variety of reasons.  Just choose a random game from 2007 through 2010 and there's a solid chance you'll see someone on the C's generously donating a portion of their paycheck to the league.  We all know that Kendrick Perkins, Rasheed Wallace and Kevin Garnett get their fair share of technicals.  But none of them can claim ownership of the title of: "Biggest Whiner."

That distinction belongs none other to Ray Allen, at least statistically speaking.  The Wall Street Journal actually kept track of such stats as complaining after getting whistled for a foul, and here's a sampling of what they came up with:

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These stats were compiled through the first 5 games of the NBA Finals, and only consist of data from those 5 games.  Admittedly I'm a few months behind on this piece by the Wall Street Journal, and didn't notice it while I was in Los Angeles for Games 6 and 7.  Either way it's relatively surprising that Ray Ray is ranked that high.  Especially since he's widely considered such a class act for a lot of reasons, as evidenced by his WEEI interview this morning, among many others.

SI.com has a photo gallery that lists the "Top 16 Whiners" in the NBA, with Perk and Paul Pierce joining Ray on the list.  The list does not appear to be in any particular order, but it's hilarious to see Kobe Bryant on the first slide.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5cd064970c Count Istvan 17-11 9-3.

    Is there anybody east of the San Gabriels with less of a clue than David Stern? I swear that man is a freakin moron.

  • Mauritz

    With the way the judges were calling those games, you can’t be the least surprised by this.

  • Joseph 17-16 (it’s just a matter of time)

    As expected, Boston is the biggest bunch of b*tches in the NBA. And why the f*ck can’t that Count Istvan mother f’er count? It’s 17-16. The city of Boston knows, the NBA knows its, the entire sports world knows it. I guess inbreeding can only go so far.

  • Harry Balsagna

    Always good to hear from our friends in LA. Why so angry? That championship didn’t help your massive inferiority complex.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5cd064970c Count Istvan 17-11 9-3.

    Nothing could help that.

  • jared

    You know whats funny? Douchebags who count championships won in other cities. I bet LA fans really have a personal connection to george mikan. Hes like their Russell! (except he didnt want the team to move in the first place!)
    Even the Thunder didnt stoop so low.
    Totally pathetic.
    (another question. do C’s supporters troll Lakers sites as much as they do ours? I havent checked, and actually prefer to keep my dinner down, so..)

  • ShawnCVD

    Preaching to the choir. Joseph is a closet C’s fan. Now Shaq is here so he has to give him due service. Which he should considering how many titles Shaq brought the Flakers.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5cd064970c Count Istvan 17-11 9-3.

    I bet this list was complied by DJ Pork N Beans.

  • ShawnCVD

    Considering Allen had to guard Kobe it makes perfect sense he was caught “whining”.