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Enemy Chatter: “I’m going to cry”

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from New York.

Ugh. It's been over half an hour, I've taken my postgame shower, and I'm still a wreck. I think Joamiq summed up how a lot of us felt after that ending. Had Paul Pierce's game-winning step-back J been the end of the story, I'd be okay right now. It was a bummer, but I saw that one coming. What I didn't see coming was a spot-on Amar'e Stoudemire three that sent me into a screaming, windmilling frenzy before I realized it was launched well after the buzzer sounded. The human nervous system is not equipped to deal with such an emotional swing.

Poasting and Toasting

While I certainly respect a blogger who wears his heart on his sleeve, I can only say…


On Page 2, the Knicks heartbreak hurts so good.

In their hearts, they knew. They had seen Amar’e Stoudemire hesitate ever so slightly as he squared up from beyond the 3-point arc, beyond the top of the key. They had seen the bright red rectangle bordering the backboard flash in that eye-blink before the ball left Stoudemire’s fingertips, even if they badly wanted their eyes to lie to them once the ball splashed through the twine.

Sure they knew. The Knicks knew. The 19,763 people in the stands knew (minus Spike Lee, that is, who wanted to share a bold word or two with a Celtic or three).

They knew, and didn’t care. The Knicks hugged each other and jumped on each other and waited for the scoreboard to reflect a 119-118 victory. The crowd knew, and didn’t care, roaring like it was 80 degrees and May outside, not 20 degrees and December, a bellow that came from the deepest reaches of their soul, from so many nights when they’d been forced to stay quiet as a novitiate.

This is pathetic. Don't New Yorkers have any self-respect and dignity?

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  • Don

    My friend was at the game and said the crowd was chanting “you got stabbed” at Pierce (which I thought would be classless enough to just be an LA chant). Probably why he bowed to the crowd at the end.

  • Nora

    If that is the case there should be no whining from Knicks fans about ‘antics’ of the C’s after the game

  • PP > Kobe

    Knicks fan call us douches and yet their yelling “you got stabbed”. Stay classy New York, stay classy.

  • PP > Kobe

    Knicks fan call us douches and yet their yelling “you got stabbed”. Stay classy New York, stay classy.

  • KY Celts fan

    I read the postgame comments from Poasting and Toasting, and there were quite a few about stabbing. Other fans called them out and said there was no place for that, but most found it enjoyable. Knicks fans, worse than Lakers fans. At least they have the rings to back their talk up.

  • PP > Kobe

    Those punks wouldn’t live if they got stabbed 11 times…

  • PP > Kobe

    Those punks wouldn’t live if they got stabbed 11 times…

  • Lee in Oregon

    Ainge is on WEEI right now saying Rondo is down for approx 2 weeks. SHIT!

  • NineSevenEight

    I don’t get the humor in someone being stabbed. Who would wish that on anyone? Or call someone a coward (which I’ve read multiple times today) because they were stabbed? As opposed to what? I’m pretty sure PP had a lot more on his mind, his life for one thing, than how Knicks or any other fans would perceive him to be in the future.
    Stupid me. I don’t get it…

  • Goceltics

    Knicks SUCK. Take that, you No Defense Pricks. We beat you at half strength.We played their style and still won. Rivalry Please! We did not even play them tough. This was a preseason game for us. What a joke NY is. Bunch of HOMOS.

  • Goceltics

    Hey Lakers There is a new sheriff in town! That trophy is coming back to Boston Baby!

  • Goceltics


  • Second that

  • thetitleisours

    So happy Spike Lee is unhappy though. Hate that guy lol

  • Jared

    To your question about self respect and dignity..
    No and No.
    Those things go out the window when you live in a city that perpetually smells like rancid piss.

  • Actually the Knicks played very well. You should show them a little more respect. that game could have easily went the other way. If I were the Clets, I would watch after the Knicks. they’re creeping up to them.