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 Detroit.
Of course, Kevin Garnett, after earning three unwarranted superstar calls, filibustered his knee and had to leave this embarrassment. Meanwhile, Paul Pierce threw Tayshaun Prince into a cameraman, and that was okay. You know, the Celtics play hard, so they earn those calls for some reason.
For Pistons fans, it was “what goes around’’ for Garnett.
Fueled by Piston Charlie Villanueva’s Twitter claim that Garnett called him a “cancer patient’’ in the Celtics’ first trip to Detroit Nov. 2, one fan behind the Boston bench screamed, “That’s what you get for making fun of cancer patients.’’
Coaches and players shot the fan glares, security gave a halfhearted reprimand, and the Celtics’ Shaquille O’Neal offered his own verbal retaliation.
“Shut your stupid [expletive] up,’’ he said.
Why would I expect an ounce of class from Detroit Pistons fans and bloggers?
We've taken shots at many players, but never have we reveled in someone's injury.