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 San Antonio.
“Everybody basically sucked,’’ said the man who has been coach of the Spurs since 1996-97.
Gregg Popovich on Ray Allen: “Ray needs to work on his shooting. He only hit 13 out of 16. If it was practice, and you did pin-downs and came off of that, I don’t know if anyone in the league would hit 13 out of 16. He does it in a game. That’s pretty good.”
How can you not love Gregg Popovich?
On Page 2, some bitterness towards Ray and Paul.
Ray Allen got his groove going early and shot incredibly well the whole game. I would say "as always", but I am still bitter about his choke job in the Finals against the Lakers.
Pierce also had a good game, but honestly I don't care for him so I'll just ignore that. They keep calling him the franchise player, but remember that they were losers before Garnett became the leader there, and the leadership torch is passing from Garnett to Rondo, not Pierce. But the man can play, I have to give him that.
When I think back to the Finals, I don't think of Ray as a choker. Despite the one lights out game, he struggled with his shooting… but I wouldn't say he choked.
As for the dig on Pierce, apparenlty this guy thinks Paul should have led Kedrick Brown, Joe Forte and Vitaly Potapenko to the title.