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Your Morning Dump… Where Ray was pissed at his teammates

RedsArmyAdmin February 2, 2011 Uncategorized 15 Comments

Ray allen yelling
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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

The Boston Celtics were losing, on the road, by near double-digits to a Sacramento team that's among the worst in the NBA.

So as Allen made his way towards the C's locker room at the half, he lit into this teammates in a way seldom seen or heard.

"I don't normally do that," Allen said.

Coach Doc Rivers stood outside the locker room and heard it all multiple voices.

"You could hear them talking that, 'We don't play that way. That's not Celtics basketball.' I heard Ray [Allen] and Kevin [Garnett]."

But according to players, it was Allen whose voice seemed to dominate all others.

[...] "Ray was kind of mad at us," Perkins said. "We just had to take it, bounce back and go from there. I thought guys came back in, took the coaching well, came in with the right mindset."

[...] "I was pissed at the way we played," Allen said of the team's first half performance. "I felt we took their confidence away [at the start of the game]. Going into the second quarter, I felt we gave them confidence back by not playing, not having energy."

CSNNE: Allen gets hot on the floor and in the locker room

Kevin Garnett yells, screams and curses when he's picking out which cereal to have for breakfast… so sometimes his halftime tirades can fall on deaf ears. 

But when Ray's pissed… now THAT gets people's attention. 

The C's didn't exactly come out like world-beaters in the second half.  Sacramento hung around for pretty much the whole game.  BUT, the C's did play better… and they played well enough to win.  And as Chuck said after the game… wins at the end of west coast swings don't have to be pretty.  They just have to be wins. 

And maybe we can dispel the notion that these guys don't care.  This would have been an easy game to pack in… but the halftime yelling shows that they care about these wins.  They've got a 3 game lead on Miami and 3.5 on Chicago… so they clearly don't feel like they have much wiggle room.  

So good win by the C's.  And because of the weather, they get an extra day in beautiful Sacramento to soak it all in.  

Paradise.

Related Links: Globe: Allen's blast lifted them

On Page 2: Doc's coaching the All Stars

After the final buzzer Tuesday, Celtics captain Paul Pierce walked over and embraced coach Doc Rivers. While Pierce was probably happy to have emerged from this four-game west coast trip with a 3-1 record, his sly smile also suggested he used the moment to remind Rivers that he's Los Angeles-bound for the NBA's 60th annual All-Star game. 

With Tuesday's win, Boston improved to 37-11 and ensured it will have the best winning percentage in the East by the All-Star cutoff date of Feb. 6. Rivers, who utilizes much of his free time to jet around the country to watch his kids' athletic endeavors, probably didn't want to spend four days in Los Angeles for what amounts to a star-studded exhibition, but his star-laden roster could include as many as four Celtics reserves (non-starters are selected by coach's vote and will be unveiled later this week). 

What's more, good friend and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will coach the West All-Stars. Rivers also coached the East All-Stars during the 2008 game in New Orleans, before Boston went on to claim Banner 17.

ESPN Boston: Rapid Reaction II

Congrats to Doc and staff.  Here's hoping you get the four Celtics you deserve to go with you on the trip. Although I'm not sure I want to see our guys running around in spandex jerseys.

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Yeah…. umm…. maybe we don't want Shaq playing in this one. (via The Basketball Jones)

Related links:  Globe: Finish fit for a King  |  MWDN:  Celtics deserving of rare All Star feat

The rest of the links:

Herald:  Celtics surge past Kings  |  Shaq won't dwell on his stats  |  Walton gushes about Green then and now  |  CSNNE:  On KG, Bin Laden, the Twitterverse & you  |  Rivers urges Rondo to get to the free throw line  |  Celts finish trip with win over King  |  ESPN Boston:  Rapid reaction I  |  Forsberg on NBA Today  |  Biggest threat to C's in the East?  |  WEEI:  Better late than never for C's  |  Talking Hoops episode 4  |  Doctor knows best  |  Globe: O'Neal isn't starting anything  

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  • green8teen

    hahaha that morning breakfast line was great

  • CelticsSuck4Ever

    Ray ray is no tough guy. No one should be scared if he is pissed. Now if he were to take a dump on a teammate that would be a different story.
    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DRJ

    I vote to leave this comment exactly as is… you know, as a monument to the monumental stupidity of the trolls.

  • DRJ

    I can’t tell if the Sacramento line is sarcasm or not! That’s one ugly city, ya know…….
    I had the impression the Cs came back in the 2nd half because that brat Cousins just ticked them off so much, they couldn’t stand the thought of having him actually win.
    Feel sorry for Doc. Maybe he can get the ‘flu’ or something…..

  • Nora

    Our IQs are all being lowered by these Lakers trolls. Which means that Lakers trolls have very little of IQ to function on. LOL

  • CelticsSuck4Ever

    I’ll admit that Ray is way more clutch than Kobe, and Kobe could only dream as being as efficient as Pierce.
    But no one on the Celtics is good enough to hoist 30+ shots a game. You know the amount of arm strength that takes? The amount of sacrifice it takes to ignore your open teammates?
    That is greatness.

  • greenbeand

    if ray’s p/o you know his mom is too

  • Doc javagoogle

    *Psst*
    We know. It hurts.
    We recommend Ubuntu Haemorrhoid cream.
    It’s great for footupyerassatosis.
    Trolling won’t help.
    Love,
    Doc javagoogle

  • Doc javagoogle

    *Psst*
    We know. It hurts.
    We recommend Ubuntu Haemorrhoid cream.
    It’s great for footupyerassatosis.
    Trolling won’t help.
    Love,
    Doc javagoogle

  • Doc javagoogle

    *Psst*
    We know. It hurts.
    We recommend Ubuntu Haemorrhoid cream.
    It’s great for footupyerassatosis.
    Trolling won’t help.
    Love,
    Doc javagoogle

  • Classless

    I’m pretty sure the entire team cares once they’re on the floor. Its leading up to games that traps this team mentally.

  • Sarah

    HAHAHAHA. loser.

  • DRJ

    Feb 2, 2011 – Los Angeles – AP wire – The Western Branch of the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) warned today that a new, heretofore unknown disease is spreading quickly eastward from its origins in the greater Los Angeles area. The cause of this new syndrome, known as footupyerassatosis (FUYA), is unknown, though investigators are hard at work trying to identify the causative vector. For now, FUYA is believed to be transmitted by a microscopic worm, Fuyastis moronica, which has mysteriously worked its way into the drinking water in Los Angeles. Because the highest level of infection is found in Lakers fans (all ages, sex and races), the investigation is centering in and around the Staples Center in LA. Kobe Bryant, star of the Los Angeles Lakers, has admitted that he and fellow Lakers player Ron Artest did swim in the Greater Monfoolfuk Basin 14 days ago (Bryant explained: “we just wanted to cleanse our bodies for the big showdown with Boston”), and that the two took turns picking their feet in the waters of the reservoir, as part of their “cleansing” ritual. Authorities believe this might be the source of FUYA, and are working to prove it.
    The CDC also warned that this disease is spreading via a frightening, hitherto unheard-of method: For the first time in recorded history, a human disease is spreading through the Internet. Specifically, any Lakers fan who participates in any online blog has an 82% chance of becoming infected with FUYA within the first 18 minutes. Within 2 hours, the brains of such people are permanently damaged, transforming them into absolute blithering morons. There is no known cure.

    (Just thought you’d wanna know…..)

  • javagoogle

    ‘Fuyastis Moronica’.
    Nice!!
    Shades of Ali G: FUYAKASHA!!!
    In other Ron Artest news;
    In his quest for a more ‘fun’ workplace, Crazyburger is considering the role of the Chuck E Cheese mascot.
    When asked why, he said: “Look at me! Do I not have the face for this gig? Where is Pluto?!”
    Bring a helmet. And lots of happyjuice.

  • Goceltics

    Way to go Ray!