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 Toronto.
Caught the better part of this one on a stream which had Tommy Heinsohn mouthing off randomly. The man is the greatest example of why strokes should be taken seriously and not ignored. Clearly he’s suffered many in his years and its affected his reasoning on topics ranging from basketball to talking without spitting. In fact, I’m pretty sure he had one in the third quarter when a Raptors played picked up a charge on a 50-50 call.
Briefly on this game, it wasn’t pretty from the start and it didn’t get much better. The Raptors’ effort was again great, unfortunately, the Celtics treated this one as close to a real game in the first half and that included playing great defense.
I find Tommy’s homerism and rants amusing, but I completely understand how fans of opposing teams could find him “unlistenable.”
Some of the commenters on this Raptors blog ripped Tommy for his belief that DeMar DeRozan taunted Avery Bradley by stepping over him after a foul. Except for initially saying DeRozan stepped on Bradley, Tommy was right on.