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Enemy Chatter: Rondo treated Heat guards like they were chairs

Chuck - Red's Army April 2, 2012 Uncategorized 8 Comments

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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 Miami.

Rondo, treating Heat point guards Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole like they were chairs, was his herky-jerky best. He had 16 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists in 37 minutes. It was his 18th career triple-double and 14 of them have come on national television.

ESPN Daily Dime - (Brian Windhorst)

Better start calling Rondo "Head start" because he's always three steps ahead of everybody. Like most teams, the Heat prefer to give Rondo space because he couldn't shoot fish in a barrel, but the downside of that is he can see the floor and carve out what he wants. Rondo got everything he pleased and played in complete control, finishing with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists.

ESPN – Heat Reaction

Rajon Rondo may have abused the Heat guards, but there was ZERO help defense. Did Joel Anthony make a single play?

And why didn't we see LeBron James cover Rondo? Isn't he supposed to be the stopper?

On Page 2, D-Wade's kind words for Avery Bradley's block.

But it was certainly a play that caught the attention of Wade, as the cameras caught the Heat guard mouthing a few words to Bradley after the block.

“It was a pretty athletic block,” Wade said. “I patted him on the butt and said, ‘You looked like me on that block, kid. Good job.’ ”

Herald – Bradley blocks out Wade

The exchange captured on camera did not appear to be cordial. I was guessing Wade was bitching about Bradley getting lucky.

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

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  • RyanH

    Gotta like how Wade can’t help but celebrating himself when complimenting Avery. Avery lit him up and Wade was trying to trash talk him? That’s the epitome of being a self-absorbed prick.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    gotta admit the heat played and looked like an absolute disconnected uninterested group of pathetic egos. come playoff time i could see this group shutting it off w/o blinking.

  • classless

    To retort your Rondo retweet: nobody expects him to drop triple doubles every night. But we do expect consistency and effort everynight, which until the last few weeks have been lacking. As you can see, he is the one huge advantage Boston has over Miami and can swing a 7 game series. Can he do this for 7 games? I don’t know..let’s hope

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mattwilding Matt Wilding

    I like how they say that Rondo can’t shoot fish in a barrel, despite his 16 points, including a long 3.

  • putjinthehall

    @classless
    Can he do this for 7 games? I don’t know..let’s hope
    Where the hell have you been for the past 4 years?

  • paul

    You are so very right. Rondo is the only player with inconsistencies in his game (I mean, apart from EVERY OTHER PLAYER). Sheesh.

  • NorthernGreen

    He doesn’t need to do it for seven games, only four good ones in a row!

  • sev

    if he dominates 2 games that they win, than the big three with nice bench play, and at least good play from Rondo can get it done. Each one of these hall of famers is almost a lock for at least one dominate game per playoff series. I just get so frustrated thinking about what danny really put together with jeff green and wilcox and even JO would be serviceable for some toughness(played good in last years playoffs) nm if they had gotten david west. However with wilcox they could have had bass come off the bench or limit kg at center when he has a mix match that doesn’t favor him.