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Your Morning Dump… Where the Ainge/Riley feud is one step away from “Your momma” insults

Chuck - Red's Army March 30, 2013 Celtics News, Danny Ainge 6 Comments

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.

“Danny Ainge needs to shut the f— up and manage his own team,” Riley said in a statement issued by the team. “He was the biggest whiner going when he was playing and I know that because I coached against him.”

“I stand by what I said. That’s all. I don’t care about Pat Riley. He can say whatever he wants,” Ainge said in the runway shortly before the game.

Did he object to Riley calling him a whiner?

“What Pat said, that I whined and that I should manage my own team, is true,” Ainge said. “And what I said, that LeBron should be embarrassed about complaining about the officiating, is true.”

Ainge said he would keep it at the verbal level. Wearing frayed blue jeans and sneakers, he said, “I don’t want to mess up his Armani suits and all that hair goop. It would be way too expensive for me.”

ESPN Boston – Boston still gets Pat Riley riled up

You gotta love when the trash talk spills into the front office.

I can’t remember the last time an official team statement included an expletive. David Stern has to fine Pat Riley six-figures for that move. I also expect Stern to put the mute button on this whole thing.

As I said on last night’s Uburger halftime show, Riley’s trash talk has deflected all the attention from LeBron James. The Coddled One was getting crucified by media and fans (outside Miami) for whining about officiating. We were all reminded of how few foul calls LeBron James gets whistled for:

  • 1.5 fouls per game average for 2 seasons
  • fouled out of 1 game in 5 years
  • 17 games this season w/o a foul including 5 straight

Now what are we talking about?

Nice move, Riles.

Related links: Sun Sentinel – Riley blasts Ainge | Herald – Riley with choice words | CSNNE – Riley responds to Ainge | LeBron gives blueprint for getting in his head |

The rest of the links:

ESPN Boston – Randolph on the rebound | Rehabbing Rondo visits Cs | Rapid Reaction: Celtics 118 Hawks 107 | Globe – Celtics move back into gear | Williams, Randolph blending in nicely | Herald – Hawks no match for Pierce, Celtics | Rondo enjoys victory | Terry knows its time | CSNNE – Bradley: Randolph player of the game | Terry delivers | Pierce records triple double | Randolph delivers top performance

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  • http://twitter.com/REDSLOVECHILD RED`S LOVE CHILD

    Now, this is one classic “bitch-fest”!

    All that`s missing is Andy Cohen, from the Bravo network, sitting down with these two for an episode of “The Real Executives Of The NBA”.

  • Mike C

    Those stats for Lebron are absolutely UNBELIEVABLE!! 1.5 fouls average for two seasons. ONLY fouled out of ONE game in five years. Has any other forward who plays as physical as Lebron ever had (foul) stats like that. The REFS in this league are an absolute DISGRACE!!

    • LA Flake

      I’m telling you we need to start a chant at every Bos-Miami game: “JAMES NEVER FOULS! JAMES NEVER FOULS!”

  • Celticsfanatic

    Hahaha this is too good. An official statement saying “shut the eff up?” Then Ainge coming back with the pretty boy insult? Classic.

  • LA Flake

    Hair goop. lololol
    Miami Sissies!

  • Lee in Oregon

    For you guys who aren’t old enough to remember….Riley was/is a chain smoking Syracuse greaser, whose NBA game was on par with someone like Scal, For all the luck he’s had in his post-playing days, you’d think he wouldn’t be such a bitterman…….