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Eddie House knows revenge is a dish best served with Heat

Aug 24, 2010, 11:48 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for ehouse.jpgEddie House liked being a part of the Boston Celtics. He was the gunner off the bench, a key part of a team that won a ring in 2008.

And last season they shipped him out to New York, a basketball wasteland at the time, for Nate Robinson. House admitted to the Arizona Republic he did not enjoy the move.

“That stung a little bit,” House said. “When you feel like you’re a main part of what the team is doing and you’re on a mission, to get the rug pulled out from under you and get sent to a team that has no shot . . . that kind of hurt.”

So now he’s with a bigger Big 3 in Miami, and he’s got his sights set on Boston.

“I compare it to the year I went to Boston when the Big 3 got together in 2007,” House said. “But this is going to be even bigger. This is going to be Boston on steroids.”

But can the Heat beat the steroid-free Celtics? Or Orlando in a seven game series? We are a long way away from finding out, but you can bet that Doc Rivers is right about one thing — how good the new Big 3 are will depend on their defense. Boston and its trio committed to defense first, that’s what got them a ring. We’ll see if the Heat three are willing to make that same commitment.

  1. D - Aug 24, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Kurt continually thinks he’s funny. Oh how he is mistaken.

  2. Anonymous - Aug 24, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Its a business, and always will be….Nothing personnel just business Eddie….

  3. eddie - Aug 24, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Is he going to start in Miami? I figure with Mike Miller there, Eddie will, once again, be coming off the bench.

  4. hnirobert - Aug 24, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    Eddie will probably be the 8th or 9th option. Wade, Chalmers (or Arroyo if Mario regresses), LBJ, Bosh and Big Z will be the starting five. Udonis, Miller and Arroyo (or Chalmers if Arroyo is starting PG) will be the first to come off the bench, and then House.

  5. yo - Aug 24, 2010 at 2:02 PM

    you just mad becausse kenny said nate robinson was you on steroids.

  6. Pat_B-Ball - Aug 24, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    New York wasn’t just a “basketball wasteland at the time.” It still is and will continue to be until D’Antoni is fired. The Celtics and Heat are both great franchises with classy coaches and management – the opposite of the Knicks.

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