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Celtics Doc Rivers going with the "pain of losing as motivation" route

Sep 1, 2010, 6:55 PM EDT

Losing sucks. Getting close to the ultimate goal and losing really, really sucks.

Thumbnail image for Celtics_huddle.jpgIt’s why the Orlando Magic had a photo of the Lakers celebrating in Orlando at the entrance to their weight room, as a reminder. And as a result… okay, not a great example of results. But you get the idea.

Doc Rivers is doing the same thing with Boston in a sense — he wants his guys to remember how losing game seven felt, as he told Marc Spears of Yahoo!

“That won’t go away. I had dinner with [Rajon] Rondo and ‘Baby’ [Glen Davis(notes)] in Vegas and they were talking about how much it hurts. I said, ‘I hope it hurts you for the rest of your life. It should.’ “

He hopes to have better success with this tactic than Stan Van Gundy did.

  1. Teehov - Sep 1, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Suck it Boston! U can’t stop tha MAMBA!!!!

  2. boston rules - Sep 1, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    f u

  3. Barry - Sep 2, 2010 at 12:07 PM

    It’s not pleasant to see old men cry.

  4. dball - Sep 2, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    I hope they feel more & worse pain in 2011.

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