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New Celtic Jason Terry already hates Heat, Lakers

Oct 15, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT

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Jason Terry loves being a Celtic.

He’s getting fresh Celtics ink. He’s hanging with the fine folks of Boston and working on the accent. He’s having fun in a city that embraces its basketball team like few others.

Oh, and he’s hating the Heat and Lakers.

Terry is blogging his experiences this season for ESPNBoston.com and authored this:

It didn’t take me long to embrace being a Celtic. I hate whoever they hate. The Lakers are number one up there and the Heat aren’t too far behind. Doc tells us every day to think about the Heat. Not only does he tell us, but the film plays over and over if you go to the practice facility. Before practice and after practice, that series [2012 Eastern Conference Finals] is playing over and over on the television.

The Celtics/Lakers rivalry is the NBA gold standard, because it stretches back more than 50 years and one of those teams wins a ring in half those seasons.

But the Lakers are the problem the Celtics hope to have to deal with. Doc Rivers is spot on — the Heat are the first hurdle between Boston and its goal. Boston’s roster is put in place to match up with the Heat and would give them a challenge. But still, they have to get there and be ready for a Heat team that beat them last year and will be better this time around. Doc gets it.

And Terry gets it. And he gets being a Celtics.

  1. jjordannba - Oct 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    He gets being a *Celtic

  2. lakerluver - Oct 15, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    It’s going to be a fan tas tic NBA season!! Looking forward to my beloved LAKERS hanging banner no. 17 when it’s all said and done!!…Let’s see how long it takes my stalker to reply!! Tee Hee Hee!!

  3. cosme27 - Oct 15, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    At lakerluver, why would they hang a 2013 heat championship banner on staple center?

    • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Oct 15, 2012 at 8:37 PM

      And since when did the Heat get 16 banners? He specifically said banner 17. XP

      At the rate you guys are going, not in this lifetime.

      On topic: That’s the way to go, Coach Doc! Hope you get to effectively channel that hate into positive results.

      Go Celtics! Go Lakers!

      • jjordannba - Oct 15, 2012 at 8:46 PM

        “Go Celtics! GO Lakers!” ???? I don’t think that’s legal

      • guyaneserj - Oct 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM

        LMAO!

      • Foul Dwimmerlaik - Oct 18, 2012 at 7:53 PM

        “Go Celtics! GO Lakers!” ???? I don’t think that’s legal

        Not when you’re an NBA fan and not just some homer.

        I’m a Laker fan but I do appreciate what the Celtics bring to the NBA table. I would love to see them again compete in the NBA Finals and slug it out again for the most number of championships.

  4. samwade611 - Oct 15, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    what a homo…oopppss Kobe said that

  5. j0esixpack - Oct 15, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Don’t worry samwade… Bozosforall will be here soon to do his impression of the gay-hating gay guy from “American Beauty” (he doesn’t realize he’s not fooling anyone)

    As a Celtics fan I’m willing to admit that the Lakers are the best team on paper this year.

    Of course, the best team on paper hardly ever wins the championship.

    • cjkasino - Oct 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      Correction…just because the media says the lakers have the best team on paper doesn’t mean its true….they do have the best sg/c combo THAT’S IT…there pg is 40 and can’t play defense…power foward is soft as silk …and small forward is a head case who can’t shoot dribble or pass…and their bench is HORRIBLE have u seen that bench??? When they play they’ve been losing by am average of 20+ points… so don’t believe everything u hear and read buddy best teams have a good starting core and great bench or great starting core and good bench so with that being said… if you’re a Celtics fan as u say u are u should alr know tje Celtics have that combo starting core and bench

  6. lakerluver - Oct 15, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    @cosme27
    The Heat have “one heat wonders” written all over them!! Don’t expect Shane B and Mike M to shoot the lights out again this season. And shortened seasons should have an asterisk next to them, anyway! Go LAKERS!!

    • brokerhenry - Oct 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM

      @lakerluver:

      You said not to expect Shane Battier and Mike Miller to shoot lights out again. I’ve got to ask you a question and hope you respond. What if they do? We could look at statistics and the law of averages all day long, but one thing for sure is that if you give cold blooded killers, like shooters any hope or spark, they will kill you. This season is one that will go down as one of the best ever. OKC is pissed off and hungry as hell. Kobe is not getting any younger and he wants another one. The same can be said of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Chicago is not going to contend this year, so it will be between the Pacers, Celtics and Heat in the east. I think the ECF is going to be a repeat Celtic – Heat rematch, with the Heat winning.

      The west on the other end is a different kettle of fish altogether. The Spurs are not slinking away. Denver is hungry and into that mix, add the Clippers, with the Rockets having an outside chance. This is going to be one “fracking” fight where every game is going to matter for seeding purposes and to avoid certain teams until later. When was the last time we had a season like that?!?! Whoever is healthiest at the end wins the west. That is what it is going to come down to. As a fan of basketball, I could not ask for more.

      Which brings me back to what you said at the beginning. I think the Heat perimeter shooters go crazy again, including Mike Miller, and I think they repeat.

    • cjkasino - Oct 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      @lakerluver all though i hate your name and the ending of your statement…lol
      But i do greatly agree with your statement…i do believe they will be “one heat wonders”
      Go Celtics

  7. 1972wasalongtimeago - Oct 16, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    The Jason Terry Show continues!!! Keep talking. When you underachieve, Celtics fans will eat you alive, even before the Heat do.

  8. cjkasino - Oct 17, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    I didn’t realize there were so many dumbass fans….i mean dayum i thought some of you knew basketball and didn’t just go by what u see on first take and sportcenter…THE cHEAT have not done anything significant to their team…they added the back up2 guard from the celtics and added a power forward who think that he is a 2guard and who hasn’t been worth squat since he played in orlando and even then tje Celtics owned him (YouTube it)…mike miller is wack and just had one good game he will NEVER shoot that way again…there’s a reason why he has team hopped his whole career… shane discovered his shot he was consistently hitting that corner 3 all playoffs …guarantee if the celtics meet the heat in the ecf If the heat can even get there that great fortune 3’s won’thwon’t happen agaim….celtics have too many runners to d them up jeff green back…bradley was missing he’ll be back…jet..c lee…pp rondo ….hahaha ppl get lebrons nut sack from in front of your eyes and see the truth no pun intended…go c’s

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