Skip to content

Rondo, Rivers fire back Wade for “punk play” comment

Nov 1, 2012, 5:01 PM EST

That’s the play in question.

Rajon Rondo, for much of the Celtics season opener against the Heat, felt he wasn’t getting the calls when he drove the lane, particularly on contact with Dwyane Wade. So with the game out of reach in the final minute, a frustrated he gave a little of what he felt he was getting to Wade.

Rondo got a flagrant for that. After the game, Wade called it a “punk play.”

Thursday, both Doc Rivers and Rajon Rondo fired back.

Rivers — who has said previously he didn’t think Rondo deserved a flagrant for that, said he thought Wade was tougher than this, via the twitter of A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com.

 

Then there was what Rondo said after Thursday’s practice, videoed by ESPN (hat tip to The Point Forward):

“I mean, I don’t think it was a hard foul. [Wade] sold it a little bit, and that’s basketball. They were up, he drove to the hole, I didn’t want to give up a layup. Simple as that. I didn’t yank him down, or, dirty plays that you’ve seen him play in the past. So that’s what it is.”

It’s pretty clear Rondo was referring to the play in the playoffs a couple years back where Wade and Rondo got tangled up and went to the ground and Rondo ended up with his elbow bent backwards. An injury that took Rondo a long time to recover from. This feud has some history to it.

This Celtics vs. Heat feud — whether it is Rondo and Wade or Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen — is going to go on all season. But if the Celtics want real revenge there is only one way to get it, and in that first game Miami showed Boston where the benchmark is.

  1. thestewman3 - Nov 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    When did Doc Rivers become Rex Ryan? Show some class Doc.

    • hehateme2 - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      You can smell the fear and desperation. Doc knows what is coming… another Heat Championship.

      • doorharp11 - Nov 8, 2012 at 7:03 AM

        What twolves are winning it this year! No one talks about this team but they have the new talent and the coachong! Once rubio and love come back watch these guys play ball its great entertainment for any true basketball fan! These twolve are for real!

    • captainwisdom8888 - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:09 PM

      Rondo is the suh of the nba! Mad dirty. And he gets away w it because he is the size of an infant

  2. allen227 - Nov 1, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    The Yankees play in the NBA?

  3. jucam1 - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Not a fan of either team but these weak Celtic excuses coming from the team and their fans are sad…. Your team is old and CAN’T beat the Heat…. Not a big deal, no one in the East can, just please stop making excuses. You let the Sixers almost beat you last year and they had all kinds of injuries too…. This year the C’s maybe a bit better but they are a year older and other teams have caught up…. Regardless, you are now Miami’s little bi$ch, they own you. Acting “tough” only makes the team and its fans look sad.

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 3, 2012 at 12:48 PM

      Soon they will start blaming the refs.

  4. kacapaco - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    Wade is a bitching PUNK.

  5. rodge1 - Nov 2, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    @nycalldayz
    Really, ‘mama’ jokes? Typical NY-bitch who wishes her team was better.

  6. paulhargis53 - Nov 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Bozo, I’d wish you’d lose your job too, but it seems you were already fired from the sperm bank for drinking on the job.

    • bozosforall - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      Sounds like you are projecting again, Pudhummer53. Too bad the sperm bank let you go…now you will just have to start getting your man juice directly from the source.

  7. paulhargis53 - Nov 2, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Andy: I’m thinking he and lakerluver may be one and the same. LL is a big Yankees fan too.

    It wouldn’t suprisre me,they are both sad pathetic losers.

    • bozosforall - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM

      No one here could be any bigger of a loser than you, Pudhummer53.

  8. doorharp11 - Nov 8, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    What twolves are winning it this year! No one talks about this team but they have the new talent and the coachong! Once rubio and love come back watch these guys play ball its great entertainment for any true basketball fan! These twolve are for real!

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Who will land Josh Smith?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Durant (9831)
  2. K. Martin (7092)
  3. D. Rose (6810)
  4. K. Leonard (6781)
  5. T. Parker (6544)
  1. C. Bosh (6475)
  2. T. Jones (6388)
  3. J. Teague (6002)
  4. K. Bryant (5983)
  5. D. Williams (5951)