In the latest episode ofThe ticket and the truth Podcast, former Boston Celtics stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had some strong words about where they feel about the Miami Heat’s position this season and what might be holding them back. Pierce criticized the stars of the second team and called Pam Adebayo inconsistent, while Garnett doubted the identity of the current Heat team.
“What is the identity of Miami?” Garnett asked. “That’s the first thing I ask myself. They were known as the defensive team that could score the ball. Now, they’ve switched to a 3-point shooting team with a range of ball movement. I’m still trying to figure out who they are. They really don’t have an identity.”
“Like I said, Jimmy Butlerlike you say this to say, “So what? I’m supposed to wait 82 matches to see if it Jimmy Butler You’ll give me something like about 36, some 40, some 45? He doesn’t even seem to have that kind of energy to do some things – like that. “
Udonis Haslam claps again at Celtics Stars
Heat culture stand-up and twenty-year veteran Odonis Haslem have captured the comments made by Pierce and Garnett and shared a screenshot of the article on Hit Nation’s Instagram post with a message of his own.
“No matter what you say, it won’t change that whooping ass you got all back in the day!!! I know a lot about closing windows because we all blasted shit and shut you all down forever!!! #L7 #sixgamesinyallalreadyhating” Haslem posted on his Instagram Story.
Haslam recalled the time the Heat ended the Celtics’ Big Three era by eliminating them from the playoffs in two consecutive seasons in the 2010-2011 NBA as well as the 2011-12 season before acquiring Ray Allen from the Celtics in the 2012 offseason which helps explain the rivalry between the two teams.
People on Twitter noted Haslem’s statement and it’s moves like this and the imposition of heat culture that make it important for Heat to save a spot on the veterans list.
Previous comments about the Boston Celtics by Haslim
This isn’t the first time Haslem has spoken about the Celtics team in the comments. He had a viral reaction when he defended Heat and former Celtic goalkeeper Ray Allen for his decision to sign with Miami during the height of the Celtics-Heat rivalry.
In an interview on Joe Rose Show, Haslem defended his former teammate:
“I mean, they have to let that go. I think when you get to a point where you are a free agent, you have the opportunity to make your best decision. Quality of life: Boston, Miami? Ah, you guys can tell. … I mean, I understand, because in That time it was kind of a rivalry between us and Boston. But even when they had Ray, we beat them. So it wasn’t like Ray came in and helped us get over the edge.”
Allen’s decision to join the Heat paid off when he won the NBA title with the team in 2013, and fired one of the most famous shots in NBA Finals history against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six, helping the Heat make their way home. The second title in a row.