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Terry eager to show his Celtics pride
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On October 17, 2012 @ 3:59 am In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Zachary Ward, USA Today Sports
Jason Terry wasted no time endearing himself to Boston Celtics fans.
The shooting guard has been keeping a blog for ESPN Boston, and his latest entry focuses on his hate of two Celtics archrivals, the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers:
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. We start off the season against them (Oct. 30 in Miami). Obviously the road to the championship goes through the champions and that’s the Miami Heat. I take it on. I take it on personally. This is just a part of me, my make up, and my character.
If anti-Heat is what Doc Rivers wants, Terry was the right guy to bring in. He already disliked the Heat for ruining a 2-0 lead for his Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 Finals, a series loss that sat with him and motivated him towards the revenge he got five years later.
In 2011 he was a part of a true team effort by Dallas to upset the most hyped trio of superstars in league history in the NBA Finals. It was the contributions of role players like him on that Mavs team that really broke Miami’s back. And it was his “Jet” celebration that threw a dagger through the hearts of Heat fans, serving as an annoying and gut-wrenching reminder that he was the one coming up clutch in that series not LeBron.
The Celtics lost Ray Allen to the Heat this offseason, so replacing him with Terry makes perfect sense. He’s a player equipped to grasp the team’s storied and recent rivalries. And he’s already showing the stylings of a Celtic to make Kevin Garnett proud.
H/T Got’em Coach
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