Miami Disregards Rondo’s ‘Hit the Deck’
So a day after Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo said, “they’ve got to hit the deck, too,” the Miami Heat treated the comment as routine postseason fodder.
“I mean,” forward LeBron James said, “I don’t really prepare for something I already think that’s going to happen every game, so I don’t have to prepare for it.”
“We’re men just like they’re men. We’re not going let nobody come in and punk us,” guard Dwyane Wade said. “But that’s not our mentality, to go out there and make people hit the deck.”
“That’s all part of the playoffs,” he (Miami coach Erik Spoelstra) said of the rhetoric. “Nope, we’re not even going to get into it. It’s about the game. And we understand that. There will be a lot of different distractions and noise out there.”