On Monday, Spoelstra called Rondo’s trash talk "normal playoff chatter."
"I could really care less — couldn’t care less about what another player has to say about our team. The deeper you get into a competitive series, the more people [say], the more noise there tends to be."
Celtics coach Doc Rivers, a veteran when it comes to bulletin-board material, didn’t want to add to Rondo’s comments.
Asked if he saw the Heat complaining to the refs while studying game film, Rivers said, "We watch a lot of film, I’ll just stop there. Other than that, I don’t make comments on that. I mean, Rondo is very emotional, we like him to be intense. Obviously, if that motivates anybody else, that motivates anybody else. But if you need motivation at this point, there’s something wrong anyway."
You gotta love the list compiled by buzzfeed.com.
On Monday, the website published a story with the headline "66 Shows That Had Better Ratings Than The Stanley Cup Finals."
Game 1 of the Kings-Devils series on NBC had 2.9 million viewers. Game 2 had 2.54.
Buzzfeed then listed 66 shows that had higher ratings. Among them: CBS’ "Dogs In The City" with 6.72 million viewers, "So You Think You Can Dance" on Fox, which pulled in 7.15 million viewers, a rerun of "America’s Funniest Home Videos" on ABC with 4.8 million, and "Deadliest Catch" on Discovery with 2.99 million.
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