Doc Rivers Wants The Boston Celtics To Hate The Miami Heat

The Miami Heat bounced the Boston Celtics from the Eastern Conference Finals in a thrilling seven game series that made the rivalry even more intense.

Then Ray Allen bolted to the Heat during the free agency period for less money, and that made the rivalry even more intense.

USA Today via Celtics Blog.com is reporting that head coach Doc Rivers wants the rivalry even more intense.

“Honestly, I don’t care about the Lakers,” Rivers¬†told veteran reporter Bob Ryan¬†during a Q&A session at Boston Community Development Group’s Hoop Dreams event. “I have my eye squarely on Miami. I come up to my players during the year — they’re in the facility now — I bring up Miami every single day to them. I want them to hate them. I want them to beat them. That’s gotta be our focus.”

This upcoming NBA season may be like one we’ve never seen before.