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.
“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.