Last night, the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets played what could be considered an extremely physical game.
So physical, that three players ended up being ejected for fighting. Rajon Rondo, Kris Humphries, and Gerald Wallace all were kicked out of the game.
One might conclude that these teams consider themselves tough. Celtics head coach Doc Rivers was quick to shoot that down, however.
“We’re a soft team right now,” Rivers said, per NESN.com.
“We have no toughness, and that stuff’s not toughness. All that stuff, that’s not toughness.”
The Celtics are only 8-7 through the first 15 games this season.
Perhaps Doc is just trying to motivate his players.
But after going on a run all the way to the Eastern conference finals last season after being under .500 at the all-star break, I have learned to not be too concerned about the Celtics.
They’ll figure it out.