The number one rule in sports is to never give the other team bulletin board material – everyone knows this.
You never want to give the other team extra motivation.
The Celtics have been good about this all playoffs. Every time Celtics players are asked about a series they are confident but give the other team the perfect amount of credit.
Sadly for the Celtics, a player on another team decided he was going to give the Heat bulletin board material.
He said they were gonna play Boston – despite the fact the series wasn’t over.
"We're gonna play Boston" 👀
Dray thinks the Warriors will face the Celtics in the Finals pic.twitter.com/inNeblMdjF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 27, 2022
Udonis Haslem mentioned him in his post-game interview:
"Draymond broke the code. You ain’t supposed to say some sh*t like that. That’s disrespectful. He let Shaq peer pressure him into saying some sh*t he ain’t got no business saying. I didn’t sleep much after he said that. That was some bullsh*t."
– Udonis Haslem on Draymond Green pic.twitter.com/eywWvLHl08
— Heat Nation (@HeatNationCom) May 28, 2022
PJ Tucker also mentioned him in his post-game interview:
"Tell Draymond I said I appreciate it."
PJ Tucker's message to Draymond Green after he predicted the Warriors would face the Celtics in the NBA Finals 👀pic.twitter.com/XG5KmKxn0J
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 28, 2022
Clearly, this was discussed in the locker room after it was said. Every player on this team thought this but PJ Tucker and Udonis Haslem just said it out loud.
As a Celtics fan, I guess I have to blame Draymond Green for our Game 6 loss.