Terry: Humphries is 'soft'

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Terry: Humphries is 'soft'

BOSTON -- Jason Terry tried to play the role of peacemaker during the Boston Celtics altercation with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, but he had fighting words for former teammate Kris Humphries after the game.  
"Some guys are tough. Some guys pretend to be. He's one of those that pretends to be," said Terry. "I played with him (on the 2009-10 Dallas Mavericks). Maybe that's the role (head coach) Avery (Johnson) wants him to have, but he could leave that to somebody else."  
Humphries fouled Garnett in the second quarter (which Terry deemed "unnecessary"), knocking him to the ground as he drove to the basket. Rajon Rondo then pushed Humphries and a scuffle spilled into the stands. Rondo and Humphries, along with Gerald Wallace, were ejected.   
Terry described Humphries as "soft" when they played together three seasons ago. When he was told head coach Doc Rivers also called the Celtics "soft," Terry had a quick response.   
"Well Humphries might as well come play with us then if that's the case," he replied. 

Ainge: McHale's clothesline on Rambis was 'sweet'

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Ainge: McHale's clothesline on Rambis was 'sweet'

If you know anything about basketball in the 1980s and early 1990s, you know it was a physical game. And in the playoffs, that physicality multiplied.

The Boston Celtics were no exception to that. There are countless highlights of Celtics players getting into it with their opponents, but perhaps the most famous incident was when Kevin McHale clothelined the Lakers' Kurt Rambis in Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was a member of that team, and discussed that play on Thursday morning with the guys from the Toucher and Rich Show.

“I remember that we were at shootaround the morning of the Kevin McHale / Kurt Rambis clothesline incident,” Ainge said. “They had just beat us by 30 . . . it was Hollywood showtime Lakers all the way and we were humiliated. We came to practice the next day and we had some guys chirping about that, like, ‘We have to take some hard fouls. We cannot let these guys fast break over us and dunk on us in transition. We have to take some hard fouls.’ And I said to the whole team, I like screamed at them, I said, ‘Hey listen, I’m booed in every arena in this league because I’m the only guy who takes hard fouls. I need some of you guys to take some hard fouls. And sure enough Kevin clothelined Kurt Rambis and that was sweet.”