Perkins gets Heat heated


Perkins gets Heat heated

When the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat by 19 points on Sunday at TD Garden, the aftermath was drama-free.

LeBron James gave the Cs credit for a good ol fashion you-know-what, members of the Heat praised Avery Bradley, and both sides moved on.

But the same couldnt be said just three days later following the Heats five-point win against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Miami. It was a former Celtic who stayed on the mind of the Heat after the game.

Kendrick Perkins was whistled for a technical foul against Dwyane Wade, his 12th of the season. Udonis Haslem has faced Perkins numerous times in the regular and postseason during Perkins years with the Celtics. On Thursday morning, he shared his thoughts on the big man with WQAM, as reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

"I think sometimes people just use the TVs and the cameras and the crowd, you know, to put on a show," Haslem said of Perkins. "I don't think he's all that he shows out there on the court.

"I think anybody can be a tough guy with a thousand people watching on TV and referees who call fouls and stop the game and different things like that. I don't seeing him being any tough guy that he puts on the show to be, at all."

Haslem didn't stop there.

"If we were playing at the park, I don't think he'd be doing all that," Haslem said.

A rematch may have to wait until next season. Since the Heat and Thunder wrapped up their regular season series on Sunday, the only way they would face off again would be if both teams made it to the NBA Finals.

Or, if they decide to go to the park.

Blount, Edelman, Gronkowski each fined $9,115 for actions in Bengals game


Blount, Edelman, Gronkowski each fined $9,115 for actions in Bengals game

Patriots LeGarrette Blount, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski were each fined $9,115 by the NFL for their actions in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, won by New England 35-17 on Sunday in Foxboro.

The fines were first reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss. 

Earlier this week, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $75,000 by the NFL for stomping on Blount after Blount’s touchdown late in the game. Gronkowski was given a 15-yard taunting penalty for his altercation with Burfict earlier in the game. 

Blount's fine was for unnecessary roughness and Edelman's was a result of a facemask penalty. 

Burfict was not fined for what appeared to be an intentional dive at the legs of Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett earlier in the game. 

Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was earlier fined $9,115 by the league for his unnecessary roughness against the Patriots.