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Doc sounds off on Melo-KG, and on Danny Ferry's sour grapes

Posted by shawn cassidy on January 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM

KG has a history of saying crude stuff, by Rivers sees it differently. Maybe the media, or others twist, and turn what Garnett says. But in this case Rivers says that KG didn't have anything to do with this incident.

"It's pretty crude, I can tell you," Rivers said. "Out there at times, you hear some crazy stuff. But when it gets racial or personal to family, then that crosses the line. But I'm going to say it again: In this case, that didn't happen.

"(Garnett) does (know where the line is). He does. I will say that. I've never heard him cross the line. And usually when he talks about guys, it's usually about their game or their team or what he thinks if the guy's a winner or loser."

"Guys, you know how this works," Rivers said. "A guy does something crazy like Carmelo did, and the way to get out of trouble is to say, 'Well, he said this.' It happens all the time, and what bugs me about this whole thing is this is not a Kevin Garnett issue. And it was made into one, and it shouldn't have been made into one."

I want to believe Doc on this. He's there, but he also knows he needs to stick up for his guys. I wish Doc would do it in other areas, but I'll take it when I can. KG much like Rondo finds himself in situations even if his guilty or innocent. Because of their past incidents people tend to call them guilty regardless of the problem.

I've already posted on this matter, but Doc says the right things. It wasn't the reason the Hawks lost. The C's were up ten with a few minutes to go. Ferry was acting like a sore ass loser.

"Well, I do (have a problem with it)," Rivers said. "Guys do that. I rarely do that. I don't know if I've ever done that -- I've been in the league awhile -- where you're turning other players in and stuff. I don't know. I don't like it, but it's his choice."

Asked whether he was satisfied with Ferry being fined $15,000 by the NBA, Rivers said: "You know, I don't care. I really don't. It didn't bother me one way or the other. I just didn't like it, especially in a game like that. That wasn't the reason they lost, you know? So to me that is sour grapes, and I don't like that."


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Reply C'slife
5:26 PM on January 10, 2013 
Ferry your Hawks are falling fast.
Reply paul
8:02 PM on January 10, 2013 
Ferry and Battier.
Reply Greg
8:07 PM on January 10, 2013 
paul says...
Ferry and Battier.

Why Battier? For those interviews?
Reply paul
9:12 PM on January 10, 2013 
Greg says...
Why Battier? For those interviews?

Seems like the same mentality somehow...