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Trash Talking

After last night's 110-91 loss to the Boston Celtics, Andre Iguodala sat in front of his locker. He had ice wrapped on his knees. And he did not seem happy with the "trash-talking" of the opponent he just played. Iguodala said these Celtics were known around the league for their smack talk. "It takes away from how good of a team they are. It takes away from their respect factor. Teams won't respect them as much." Iguodala also said the Celtics were lacking in the intimidation department. "I think they're a good team, but they don't have the intimidation factor of those Detroit teams." (I think he was referring to the early-2000 Detroit teams, not the ones with Rodman, Isiah, et all ...) Of last night's loss, Iguodala said: "We were doing the right things, we just couldn't get a break." I believe on this day, the day before Christmas, we should let those words stand on their own. --Kate

Trash Talking

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives on Philadelphia 76ers guard Andre Iguodala as Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins (43) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young, far left, look on during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Boston Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives on Philadelphia 76ers guard Andre Iguodala as Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins (43) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young, far left, look on during the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in Boston Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) AP

After last night's 110-91 loss to the Boston Celtics, Andre Iguodala sat in front of his locker. He had ice wrapped on his knees. And he did not seem happy with the "trash-talking" of the opponent he just played. Iguodala said these Celtics were known around the league for their smack talk.
 
"It takes away from how good of a team they are. It takes away from their respect factor. Teams won't respect them as much."
 
Iguodala also said the Celtics were lacking in the intimidation department.
 
"I think they're a good team, but they don't have the intimidation factor of those Detroit teams."
(I think he was referring to the early-2000 Detroit teams, not the ones with Rodman, Isiah, et all ...)
 
Of last night's loss, Iguodala said: "We were doing the right things, we just couldn't get a break."
 
I believe on this day, the day before Christmas, we should let those words stand on their own.
 
--Kate
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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

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