Celtics president Danny Ainge joined The Big Show for his weekly visit Thursday and touched on a number of topics, including the win last Sunday over the Lakers and the recent controversy surrounding Kevin Garnett.
Ainge was asked if Garnett -- who was ejected for a low blow on Channing Frye in last Friday's loss at Phoenix -- is the "most despised" player in the NBA today.
"I don't think so," said Ainge of Garnett, who was suspended for a game in the 2010 playoffs for an elbow to the face of Miami's Quentin Richardson. "You know, I think KG, first of all, plays for Boston. Everyone wants to beat you, it's always a full house everywhere we go. And KG is just kind of building a reputation of a guy who is talking a lot of trash … I don't think KG has really changed his act and he's been playing this way his whole career. But yeah, no one really cares if you do that in Minnesota as much."
Many believe the Celtics lost Game 7 of last year's NBA Finals vs. the Lakers due to a lack of rebounding. The Lakers out-rebounded the Celtics 53-40 in the 83-79 victory, including a 23-8 edge on the offensive glass. The Celtics, however, were able to total 43 rebounds to the Lakers' 30 in last Sunday's 109-96 win. Ainge was asked if he feels more confident about the Celtics' chances vs. the Lakers in a playoff scenario following the victory.
"I never had questioned that, especially with the roster we put together this summer even last year," said Ainge. "We were able to rebound against the Lakers until Game 7. A lot of people want to talk about Perk not being there, I don't even think that was that big an issue. That guy that was really killing us [in Game 7] was [Ron] Artest. Artest killed us on the offensive boards in that game … But our offensive rebounding, these guys see it every night. That's our weakness, we give up too many easy ones. But we are focused, our transition defense and our rebounding, you can really tell when our guys are ready. Those are two things that stand out on a good Celtics team that we have right now."
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