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Alabama-Redneck
12-24-2004, 05:10 AM
Bird emphasized that players should never go into the stands in response to fan behavior. He recalled Kevin McHale and Cedric Maxwell going after hecklers in separate incidents when he played with them in Boston.

"When they came back (to the floor) we were going, 'What are you thinking? We're trying to win a championship here and you're up there fighting some old man,' " Bird said.

Bird said his teammates weren't suspended.

:o

Why wasn't an example made of them so players in the future would not go into the stands.

Oh, that's right, it was the Celtics. the NBA's pride and joy. :confused:

Anthem
12-24-2004, 11:32 AM
Maybe that explains why Bird doesn't seem really put out by what Ronnie did, except in as much as it resulted in a season-long suspension.