Ainge, when asked on WEEI-FM in Boston about James’ comments about hard fouls Wednesday night said, ”I don’t think either one of those were flagrants, and I think the one — LeBron against Boozer — was flagrant, yes. I think the officials had it right… I think that it’s almost embarrassing that LeBron would complain about officiating.”
In response, Riley released a sharp statement about what he thought about Ainge.
“Danny Ainge needs to shut the f— up and manage his own team,” Riley said in a statement released through the Heat. “He was the biggest whiner going when he was playing and I know that because I coached against him.”
Ainge had a response to Riley’s comments tonight before the Hawks game to reporters.
In response, Ainge noted, “Pat Riley’s right. I should manage my own team. I complained a lot to the officials. And I’m right, LeBron should be embarrassed about how he complains about the calls he gets.” (Via ESPNBoston.com)
Needless to say, this war of words won’t be cooling off anytime soon. More on the story as we get reaction from the rest of the Celtics throughout the evening.