After Quentin Richardson took an elbow to the mug from Kevin Garnett, he had this to say about Garnett and Paul Pierce, who was lying down in pain when the whole fracas occurred. (ESPNBoston)
“I was trying to get over there to take the ball out of bounds and [Garnett] started to talk to me, so I talked back,” Richardson said. “I don’t have any business talking to him; he was on the ground crying. I don’t know what was going on — two actresses over there, that’s what they are.
“I just get surprised by people’s actions when I know them better than that. They’re not those characters they portray. They’re not who they say they are, Garnett and Pierce — they’re good basketball players, and that’s about it.”
Richardson then explained the actresses comment to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
“All I will say is people act one way in NBA environments where things can be restrained and you’re going to be penalized, fined and da-da-da-da-da-da,” Richardson said. “Stuff is going to come to a screeching halt as soon as it happens anyway.
“And you know, you put some people in different environments, they want to do the same thing. And those two pretty much know that. They’ve been in different environments and didn’t act the same way. You know, that’s why I call them actresses.”
It sure seems like Richardson is talking about getting into altercations away from the court, where no referees and league office can keep a person from getting hurt… or worse.
All I’ve got to say is, shut up Q. You sound like an idiot, really. You had a little scuffle on a basketball court, and you have to puff out your chest and act like you’re the world’s toughest man. Just take your sore cheek and try to get ready for Game Two.
As for me, Q would call me an actress. I wouldn’t say to his face what I’m writing here. Why wouldn’t I? Mostly because his words speak of a far more sinister side of Quentin Richardson, one that I wouldn’t want to mess with. One that he thinks is tough and manly, but is really just immature and moronic.