Rivers: Kobe Pushes Off A Lot Too

Looks like Rivers is upset about the “push-off” call against Paul at the end of the game. Says Kobe pushes off a lot, too.

ESPN: “At that point, I think it’s got to be unbelievable, but I didn’t see it so I really can’t give an opinion on it,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said of the offensive foul called on Pierce.

“You know, I do know Kobe pushes off a lot.”

Pierce didn’t agree with the call, but didn’t complain either.

“I thought I made a good move. I got to my sweet spot,” he said. “I guess the ref saw it differently and he made the call. That’s part of the game. That’s why you have referees.”

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  • LC09

    damnnn y dont we complain n wine bout every single call

  • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

    Kobe don’t push off, he’s just swipin’ away the hand checks that all the Boston defenders give him.

    • td

      dude Ray Allen’s whole defense yesterday was reaching beyond belief.

  • http://rivalmedia.tv Chris Ekstedt

    so kobe pushes off. so? not many players in the league don’t..

  • LakersFourEver

    it was payback for the phantom offense foul they called on kobe with tony allen

  • LAKERMIKE247

    lmao doc rivers obviously does not remember the 2008 NBA FINALS where boston got all the calls

  • Zach

    Doc “Cry me Some” Rivers

  • http://57.amklac HE`S HURT AGAIN?

    artest learned flopping from fisher…..or artest is a pansey boy?

    • Sonny

      He learned from Paula (Wheel Chair) Pierce

    • pauer

      Dude, go home!

      One call against Kobe, one call against Pierce. That means the calls were equal, and as JVG said Paul Pierce gets away with more push-off fouls than anyone else in the league.

      Artest simply sold an easy call, making it easier.

      • ilikebasketball

        artest got pushed, but he fell ike that because he tripped on paul’s foot. at least that’s what i saw.

    • Zach

      Are we really talking about flopping? Yeah and Wheelchair Pierce and Gimpy Garnett don’t flop AT ALL

    • NBAmazingKB24

      you must be a Celtics fan disguised as Cleveland fan
      either way lol you surely do follow our Team.

    • http://www.myspace.com/626bones Lakers 24 7

      lol Pierce over-exaggerates every bit of contact he gets, which is why I was afraid of Artest guarding him, because he would be faking some shit to get Artest in foul trouble. He just got a taste of his own medicine.

    • http://lakersnation showtime4eva

      oh yea i threw your momma out on an l.a. corner last night tell that whore she better have my money…

  • Sonny

    Many BIGMOUTHS on Boston Celtics

  • Kobe8/24

    Doc should shut the hell up. Kobe got called for a “push off” in the same game which was bull crap. Had they won this game they wouldn’t be saying that s*it.

  • drive-for-16th

    fuk these celtics.

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    FCUK YOU COCK RIVERS! Stop crying over spilled milk! And don’t think that you can play the zen master’s head games with the refs. Unlike D-nice, you are an amateur and not a verteran, when it comes to playing these games. Don’t think that you set things up for the 2-18 game. Pudgy pushes off all the time and that’s definitely not Kobe’s game!

    Besides, Kobe was called for a push off in the second quarter against Tony Allen and it was a bad call! So STFU you stupid piece of Sh!T! You guys lost and got done in, in your own crib! Go cry to mommy and not the media!

    Yeah, the Lakers lost their double digit lead, but you couldn’t sustain it when it mattered most. And the Lakers were able to push forth and out man and out physical your sh!tty ancient team! So again, STFU and stay in your fetal postion in your mommy’s basement you fcukin fcuk face!

    P.S.

    How do you like that Cock Rivers? 3 straight loss agains our Lakers! On 2-18, it’ll be 4 straight! Prepare you loss statement now, because you know it’s coming! Questioning our toughness? The Lakers made your Celd!cks look like a bunch of trannies!

    FCUK YOU CRY BABY CELD!CKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    Oh also, as I remember it… Gay Allen reached in twice on Kobe and bumped him as he went into his shooting motion and was NOT called for a foul! Kobe didn’t even come close to putting a hand up to push Gay Allen. He still needed to take and make a shot to put the Lakers up! So, Cock Rivers should not be crying about any calls! STFU COCK RIVERS! You’re Celd!cks suck and they’ll suck again come 2-18!

    Yo Gay G, you’re gonna be pounding your chest a lot that night to claim “you’re bad” because Bynum and Gasol are gonna continue to “OWN” you and Kend!ck Pervert!

    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!

    • ilikebasketball

      hhaha. kendrick pervert. haha

      i love that dunk on garnett.

      that and phil rewarding bynum with late fourth quarter play because of his aggressivness was key.

      phil is genius.

  • Big Phil

    Bennett Salvadore went out of his way to give the game to the Sukdics. Fortunately, while Bennett stood there with up whistle up his a$$, the other ref called the OBVIOUS foul offensive foul on Paul Pushoff Pierce.

  • b_ball_river

    Even if Kobe did push off….. why is he comparing paul pierce’s punk ass to Kobe? Jordan got away with certain things because of who he was (and no im not comaring kobe to jordan)!!!!!!!!!

  • xtro

    cry babies these celtics are

  • lakerbunny

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

  • lakerbunny

    PIERCE HAD TO PUSH OFF! HE WAS AFRAID ARTEST WOULD PUT HIM BACK IN A WHEELCHAIR!

  • td

    Actually, Kobe’s been fading away a lot recently. He could do what most people do and jump into the guards but I think his injuries have him playing safer and avoiding dangerous contact

    whatever rivers is a little bitch, they handed him a ring and he’s still ungrateful

  • td

    Also, when murders go to court, their defense isn’t “other people do it a lot”

    That was a weak ass response from a weak ass loser

    • td

      AND
      [hopefully the last time, im click-happy and remembering things too late]

      He admit he didnn’t see it. It was clearly a push off

    • ilikebasketball

      haha. good point.

  • Robert

    The Celdicks ‘used to’ get away with moving screens (I counted about 40 in the 2008 Finals), and illegal contact. They are used to bullying people, and not having fouls called, ALL THE TIME. They are just upset that this foul got called. The Celdicks are like the Thuggets, but the Thuggets are thugs and can’t get away with swiping at the Lakers as much (although, we’ll see how it goes in the playoffs). The Celdicks got a ‘gift’ in 2008, and now at least some refs have their number.
    .
    But more importantly, the Celdicks are ‘done’. They had their run, and spent all their last bit of geriatric juice for the 2007-2008 run. Now the Big 3 are past their big run, and it’s all downhill from here. The only ‘bad’ point about this, is that we won’t meet them in the Finals and kick their a$$ to avenge the 2008 Finals. The ‘good’ point is that the Celdicks will probably never have another chance to get to a Finals. This is it. No more McHale/Ainge trades … no more nothing. They’re just another team.
    .
    The Lakers, however, are beginning another set of Championships, and have at least one more dynasty (which includes Kobe) before Kobe retires. So, we have 5-7 more years to get at least 2 more Championships … maybe 3!!!
    .
    keep whining, Celdicks. Time’s up!

  • ilikebasketball

    kendrick perkins slapped the ball up onto the camera, the ref was right there, they got the ball back and i believe hit a three.

    we still won.

    end of story.

    doc rivers is a pussy.

  • sopi

    kevin garnet is one of the dirtiest player even played in the game of basketball. he set so many illegal picks, and i dont hear anything from roc river?

    • lilkobe24

      yeah, fckin ref so stupid. yesterday there was fcking whole bunch of illegal pick he always use his elbow and stick them out fck u kg

  • LkrsFanToNgtive

    Doc Just Mad his tame hasnt Been the Lakers team since 08 and His Team is Yet falling back the east

  • yash

    Doc, its KOBE, Lebron and Wade get all the calls.
    Look at Garnetts ugly ass screens every time

    • LAALLDAY213

      Actually, Kobe hasn’t been getting many calls the past couple years, it’s turned into Lebron’s league when it comes down to the reffing. You can’t TOUCH Lebron.

      • td

        he averages less fouls a game than jordan but shoots more free throws than anyone in the league except Dwight Howard [which was second place to lebron up until last week]

        and dont forget the traveling

  • http://www.facebook.com Zack

    9 out of 12 finals went to the celtics. kobe pushes off every other time he has he ball. he cheats. he is a cheater and yes, the ref’s hand games over to the lakers. how many championships do you guys have…? exactly. screw the lakers, your 15 minutes of fame is almost up