Raptors’ Fred VanVleet gets hilariously honest about seeing Celtics in NBA bubble
During his press conference on Tuesday, VanVleet hilariously described what’s it like seeing their second-round opponents on a daily basis. While he said he has no problem with the players, he just finds it difficult to see them even off the court at this critical time for the Raptors.
“Personally speaking, from what I know I like the guys, but right now I hate ’em. I don’t wanna see ’em, I don’t wanna look at ’em, I don’t wanna talk to ’em, Fred VanVleet told reporters, via Josh Lewenberg of The Sports Network.”So, yeah, it’s a little weird, but it’s where we’re at.”
Due to the limited capacity inside the NBA bubble, players are forced to live in same hotels. However, considering the Celtics and the Raptors are in midst of fierce playoff battle, it may seem a bit awkward for the players to see one another on their free time.
Nevertheless, as for the Raptors, they are on brink of elimination against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They played horrendous in Game 5 on Monday, only shooting 38.8 percent from the field compared to the Celtics’ 49.4 percent.
Fortunately for the Raptors, they have this year’s NBA Coach of the Year in Nick Nurse. With that said, there’s no doubt he’ll make the necessarily adjustments they need to make in Game 6 on Wednesday.
Toronto faced elimination twice in the playoffs last season, and they still came out on top. Considering how the team has performed so far, Game 6 of the second-round will be interesting one.