Wednesday , Apr , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Mike Bibby: Fans of the Boston Celtics are Bandwagon Jumpers

The Hawks point guard lit into Celtics’ fans before practice Tuesday, calling them "bandwagon jumpers."

"They were kind of loud at the beginning," he said. "But a lot of these fans are bandwagon jumpers trying to get on this now. I played here last year, too. And I didn’t see three fourths of them. They’re for the team now and they might get a little rowdy but that’s about it."

When asked if he thought they were fair-weather fans, joining the party only after the Celtics’ offseason trades that brought Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to town, Bibby didn’t hesitate to pour more gasoline on the fire.

"You could say that," he said. "I remember them having bags on their heads [last year]. It’s a different look. I guess that’s what happens when you win." [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]