Terry Rozier dismisses any notion of ‘bad blood’ with Eric Bledsoe
Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier insists there is no “bad blood” between himself and Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe. Although Rozier’s dismissal of such a notion comes amid both players seemingly taking potshots, however veiled, at one another in the midst of a first-round playoff series.
The apparent beef between the two players began when Bledsoe acted like he had no idea who Rozier was after being outplayed by the Celtics guard in a Game 2 loss earlier this week.
When Bledsoe was asked about Rozier after the game, he replied, “Who?” He then proclaimed, “”I don’t even know who the (expletive) that is.”
Rozier, when initially informed of Bledsoe’s shade, blew it off, saying he was not about to get into a war of words. Rozier has since continued that line of thinking.
“I ain’t got no bad blood with nobody,” Rozier said ahead of the Celtics’ practice on Thursday, via ESPN. “Everybody out here play basketball, ain’t nobody no boxers or none of that stuff. I’m not really worried about all that. I’m not caught up in that. I’m worried about Celtics and Bucks, how can I help my team get past the first round?”
Rozier without question is wise to avoid feuding with Rozier. After all, the Celtics own a 2-0 lead in the series. It makes no sense to rock the boat, as it were.
However, Rozier seemingly did appear to take a dig at Bledsoe during a Game 1 press conference by referring to the Bucks player as “Drew” Bledsoe, as in the former NFL quarterback.
“I made a huge mistake,” Rozier said, smiling. “But it is what it is now. I don’t care.”
Rozier at least can take solace that if he intends to avoid feuding with Bledsoe, the Celtics are willing to do some trolling on social media as suitable alternative.