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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Jason Terry still jawing about Heat hate

By Tim MacMahon

It's fitting that on the day of his return to Dallas, Jason Terry discussed his hatred for the Heat.

Of course, that subject has been in the spotlight a lot recently, with Jet's declaration that he's not impressed by the Heat's historic win streak and his co-starring role on LeBron James' new poster.

"[It's] not even LeBron personally. It's just the Miami Heat. Is it the red and black? Maybe. I hate that color," Terry told Boston radio station WEEI on Friday. "I just don't like them. Let me tell you like this: It goes back to [the 2006 Finals]. And it doesn't matter who's in those Miami Heat uniforms. Let's just be real: You're up 2-0 and they come back and win four straight games and you lose the NBA Finals. So LeBron inherited something bigger than the matchup of he and I. It's about the Miami Heat and that organization."

Terry readily admitted a personal rivalry with James has blossomed, though.

"Hey, he picked his poison. They put him on me to shut me down in the NBA Finals in 2011 and he couldn't get the job done," Terry said. "Hopefully, he'll have another chance this year in the Eastern Conference finals -- or wherever we match up -- but I'm telling you right now, I love us. I love the way we're built. We miss [Rajon] Rondo, we miss [Jared] Sullinger, but with this team we have, we have a chance."

I wouldn't bet on Boston, but Terry has a history of backing up bold talk against King James.