By ROBERT LEE
Journal Sports Writer
BOSTON - Atlanta guard Mike Bibby called Boston fans "bandwagon fans" when the two teams met in the opening round of the playoffs last season, prompting Boston center Kendrick Perkins to say, "Coming off a 2-for-10 shooting performance, you expect a guy to say something like that.
"We have the best fans in the world, but we don't expect other players to like our fans."
That started a war of words between the two.
"I don't know where [Perkins] got this tough streak from," Bibby said. "His stat line was worse than mine. Until he does something in his career, for him to come at me like that, it kind of upsets me."
The Celtics ended up beating the Hawks in Game Seven.
When asked a few minutes ago if he wanted the media to deliver another message to Perkins, Bibby simply said, "Who," as if he didn't know who Perkins was.