“Dwyane, do you hate the Celtics?’’
“Yes,’’ he said with a smile. “The Celtics have veteran guys who get under your skin a little bit, especially here. When we play them and someone is missing, it doesn’t matter.’’
It was hard to hear the soft-spoken Wade because LeBron was making a lot of noise from the other side of the room. Immersed in his own world while his teammates engaged with the media, King James still managed to make himself the center of attention.
James was still loud when the game started and made all the noise down the stretch. It reminded me of something Wilt would have done.
A tough loss for the Celtics. But the best night of the year for basketball fans.
Dan Shaughnessy is a Globe columnist. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.