Mike Bibby needs to do his homework.
In a moment of frustration, stupidity, what have you, the art deco guard ripped into Celtics fans yesterday, wondering where all the “bandwagon” fans that attended Game 1 of the Celtics-Hawks playoff series were last season when he came to Boston with Sacramento.
“I played here last year, too. And I didn’t see three fourths of them.”
Au contraire, Bib. Sunday’s attendance came in at 18,624. On the night of the game of which you speak, Jan. 19, 2007, 16,019 fans filled the Garden to watch a Celtics team that had won one home game since November.
For Bibby’s formula to work, it would mean that only 4,656 fans would have been in attendance for the Celtics-Kings game last season. So, he’s only off by about 11,000. Sweet job, dude.
But have fun tonight. We’re sure you didn’t rile them up at all.