Kevin Seraphin isn’t quite over getting dismissed from the second round of the Eastern Conference Finals at the hands of the Indiana Pacers last year. And he especially isn’t pleased about it happening in front of his home crowd.
And so when WaPo’s Jorge Castillo asked him about tonight’s game, “Killa” Seraphin expressed his irrepressible desire to take down the Pacers:
“Really bad. Really bad. We owe them. They came last year to Washington, beat us three times and basically took our playoffs away so we owe them. Now we got to get it, especially at home. That’s something we’re trying to establish right now. That’s our home now so nobody is going to come and beat us. If you’re going to beat us you’re going to have to leave some blood on the ground. So that’s what we’re trying to do.”
OKAY KILLA TELL EM HOW YOU FEEL.
Now of course Seraphin might be a liiiittle gassed up after achieving his best game of the season against the Knicks last night in New York. Seraphin scored 15 points and went 6-for-7 from the floor and was strong down the late stretch of the game. With a roster as depleted as Indiana’s, Seraphin might be able put his money where his mouth is- if he gets the burn.
Callous statements like the ones Seraphin made are a great appetizer for what should be an exciting game at Verizon tonight, not to mention one that is nationally televised. But you kind of wish it didn’t come from Seraphin because there’s always a good chance of an ‘all bark-no bite’ situation unfolding. Unless, of course, the rest of the team shares his sentiments as well, which, I can bank on that they do.
So, thanks for sharing those feelings, Kev. Tonight just got realer.