At this point in the game, members of the Miami Heat should be used to the constant criticism, but on Friday, former Celtics guard Eddie House fired back at all the haters.
In an interview with The Palm Beach Post, House said he doesn't "give an [expletive] about nobody else on the outside." According to the article, Miami is ready to take on all of their critics this season.
If that's the case, they have their work cut out for them.
With all the fanfare associated with the Heat's transformation this season, it was obvious that anyone not living in Miami was going to hop on the hater wagon. From the Twitter dinner parties, to LeBron James' Decision, to the WWE-inspired welcome party for the new Big Three — it became too difficult to not mock the Miami makeover.
While House, a former fan favorite in Boston, has said he won't pay attention to the nay-sayers, he's already done plenty of talking back for the entire Heat squad. First it was calling the Miami Big Three "Boston on steroids," and now he has an improper hand gesture for all the critics — two of them actually.
"At the end of the day, middle fingers to all the haters," House told the Post.
While House's way of fighting back is reasonable, he's got a long season ahead of him if he wants to keep arguing the Miami critics out there. He may be better off following the Chris Bosh-method, and just ignore the negative chaos.
"For us, we just have to keep our character, let our play speak for ourselves," Bosh told the Post. "Just live the dream, and just try to ignore everything else going on without you."