Fred does this thing where he will try and assert himself over some guests, with some humor mixed in, and if they don’t play along and submit Fred spins that into them having a problem. Stevens never said anything out of line. It’s a boring interview as are the majority of interviews like that regardless of who it is. Ainge’s interviews were nothing special but they try to glorify the old Ainge interviews to try and throw “sHaDe” at Stevens. Rich still holds a grudge for Stevens not falling for his oh so clever phrasing of how he tried to get Stevens to disclose who wasn’t vaxxed. “But..but… I was asking a basketball question about who is ineligible to play in Toronto!!!” Like he isn’t adept enough to sidestep that one.The Fred/Stevens thing has been brewing for awhile now. When the Udoka stuff broke, remember someone with the Celtics called a higher up to complain about the way Fred was alluding to who the staff member was? Even though he didn't even do that, it was a total joke and he did absolutely NOTHING wrong. He had a classic rant about the Celtics and dealing with Stevens then so it really isn't surprising that it's coming to an end.
And it was never established that anyone actually said anything about their Udoka coverage. He walked it back after ranting the whole show and admitted that he didn’t even know if someone said anything. Sounded like some stawman crap Fred pulled out of his rectum
*could care less about the Celtics for the most part, just been listening to this show long enough to know how these guys tick