When the Boston Celtics were dispatched by the New York Knicks in the first round of this year’s NBA Playoffs, to many it seemed pretty clear that it officially signaled the end of Boston’s run with their core players. The Celtics looked old, slow and were generally outmatched against the Knicks – something clearly needs to be done to make them competitive in the near future and beyond.
That “something” starts with their two aging superstars, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Right down to this season’s trade deadline Boston apparently considered trading Pierce and/or KG to various teams, so we know that the seeds of reality are there.
Now we get the rumor that Pierce himself doesn’t think he will be back in green and white next season, from a Celtics employee no less. Read More »
/ May 10, 2013 / 7:00 pm
Everyone has an opinion on this Derrick Rose situation (here’s mine), and no matter where you fall Derrick and his “obligation” to play, I think we can all agree on one point: This whole thing is a mess.
And guess what, it could have all been avoided. Read More »
This is really getting closer happening isn’t it? Dummies who don’t understad anything about anything are going to bully Derrick Rose into returning to the court before he’s mentally ready to play, aren’t they? Against the Miami Heat, in a wildly intense playoff series after Derrick hasn’t played for more than a year, no less.
The other day, Rose spoke about his potential return before the Bulls kicked off their series with the Heat. Read More »
LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)
There was a little bit of a dust up over the weekend when LeBron James won his fourth MVP award in the last five seasons. Not because he won the award, but because one writer in the field did not give James his first place vote, denying LeBron the first-ever unanimous MVP vote.
Twitter went berserker wanting to know who had the gall to deny the King. Dan LeBatard even launched a Twitter firestorm by (sort of) claiming that he was the guy by tweeting “Melo was robbed” shortly after the vote was announced. People went nuts. He re-tweeted all of them.
So who was the real guy? This morning we have the answer, and it’s a sportswriter from Boston. Read More »
Chris Paul unleashed this incredible between the legs fake and scoop to the bucket just a few minutes before getting booted from the Game 6 against the Grizzlies last night: Read More »
Derrick Rose (photo. adidas)
People are the worst.
This is an irrefutable fact that is on display every single day. Here is Wednesday’s example: CBS Chicago wants Bulls fans to submit “open letters” to Derrick Rose in the hopes of pressuring him into coming back to play before he’s ready. Then they’re going post the best ones on their site, presumably for Derrick to read. Read More »
Clearly, I recognize that there is a huge difference between the physicality and rigors of an NBA game and, say, Flamenco dancing … but still, as a Sixers fan this is tough to swallow.
Just a few weeks after the close of an Andrew Bynum/Sixers season that never was due to (among other things) Bynum’s jello knees, here he is in Spain this week dancing the night away. The Ferrari jacket is just an added bonus. Thanks for this. Read More »
I don’t really care if Chandler Parsons did this intentionally or not, it’s funny as hell. A Rockets fan was so excited last night when his team held on to beat the Thunder, he couldn’t wait to fist bump his guy Parsons.
Nope. Not happening: Read More »
A few weeks ago the NBA debuted a TV spot heading into the the Playoffs based on LeBron James and his legendary Game 7 performance against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals last year. [WATCH IT HERE]
This morning, just hours after his 29-point blitzing of the Rockets, they dropped a new one starring Russell Westbrook. Read More »
Just a few days after abruptly waiving Stephen Jackson, the San Antonio Spurs are reportedly making a move to bolster their perimeter offense by signing Tracy McGrady. Read More »