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Count Danny Ainge as a big fan of KG's intensity
Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge made his first weekly appearance on WEEI yesterday and spoke on a number of issues, including his complete support for KG choosing to ignore Ray the other night in Miami. Said Ainge,
I thought it was refreshing, actually, how KG responded. It's different than everybody else and it's KG. I think Ray was not offended by it, so why should anybody else be?
Ainge is 100% right of course, that's the intensity that has made Garnett one of the top 15-20 players in NBA history, so why would this situation be any different? KG is KG, take it or leave it.
Danny also spoke about the plan with Fab Melo, which most definitely seems like it involves a road map of 95 and plenty of time in Portland. No surprise there, with Wilcox, Milicic and Collins all fighting for a rotation spot there's no reason to have Melo collecting DNP-CD's at the end of the bench. Let the ki...
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New Jason Terry video from the NOC:
ason Terry goes guerrilla headbanding on the streets of Boston, laying his signature "JET" sweatbands on the domes of unsuspecting Celtics fans.
The fifth episode of "Jason Terry is a Celtic."
Related: Jason Terry and Dionte Christmas lose to 5 women in a pick-up game
Last night after the loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Kevin Garnett gave a speech to his teammates that involved a "pack of hyenas" metaphor. Strange to say the least. But this isn't the first time Kevin has said some very strange metaphors. Lets look back on some of his best.
1.) The Green Squirrel
"We had four assists at halftime, that’s not us. That’s like...
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BOSTON -- The Celtics were extremely formidable at the TD
Garden last season, when they won 24 of their 33 home games and enjoyed a
bittersweet send-off from their fans toward the end of Game 6 of the Eastern
The Bucks did not much care about Boston's home record from
last season, though, and Celtics coach Doc Rivers recognized that. Shortly...
Looks like that Boston Celtics-Miami Heat tense rivalry just got taken up a notch.
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo had an autograph signing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, last week, and while he was there, he took a picture with a female fan who was wearing a “LeBron is a ******** T-shirt.
There were plenty of questions on the ‘net about the authenticity of the shirt, but a second...
Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers discuss the **** show which was the Celtics home opener.
Videos courtesy of WEEI's Mike Petraglia.
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Milwaukee.
They will face a Celtics team already smarting from an opening-night road loss to Miami and former teammate Ray Allen on Tuesday.
“I think every first game everybody gets a little nervous,” Jennings said. “Especially for...
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.
Much of the talk about Tuesday night centered on Rajon Rondo’s flagrant foul on Dwyane Wade in the closing seconds of the game. Legler did not have an issue with the play.
Said Legler: “I look at it as a guy...
Doc on Wade's "punk play" comment: "Don't forget about Rondo's elbow injury (in 2011 playoffs)…that was created by Dwyane Wade."— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 1, 2012
Yeah, cause Dwyane Wade has never done a punk move in his life.
Seriously, I'm sick of Wade already. I never hated him before the Heat got LeBron and Bosh but since then...
All this talk about Dwyane Wade whining about Rondo's hard foul had me thinking about how basketball used to be played. You know by now that I read a lot of books on Celtics history. I love reading the story about how the Celtics didn't back down from anyone. Those Celtics teams in the old days had some swagger. I know that part of that swagger came from winning, but...
On Friday night the Celtics opened up their 2012-2013 season at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. Coming off a loss to the Miami Heat the Celtics looked to crack down on the defensive end and continue to execute on offense. Unfortunately neither of these things happened for the Celtics as they lost to the Bucks 99-88.
The Celtics struggled from the start looking sloppy on offense...
Dwyane Wade called Rajon Rondo's hard foul in the opener a "punk play" and said that only knowing his children were watching kept him from retaliating. Today after practice, Rondo talked a little about the foul although he wouldn't say too much, asking the reporters if they were trying to get him a fine. But he did say at the end of the interview,
There is one thing we do know is that the NBA is a copycat league. When the Boston Celtics revived the 'Big Three' theory, Pat Riley decided that he wanted his own with a slight twist. As a result he got the 'super-brats' together in South Beach and won the 2011-12 NBA title. This year, for some reason, the NBA is not only obsessed with small-ball but the pick-n-roll...
The Celtics trail the Bucks 46-3 at the half as Brandon Jennings leads the way with 15 points and four assists. It’s been a game marred by a high turnover rate and mediocre shooting, with the majority of the quality offense coming on the break. The lone bright spot for the Celtics has been Jared [...]
As you might expect, a lot of the talk was about the Celtics lack of defense in their first game. Each player mentioned the need for better transition defense, which means that Doc had drilled that fact into their heads during the preceding practice. Along with transition defense, communication was a topic as well.
It was also announced today that Rondo's Flagrant 1...