Leave it to Bill Simmons to be one of the first sports analysts to break out a Manti Te’o fake girlfriend reference. Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green has been incredibly inconsistent this season. Every time he rips off a streak of games where he puts up 15-plus points and throws down a dunk like this, it seems like he comes back with three more where he is a complete non-factor. Friday night’s loss to the Chicago Bulls was one of those stinkers.
In a game where the Celtics lost by a point in overtime and could have used a boost from their bench, Green scored just two points in 19 minutes. After the game, Simmons pointed out that Green was invisible — in a way only “The Sports Guy” could.
“Jeff Green, he’s been invisible,” Simmons said. “I mean, I keep waiting for him to start dating Manti Te’o.”
Michael Wilbon did not approve, but I got a cheap laugh out of it. If you believe that Te’o was not in on the hoax after hearing stories like this, you might be less apt to crack jokes at his expense. I’m actually starting to believe Te’o, but he still deserves to be made fun of for being so damn naive.
A few days ago, we posted an article about Jason Terry's description of Rajon Rondo's really bizarre pre-game ritual:
"(Rajon Rondo's) routine is long-winded and it lasts all the way through tip-off.
It starts in the back hallway. He runs down a corridor and he throws the
ball to our team chaplain, who throws it back. Then [Rondo] runs out
into a circle, high...
Kevin Garnett speaks above about being appreciative of getting a starting bid on this year's All-Star team. Rondo talks below about being grateful to the fans, and answers a reporter's question about what it's going to be like playing with LeBron, Melo, and Wade. Like most Rondo interviews, he gets interrupted. And this time it's not Garnett that is interrupting a...
Kevin Garnett will never be misunderstood as a nice guy. The NBA is full of personalities that are competitive yet not capable of the misdeeds that Garnett is capable of. Joakim Noah is not exactly a pillar of virtue either. His history does not reflect someone who is afraid to sneak in a low-blow from time [...]
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Here we are, winners of 6 out of our last 10 games and trying to right our ship, lets see what the writers from Celticslife think in our newest addiction of 5 on 5:
1. The Celtics have been playing really well lately (other then that stinker the other night). What has been the difference?
Terry P: Jeff Green. Now look, I have been hard on him PLENTY and still want to trade his...
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January 18, 2013
7:10: The Celtics, after their loss to the Hornets, will host the Bulls tonight. Avery Bradley will not play due to a rib injury. Barbosa will start in his place. The game can be seen on ESPN. Keep checking here after each quarter for updates.
Kevin Garnett will never be misunderstood as a nice guy.
The NBA is full of personalities that are competitive yet not capable of the misdeeds that Garnett is capable of.
Joakim Noah is not exactly a pillar of virtue either.
His history does not reflect someone who is afraid to sneak in a low-blow from time to time.
So his recent comments about Garnett’s meanstreak not only...
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Greg Oden, the No. 1 pick in 2007 who hasn’t played in an NBA game since 2009 due to a litany of knee injuries, is aiming for a comeback. Part of Oden’s plan is to sign with a team in the next month and get...
By now it is no secret that Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett likes to talk on the court. Whether it is an attempt to gain a mental edge over an opponent or KG genuinely not liking his adversary, he has been known to let his opponent know how he feels.
Typically opposing players won’t elaborate on on the court trash talk, but Bulls center Joakim Noah had some interesting...
After the game last night Joakim Noah (son of French professional tennis player Yannick Noah) was asked about playing defense against Kevin Garnett. Here's what Noah had to say:
(I was) just playing defense. Just playing sound defense, just contesting his shots. He's a helluva competitor. He's always on some bulls---. Always on some bulls---. Just trying to throw elbows...
The Boston Celtics' recent roller-coaster ride of results has taken another downward dip. That's the same trend they've been on against the Detroit Pistons lately.
The streaky Celtics look to get back on track Sunday night when they visit a Detroit team playing for the first time since its trip to London.
After losing four straight Dec. 27-Jan. 2, Boston won six in...
While Jeremy Schaap was busy lobbing soft balls at Manti Te’o on Friday night, fans of actual sports (and reality, in general) were caught up in a thrilling NBA doubleheader — also airing on ESPN. During halftime of the Mavericks-Thunder game, studio commentator Bill Simmons tossed a zinger in Te’o's direction, at the expense of the non-factor that is Celtics forward Jeff...
8 a.m. ET: Not having Derrick Rose has not turned out to be much of a problem for the Chicago Bulls. Then again, that should not be much of a surprise, given their leadership.
Former Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau is the head man in Chicago, of course, and under his direction the Bulls have not let the absence of the former NBA Most Valuable Player hold them back. The Bulls...
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