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In 1964, the revolution was nearly televised. The NBA was set to feature its first live, televised All-Star game in Boston. It was a big deal for the nine-team league, which would be called a "bush league" by Wilt Chamberlain on the cover of Sports Illustrated a little more than year later. The Celtics regularly braved the wintery slick of I-95 to play games in Providence, R.I., while the Philadelphia 76ers traveled more than 100 miles for games in Pittsburgh, Scranton and Hershey, Pa. Bill Russell had six championship rings, on his way to a seventh later that season, yet...

Celtics News From Around the Web – September 3

CLNS Radio Do We Have a Chinese Sneaker Company to Thank for the Return of Kevin Garnett? Kevin Garnett leaves behind his contract with Adidas to sign with Anta, a Chinese company. Since his contract with Anta was worth $2 million, it can be assumed that the Anta contract was very lucrative. Garnett’s contract with [...]

Auerbachian - Good or Lucky?

A couple of times since 2007, I've seen Danny Ainge's moves described as Auerbachian. He was able to amass the chips needed to trade for 2 future Hall of Famers and after that to build a bench capable of winning a championship. This season he was able to sign Jason Terry with the MLE and then make a trade for Courtney Lee in a manner that Sherrod Blakely called unprecedented...

King of the Court podcast at 9 p.m. with ESPN Boston’s Greg Payne (new listening info)

Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk RadioBecause of our recent merger with CLNS Radio, the King of the Court podcast now has a different call-in number: 347-215-7771.We’ll also soon have a new link to download the show on iTunes, but since Jay King : technology :: Isiah Thomas : building an inexpensive, successful basketball team, that isn’t ready for tonight’s...

From Generation to Generation

The Boston Celtics are built on a mystique and tradition that is passed on from generation to generation.  We explore this tradition in an artwork series we're calling the "Generations", which feature Celtics past to  present, and the spirit that carries on the C's unparalleled tradition.

Red's Legacy: Keep It Simple

As you probably can tell by many of my posts lately, I love Celtics history and have been reading a lot of books on the subject. In every one of the books from the years when Red was coach, one thing always stands out. Red's approach to the game was "Keep it simple." “He always thought the simpler you keep things the easier for the players to remember,” Larry...

Paul Pierce Has Been Spending His Summer Buried In Sand

Sand Man Pierce

Hall of Fame Travesty - Johnny Most

After I posted my thoughts on the travesty that Jo Jo White isn't in the Hall of Fame, Nick from CLNS Radio mentioned to me that Johnny Most isn't in the Hall either. I'm not sure which is worse but both are unacceptable. Lee of Celtic Nation mentioned that maybe there is a bias against the Celtics since so many Celtics are already enshrined in the Hall and so they...

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo didn’t watch a lot of NBA games growing up

Courtesy: WEEI 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. And while that last Boston championship team contained some of the best veterans in the game – among them Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett – Rondo has emerged as the franchise’s on-court leader...

Rajon Rondo Watched Packers, Always Had Dreams of Being NFL Quarterback Before Focusing on Basketball

Rajon Rondo's priorities have certainly shifted over the years. Long before he aspired to be the greatest point guard in Celtics history, Rondo longed to follow in Brett Favre's footsteps. Rondo, who has been in Hong Kong while serving as the official ambassador for the Red Bull King of the Rock finals, recently sat down with the South China Morning Post to discuss his past...

Hall of Fame Travesty - Jo Jo White

With the Hall of Fame inductions in the news this week, it's time to mention what might be the biggest snub in all of history. The Hall finally righted the wrong that had been done to Dennis Johnson, although too late for him to enjoy it. Now, it's time to call attention to an even bigger travesty. Jo Jo White is not in the Hall of Fame. The case for White to be inducted...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Should Feel No Need to Seek Attention From Lakers, Current NBA Stars

For having scored the most points in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has an odd need to feel wanted. Abdul-Jabbar will finally get the statue he always wanted outside the Los Angeles Lakers' home arena, and on Monday he sat down with his former team's newest elite big man, Dwight Howard. Pretty much everybody agrees that Abdul-Jabbar is the second-greatest living center...
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