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Boston Sports Media Watch:
The Celtics destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers last night at TD Garden 116-95 in an impressive display of ball movement and aggressive defense, while the Lakers folded quickly, with only Kobe Bryant (27 points) being competitive.
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While many are eager to rush and make the statement that the Celtics are better without Rajon Rondo, the truth is that they changed their entire style of play when he went down, and it’s working. I don’t see how that is a reflection on Rondo. It’s a credit to the other players who have stepped up, and the coaching staff that has made the adjustments. It remains to be seen whether this level can be sustained.
A few media notes this morning before I go to recheck my milk, bread and beer stockpile.
WEEI convenes focus group of Sport Hub listeners – Chad Finn has Entercom conducting a study to look for ideas to improve their sinking sports radio product. Finn has a few suggestions of his own.
In addition to the focus gr...
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BOS G Rajon Rondo’s surgery is expected to be on Feb 12 or 13 and will be a procedure using either his ligaments or a cadaver,source told Y!
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) February 8, 2013
After a brief burst of “maybe Rondo will return quicker than we think” stuff last night, it’s now obvious his season is over.
Spears added that Rondo has “spoken to three doctors...
Everyone who’s been following this team for the past few years knows Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo developed a very close friendship over their first few years with the team. Rondo’s post-Perk trade funk has widely been blamed on him sulking over the team sending away his best buddy.
But a change in uniform doesn’t mean there’s a change in their friendship. And when...
Yesterday, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant posted an old photo from 1996 of his workout with the Boston Celtics on Twitter.For you Celtic fans who dreamed of having Kobe Bryant in the green and white, this is the closest that you're going to get:
The Lakers pulled it out in Charlotte on Friday night to bounce back from the beatdown that the Celtics gave them – must be something going on that says LA teams had to suffer an embarrassing nationally televised drubbing because that’s also what happened to the Clippers in Miami on Friday night.
Kobe decided when he got to Miami that he wanted to show you that his skills on...
Shows photo from Celtics Draft Camp
Kobe Bryant delivered one of the most emphatic dunks of the season Tuesday night in Brooklyn, even drawing MVP chants from the Barclay’s Center crowd. So, how did it feel? Magic Mamba gave a biblical reference post-game.
According to the Los Angeles Times:
“I was pretty shocked that the lane was so wide open,” Bryant said after the game. “I think that everybody’s been...
Kobe Bryant shrugged off a scoreless first half to finish with 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds Friday night as the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 20-point second-half deficit and beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 100-93.
The Lakers avoided a costly defeat to the NBA's worst team and pulled within three games of .500.
Bryant attempted only two shots in the first half and...
Kobe Bryant looked like he had an extra boost in his protein smoothie yesterday. As the Lakers took on the Brooklyn Nets on their home court, Bryant took it upon himself to break [...]
MIAMI -- The dust certainly didn't settle after the Lakers eked out a win against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, not when Dwight Howard's father injected himself into his son's awkward relationship with Kobe Bryant.
The elder Howard said his son needed to sit down with Bryant to hash out their differences. He also said Coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't being assertive...
The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling but Kobe Bryant is not. In the Lakers 92 -83 win over the Brooklyn Nets, we had a flash back to the young Kobe. Late in the 4th quarter with the game tied at 80 it was time for Bryant to take over. Bryant just drove right down the lane and he dunked over Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries. The Lakers finished the game on 10 -3 run after the Bryant...
One of the things that made Michael Jordan so great is he had a burning desire to be great. It was almost like an obsession. His competitive nature was legendary and something that not many could live up to.
Kobe Bryant shares this type of obsession, he wants Dwight Howard to have it as well, but Dwight isn’t wired that way. He’s wired in a more clownish way.
With that being...
The Lakers are an entertaining bunch.
Dwight Howard vs. Kobe Bryant is the closest we will get to Pacquiao vs. Mayweather. Kobe essentially said Dwight is a sensitive clown who needs to play hurt.
Here was Dwight reply to that courtesy of Pro Basketball Talk.
“That’s his opinion. That’s it. He’s not a doctor, I’m not a doctor.”’
“”I want to play, I mean, why wouldn’t...
Six straight wins have lifted the Celtics three games over .500, and into 7th place in the Eastern Conference. Not ideal playoff position by many stretch, but the team has flourished since losing Rajon Rondo for the season, and it seems they've done enough to impress team President Danny Ainge. According to Ric Bucher, Ainge has taken note of the recent stretch, propelled by...