Found February 09, 2012 on
Stubbornness. Pride. Competitiveness. Maybe even a little stupidity. In the past two days, Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant — two aging stars on teams that would be seventh seeds if the playoffs started today — have both conceded that championships remain the driving force.Championships. Is it possible for the Big Three to win a second? For Kobe to win a sixth? For the NBA gods to continue putting a title just out of the Lebron James’ reach? For Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose’s drive at their first ring to be stalled because the older dogs still have a little bite?It would seem a lot of events would have to unfold perfectly for either the Celtics or Lakers to win a championship. Yet the fact that Kobe and Pierce can discuss with sincerity the possibility, no matter how slim that possibility seems to the unbiased observer, reveals the plainest truth within this conversation: A level of defiance and indefatigable confidence exists in Boston and Los Angeles, making both teams dangerous com...
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I was in the stands to witness history tonight as Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for second on the C's all-time scoring list.
This is how it looked during the timeout when the Celtics got to honor Pierce's achievement... including the tribute video. The Garden was buzzing all night waiting for this to happen. When it finally did, the place when absolutely berserk...
With Paul Pierce’s 9th point tonight, he has past Larry Bird on the Boston Celtics all-time scoring list. He now sits at number 2 [behind John Havlicek] on the that storied list of Celtics’ greats. Pierce is the team captain, has a finals MVP and an NBA championship in 2008. Pierce surpassed Larry Bird in [...]
Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has never been shy about speaking his mind. So when the Lakers star posed for a picture with Rob Gronkowski after L.A.'s 88-87 overtime victory over the Celtics, he didn't hesitate to tell the Pats' tight end where he thinks he should play next, according to WEEI. "I said 'the Eagles need a tight end.' That's what I...
NEW YORK -- Dirk Nowitzki and Paul Pierce overcame slow starts to return to the All-Star game, while lengthy runs ended for Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan.
Nowitzki was chosen Thursday to his 11th straight All-Star game, despite his lowest scoring average since his second NBA season. Pierce has come on after a slow start caused by a foot injury and was picked for the 10th time.
(Defense doesn’t get much better than that.)This is how rivalries age, begrudging respect ultimately breaking through to the surface, all the years of elbows and floor burns and trash talk culminating in a pool of praise. This is how sporting enemies pay homage, by noting that it’s never been anything personal, just a matter of hating the team that always seems to get in the...
While neither team is playing their best basketball, the Celtics-Lakers matchup is always must see TV. With Paul Pierce and Kobe both making their way up their respective teams’ record books, it will be cool to see two of the all-time Celtic and Laker greats go at it in one of only two games between the teams this season (barring a Finals rematch). The game airs on TNT tomorrow...
Paul Pierce entered the game needing nine points to tie Larry Bird for second on the Celtics' all-time scoring list.
Herald Celtics fall short in OT loss to Lakers
Truth found with Stars
Lakers beat Celts at old game
Doc Rivers revels in Austin’s game-winning 3-pointer for Duke
Globe Celtics fall to Lakers in OT, 88-87
Video: Bob Ryan's analysis
Kobe Bryant is a Rob Gronkowski fan
Boston Sports video -Doc Rivers on the loss
Celtics fail to get shots they want
Paul Pierce lone Celtics...
Shaq's Top Moments With Lakers (credit: Jed Jacobson/Allsport)
LOS ANGELES (CBS) – It is all coming together for Shaquille O’Neal and his post retirement plans.
In June of 2011 the Lakers announced they will hang No. 34 at Staples Center, but with no timetable of the ceremony.
Today, NBA.com reports the Lakers will retire Shaq’s No 34 jersey during the 2012-2013 seasons...