Found September 29, 2012 on
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A message to Anderson Varejao, Manu Ginobili, Paul Pierce, Luis Scola and others like you around the NBA: Your flopping is out of control.
Your flailing and falling and rolling on the floor at the slightest contact -- or sometimes no contact at all --all for the sake of a couple of free throws or a cheap turnover is a disgrace to the game of basketball.
Flopping is a bush-league tactic once reserved for only the most desperate and shameless among you and your NBA brethren. But now it's become a strategy that's exercised by players first-class and second-rate alike, and it's become rampant around the league.
Fortunately, commissioner David Stern is onto your deceptive game, and he's not happy about what he sees. He recognizes that unchecked flopping is damaging the reputation of the game and his league, and now, in a move that's long overdue, he's going to do something to try to stop it.
The NBA announced Friday that it is finalizing procedures to handle f...
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So the first practice is out of the way and what we should be doing now is practicing restraint, knowing this is just day one of more than 200. We should be considering thing that happen now to be neither too great nor (short of injury) too devastating.
That ‘s what we should be doing.
What we are doing, however, is giddily overreacting to things.
Made it through first day...
Made it through first day of practice We r gonna b scary good— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) September 29, 2012
The Celtics have never lacked confidence, and they just added a lot of firepower to a team that almost made the Finals. Terry, Lee, Green, Wilcox, Sully, the list goes on. Once again health will be a key, but this team is stacked depth wise. When was the last time that was the case?
An in-shape Paul Pierce talks to the media. Video via Chris Forsberg.
The San Antonio Spurs training camp and season opener are just days away and all Spurs fans are looking forward to seeing their favorite team back in action. Including Manu Ginobili's kids.
As Manu prepares to make another run at a title with the Spurs, his kids wished him well as he makes his way to San Antonio.
Check out Manu's twins sending their father off. Though...
Another Media Day has come and gone, and as usual, we saw some sweet kicks. Veterans like Paul Pierce brought out some great shoes, as did newcomers like Courtney Lee. Here’s Paul in his Nike “P2 V” from the 2008-09 season. They feature a replica of his “Gift/Curse” tattoo on them. We also saw Jeff Green in the Nike N7 Zoom KD4 and both Jet & D.Christmas in the Reebok...
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Paul Pierce played coy for as long as he could. When asked about the knee braces that were in full view of the questioner during last season's playoffs, Pierce would wrinkle his eyebrows and ask, "What knee braces?" When he was clearly hobbled against Andre Iguodala and LeBron James, two of the NBA's most athletic small forwards, the Celtics captain...
BOSTON, Ma — Last year the Celtics outdid just about everyone’s expectations by coming within minutes of the NBA Finals. But after what is widely considered to have been a fairly successful off season, most fans and media folk alike believe Boston should end up right back in the same spot this year; battling [...]
The Boston Celtics opened their first day of practice at their Waltham training center on Saturday and Paul Pierce liked what he saw. After practice the veteran took to the twittersphere saying that the C's are "gonna be scary good" this year. And those are some encouraging words for Boston sports fans as the Red Sox will finish up their worst season since 1997 and...
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The Celtics uploaded a couple of videos from today's practice. We hear from rookie Kris Joseph on adjusting to the NBA game (and guarding Paul Pierce), what Courtney Lee brings to the team, and the leadership of Jason Terry. Also catch Rondo referring to "#20" instead of using the Miami guard's name.
Today was the first day of training camp and reports are filtering out from the Celtics' first practice. Above is a video from practice courtesy of Chris Forsberg showing Courtney Lee blocking a Jason Terry shot. I can see that practices are going to be so competitive that they will look forward to games for a break. Here are a few comments from the media session after practice...
If professional athletes are ever to get their just due as master players in "Words With Friends," Paul Pierce will need to deliver in the next week. Pierce is the lone athlete in a star-laden lineup of competitors in the "Words With Friends" Celebrity Challenge, which begins Thursday and runs through Wednesday, according to ESPN Playbook. The Celtics forward...
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Yes, the Celtics are back. KG above at the podium was KG. He said that Doc was his number one reason for returning. When asked about Ray he had this to say, "I don't have Ray's number anymore. I'm not trying to communicate. I'm just being honest." He did say that he wishes Ray the best. I compare this to Perk who says that he...
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