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Clippers coach Doc Rivers (OK, that was weird to type) told the Boston Globe that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called him after the Spurs' Game 7 loss in the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat and asked for advice on dealing with that kind of a loss.
So, that's pretty awesome for multiple reasons. You've got Popovich, who is supposed to be this all-knowing seer, seeking out the counsel of another great coach in this league, and you have Rivers telling him that the pain never goes away.
The Celtics lost an ugly Game 7 in an ugly series to the Lakers in 2010 after Kendrick Perkins went down with an ACL tear. The Spurs lost Game 7 in Miami, but that was after the far-more-brutal Game 6 loss that Spurs guard Manu Ginobili later admitted he never really got over.
Of course, if we're talking Game 7, you have to remember this as well.
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In what might have been the least enthusiastic press conference ever, the Celtics introduced Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks, and Kris Humphries. Gerald Wallace was mercifully spared appearing at the press conference due to his youth basketball camp. Also missing was Kris Joseph and it was announced not long after the press conference ended that Joseph had once again been waived....
Here's something you should know about Turkish sports media before you read this post: They love creating transfer rumors, especially when it comes to soccer. NBA trade deadline day could be slow compared to any given off-season day in Turkish sports.
That being said, a Besiktas news website has just reported that Colton Iverson has agreed to terms to play in Turkey for Semih...
Paul Pierce said goodbye to the city of Boston and the Celtics with 44 photos on Instagram of himself and the team throughout the years of his career. “I cannot say it enough. Boston, you’ll always be a part of who I am.#THANKYOUBOSTON,”
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Great video just came my way of a little kid in Houston responding to Shaquille O’Neal’s diss of Houston. The local ABC affiliate has footage of a VERY VERY animated kid. The kid was upset at Shaq for calling Houston a “little town”, comments which he did back track on later. The child made sure Shaq knows “Don’t ever disrespect Houston again”. I’m pretty sure...
On Monday the Boston Celtics introduced new players Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks and Kris Humphries. None of the three guys looked happy to be there.
Standing holding their jerseys next to new head coach Brad Stevens and general manager Danny Ainge, the three men looked like they were about to face a firing squad. All three were acquired in the trade that sent Kevin Garnett, Jason...
After Manu Ginobili took it upon himself to announce he would be signing with the San Antonio for an additional two years, reporters searched for details. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported the 35 year old guard would make $14 million in those two seasons.
Offering Ginobili, who had arguably one of his worst performances of his career in the NBA Finals...
It's been three weeks since Draft night when a report broke during the draft stating San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Brett Brown was about to be hired by the Philadelphia 76ers as their new head coach.
Later that Thursday evening, Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford dispelled the rumor and said no such deal had been done. Since those three weeks, there have been multiple...
It's been less than a month since the San Antonio Spurs' last game -- and we know how that one turned out. Tony Parker, with plenty of time to decompress, analyze and reflect their championship run, talked with FIBA.com about the NBA Finals and his expectations with the French national team.
The Miami Heat have only lost one playoff series since LeBron James and...
On Saturday a report was released discussing how new San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli was awaiting 'permission' from the Spurs in order to represent his home country of Italy at the 2013 Eurobasket in Slovenia this fall.
Now according to Sportando, the Spurs have given Belinelli 'permission' to play this fall and represent his home country.
As previously reported, the Rajon Rondo trade rumors are going nowhere.
According to Jay King at Masslive.com, the Pistons have asked about Rondo's availability.
The Pistons are said to have plenty of interest in acquiring Rondo, and Dumars admitted he spoke to Boston about its All-Star point guard's availability. But according to the Detroit Free Press, talks never progressed...
A.B. As of last weekend, Paul Pierce is officially no longer a member of the Boston Celtics. Considered by many to be one of the top 5 Celtics players of all time, Pierce spent the last 15 years as a member of the Green. During that span Pierce won an NBA Championship in 2008 and scored over 20,000 career points. So while Pierce’s career will continue, “The Truth” will take...
Kevin Garnett said last year that Jeff Green has a chance to be one of the greatest players in NBA history. The Celtics are about to test Garnett’s theory, big time.
Green, who spent much of last season as the fourth offensive option behind Paul Pierce, Garnett and Rajon Rondo, respectively, will start next season without at least two and perhaps all three of those players. Pierce...
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Kris Humphries has been around the NBA long enough to understand how the business of the league works. So, when Humphries sat down with Nets general manager Billy King after the Nets saw their season end at the hands of the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs, he knew there was a good chance he’d be playing elsewhere next season.
“I wasn’t surprised,” Humphries said...
The Boston Celtics acquired a $10.3 million trade exception in their trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Celtics will have 365 days to use to the traded player exception.