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Kevin Garnett grinned when he was told on Sunday that teammate Jason Terry was amazed at what Garnett was able to do on a basketball court “at 50 years old.”
Garnett, who is actually only 36, shot back.
“Jet’s no spring chicken, either,” he said.
Garnett and Terry are two of the NBA’s oldies but goodies. Along with Paul Pierce, another player performing at an All-Star level past his 35th birthday, they have helped the Celtics rebound from the loss of Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger. Injuries were expected to derail the Celtics this season, but so far it has been the 20-somethings who have struggled to stay on the court.
All around the league, players pushing 40 are still having success. Call it a miracle of modern science or plain old hard work, but never before have so many veterans been such key pieces to so many strong teams.
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Earlier this morning we noted that folks continue to drop the n-word way too easily and what does The Big Lead come up with? Kevin Garnett dropping the word on a local broadcast last...
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8 a.m. ET: Kevin Garnett will be the only Celtics player on the court this weekend, and no, that’s not because he will be the only one still healthy. Garnett is the Celtics’ lone representative at All-Star weekend this year, as Rajon Rondo, who was due to start at point guard for the East, is out with a torn ACL in his right knee and Paul Pierce was left off the roster.
Kevin Garnett has never been one to hold his tongue on the court. Known widely for his explicit language, Garnett makes it clear that he will never change that aspect of his on the court game. So now we have this video courtesy of The Big Lead. Check out the interesting commentary KG had after blocking a shot.
Kevin Garnett hasn’t been shy on his feelings towards Dwight Howard these days. Just over the summer he called Howard a clown, turns out Garnett’s loathing for the fellow Super Star player goes deeper.
TNT correspondent Craig Sager revealed in a radio appearance on 98.5 Toucher and Rich an interesting story from an All-Star Game two years ago. Courtesy Reds Army for the...
We learned this summer that Kevin Garnett views Dwight Howard as a clown and politely encourages him to paint his face during games. But now, we’re finding out that KG’s disdain for Howard runs a bit deeper than on-the-court quips. TNT’s Craig Sager shared this story during an appearance this morning on 98.5′s Toucher and Rich. Here’s my (loose) transcription: We had one...
Forget about the shroud of uncertainty surrounding the Boston Celtics thanks to trade rumors and injury concerns circulating this season. It seems as though the veteran ball club has done everything in their power to stave off the doubt and not only maintain their legitimacy in the Eastern Conference, but improve their NBA odds in the process.
With a five-game West Coast swing on...
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo may be out for the season with a torn ACL, but that doesn't mean he's gonna just sit at home.
Rondo has stay involved with the Celtics,
The worst-case scenario for Leandro Barbosa‘s knee appears to have been confirmed. The Celtics guard, who came up lame during Monday’s loss in Charlotte, reportedly has torn the ACL in his left knee. Such an injury would end his season.
Kevin Garnett told reporters in the locker room after the game that the team was informed Barbosa would join Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger...
11 a.m. ET: Just when it seemed like things could not get any weirder for the Celtics, they upped the ante. Fresh off a two-day break thanks to the weekend’s snowstorm, the Celtics survived a three-overtime slugfest with the Nuggets on Sunday. They then promptly hit the road for a matchup in Charlotte on Monday night.
If the Celtics (27-23) have anything left in the tank, they...
CHARLOTTE, N.C - Heading into Time Warner Cable Arena Monday night, the Boston Celtics were as hot as any team in the league with seven straight wins, handing the Heat, Clippers, Nuggets and Lakers all losses during that stretch.
Who'd have thought it'd be the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, the bunch with the worst record in the NBA, that would cool them off?
As if a blown four...
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If Celtics coach Doc Rivers elected to give Pierce and Garnett a night off when the team travels to Charlotte for the tail end of a back-to-back on Monday, he could be forgiven (heck, with no national TV broadcast...
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Referees: Tony Brothers, Olandis Poole and Eddie F. Rush
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At home: 18-9
On road: 11-15
Streak: Won 6
Streak: Won 9
Buckets: Pierce (18.6 ppg)
Buckets: Danilo Gallinari (17.1 ppg)
Tonight, the Celtics will hope to enter All-Star Weekend on a high note when they host the Bulls. The Bulls currently sit at 30-21 and fourth place in the eastern conference. The Celtics currently sit at 27-24 and seventh in the conference. The Celtics are coming off possibly their worst loss of the season with a 94-91 loss Monday night to the Bobcats. This mixed with the season...
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Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, and now Leandro Barbosa will miss the rest of the 2012-13 season after losing his footing on a stopping motion towards the basket during Monday’s loss 94-91.
Kevin Garnett reported to CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely that they received news that Barbosa will not play again in this season.
Garnett said the #Celtics...
The injuries are getting ridiculous...
We basically already knew this after it happened, but now it's been confirmed somewhat.
Leandro Barbosa tore his ACL.
Source: Barbosa out for year with torn ACL— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 12, 2013
It's the second ACL tear in just over two weeks as the Celtics lost Rajon Rondo to the same injury (except maybe his...