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PLAYERS: Larry Bird
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
The fans never wanted him to leave, but Larry Bird's back would no longer allow him to play with the same zeal he had for more than a decade. So 20 years ago Saturday, Bird announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics. Bird took with him three NBA championship rings, three Most Valuable Player trophies and numerous other honors, including 12 All-Star games, 10 All-NBA selections and three All-Defensive team honors. He left Celtics fans with those three championship banners and countless memories on the Boston Garden parquet. On Feb. 4, 1993, Celtics fans packed the Garden...

Terry says Celtics will win title

Newly-acquired Celtics guard Jason Terry says he got a tattoo of the Celtics mascot holding the Larry O'Brien trophy for a reason.

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge’s right-hand-man might bolt for Philly

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Boston Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren is a serious candidate for the Sixers general manager position, sources with knowledge of the search told Zarren is an intriguing addition to the field...

Christmas & “Show Ya Love” win Rumph Classic

Last weekend, Dionte Christmas and his “Show Ya Love” squad won the 7th annual Rumph Classic held in Philadelphia. The tournament, named in memory of Danny Rumph, is held each year as a tribute to him.  Rumph, who graduated from Parkway High in 2001, and went on to play hoops for Western Kentucky University, sadly passed away from Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at the age of...

Jeff Green will sign his contract next week

Gary Washburn's post on Boston Celtics | Latest updates on Sulia via kwout h/t ronit00se7en in the shoutbox It will be interesting to hear what the hold us was for this. I've never heard of a contract taking this long to get finalized. The most recent report we had on Green's contract was that it was a four-year deal for $36 million, which is most definitely overpaying...

Roster Countdown: 8. Courtney Lee

Courtney Lee could be a key piece of the puzzle for the Celtics both this year and going forward.With the most exciting moments of the offseason behind us, Celtics Town is counting down the Celtics’ roster from 16 to one. We’ll offer speculation on the role each player has to play, and where they’ll be in the rotation as we look towards the upcoming season. If you missed...

Why I love Jason "Dagger Three" Terry

I loved the pick up of Jason Terry. Ever since I started watching him play I've nicknamed him "Dagger Three" because all he does is hit those threes that just crush the hearts of opponents. I also love him because of his enthusiasm, confidence, and loyalty to any team he plays for.  The guy has already gotten a leprechaun tattoo on his forearm. Respect. What I...

Video: Jason Terry "can't wait" for opening night

CSNNE: "Until last year, when Miami won, the average age of an NBA championship team was 34 and up, and so that goes to tell you that you have to have that veteran experience, that leadership that knowing guys have been there before. And so, that's why I like our team. You got that with a good mix of young guys and you got yourself a championship contender." Not...

When Dwight Howard and Josh Smith Were Celtics

I came across this photo and thought it was quite interesting.  Believe it or not, both Josh Smith and Dwight Howard, along with Randolph Morris, were Celtics at one time.  Unfortunately it wasn't the Boston Celtics, but the Atlanta Celtics when they played AAU basketball together.  Howard is more than likely staying in LA, but there's still a chance that Josh Smith may...

Video: Paul Pierce "I Ball Like A Celtic" Mix

Short mix for the captain, but a quality one. If anyone knows the name of the artist who made the "I Ball Like A Celtic" track, please leave it in the comments section below. I do know the song that it samples though (And if you claim to be a hip-hop fan and don't, then shame on you). Click here for more Celtics mixes and videos.

Areas of Improvement: Brandon Bass’s Post Game

This is a series of posts which highlight each key player in the Celtics’ run towards banner 18.  It will highlight the areas of their game they need to improve most for the Celtics to be able to compete with the talent-blitzed teams of 2012-13.  The area will sometimes be a player’s biggest flaw, or sometimes his biggest strength, but each post will highlight what this Celtics...

Missing Larry, and what he represents, 20 years later

This still bums me out. I’m so happy Larry Bird doesn’t play today.  Somehow, some way, people would over-analyze him, overreact to him, and over-emphasize things that aren’t important about him. The back injury that ultimately shortened his career?  He hurt it putting up a retaining wall at his Indiana home… when he easily could have paid someone. He broke his hand during...

The Top Five Greatest Celtics Teams: #2 2007-’08 Celtics

The acquisitions of Ray Allen (left) and Kevin Garnett (center) gave Paul Pierce (right) a reason to stay in Boston. The 2007-’08 Boston Celtics come in at the second spot on this list. This team went from last to first thanks to two shrewd trades by President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. After the 2006-’07 season, the Celtics finished 24-58, which marked the second...

Top Games of 2011-2012: #3

Date: June 3, 2012Location: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MABasketball games are significant for different reasons to different people. The honorable mention game in this series was significant for a very small percentage of Celtics’ fans, one which happened to include myself. #10 was significant because the defense got going for the first time all season. #4 was significant...

Don Nelson Done with Coaching

Don Nelson, who wanted TWolves job a year ago, says he is permanently retired from coaching. Insists no interest even if someone calls. — Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) August 15, 2012 Scott Howard-Cooper of is reporting that former Celtic Don Nelson is finished with coaching, even though he had put his name in for the Timberwolves coaching job last year. Don Nelson...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 8/19

Herald   Serge Ibaka’s new deal with Thunder reportedly for $48M Hornets give coach Monty Williams 4-year extension Globe Jason Terry can’t wait to get started with the Celtics Celtics Green  Jason Terry Is Almost as Excited for the Season as I Am Don Nelson Done with Coaching The Original Showtime Basketball Celtics Life  A New-Look Atlantic Division Video: Paul Pierce...
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