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This story isn’t meant to be primarily about Ray Allen, though he will stand as the prominent example in an inner debate I’m having with regards to a media phenomenon.My theory: Our views of athletes are distorted by the amount of time (and amount of friendliness with which) they speak to the media. Because Allen spent 15 minutes before every game holding court with reporters in a highly cordial manner, the theory goes, the media overreacts to his smiles and articulate nature and decides to paint him as a revered saint who wears a halo and regularly cures pre-pubescent children of diphtheria. His well-dressed image, early shot routine and well-contemplated musings on whatever topics were requested by the media became almost entirely how the media judged him. Digging deeper into Allen’s moral fiber would have been difficult and perhaps even futile, so he was judged for his becoming disposition as much as Rajon Rondo was judged for his surly, one-word answers to reporters’ questions. ...
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Ray Allen said Boston fans have no reason to boo him because the Celtics gave him no choice but to leave for Miami. See why he feels that way.
A couple of quotes after last night’s game have slipped under the radar. Both are awesome explanations about why the Celtics looked so good against Brooklyn last night… and both are so perfectly indicative of the person who uttered them. I could not tell you who said them, and there’s no doubt in my mind you could figure out who they came from.
But I’ll tell you anyway...
Rajon Rondo and Ben Affleck have the same problem. It’s called the “yeah, but…” syndrome. This disease forces someone to bring up a person’s shortcomings whenever they are complimented. Here’s an example. Imagine you’re talking with friend and Affleck comes up.
You say, “ Hey I just saw Argo. It’s fantastic. Ben Affleck has totally established himself as one of...
For those of you wondering how life is treating Ray Allen down in sunny Miami, here’s last night’s game recap from the Miami Herald:
WORST OF LAST NIGHT: Ray Allen off his game
Allen went 3 of 11 from the field and 1 of 5 from three-point range. He had seven points in 22 minutes. Maybe it was just an off night; maybe Allen is still adjusting to coming off the bench. Allen was...
In his first season with the Heat, Ray Allen wants to be more than a spot up 3-point shooter.
The 37-year old shooting guard wants to mix it up in the post.
“I can still put the ball on the floor, go to hole, make the pass,” Allen said. “I shoot 3s but I try to get to the hoop as much as I can.”
During his time with the Celtics, Allen wanted the ball in the post but Coach...
Ray Allen wants the world to know he’s more than a three-point shooter. He can put the ball on the floor, go to the hole, make the pass and… [wait for it] work in the post. From the Sun Sentinel:
One of the areas the Heat could possibly use Allen is in the post. It was a big part of his game during the early portion of his career before he became identified mostly as a jump-shooter...
As I was cruising around the Internet today looking at some of latest news on the Boston Celtics I came across an interesting piece on Ray Allen. Apparently, Allen just can’t get enough of talking about his former team when he is asked about them by the Miami media. One would think at this point [...]
BOSTON -- As 30-somethings who figure to play major minutes for the Celtics this season, Kevin
Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry have taken some obligatory rest this
preseason. Even relative youngsters like Brandon Bass and Darko Milicic have
been pulled back to keep minor injuries from turning into more serious ones.
Easing through October is seldom a bad...
Courtney Lee has all the tools. He can shoot, jump, run,
dribble and defend. With all those skills, the biggest question is why the
27-year-old Western Kentucky product is on his fourth team in five NBA seasons.
A quick rundown of the point guards Lee has played
with in his career may help explain why. Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris, Kyle
Lowry and Goran Dragic...
Like us on Facebook Celtics Daily Links for Friday, October 12 Celtics Green Ray Says Boo the Celtics and Not Him For His Leaving In a recent interview, Ray Allen says that his decision to leave was a business decision. He also says that the C’s made it so he had to leave because they [...]
Rondo helps the Celtics beat the Knicks
Game Summary: This game did not have a lot of star power. For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Tyson Chandler sat out. For the Celtics, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett did not play. Brandon Bass and Darko Milicic also sat out. The Celtics started Rajon Rondo, Courtney Lee, Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger, and Jason Collins. Luckily...
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With the NBA PRE-season being well underway, so are the critics and the naysayers. The Celtics PRE-season record is 1-4 after Tuesday nights loss to Brooklyn putting them in last place in the Atlantic Division. While many are optimistic for the 2012-13 NBA Celtic Season after last years heroic Eastern Conference/NBA Championship run...
Herald Melo is Fab 5 of C’s future Doc gives positive prognosis Not a starry night in AlbanyGreen gets defensive in Celtic comeback winRay Allen gets a chance to write final chapter with Heat Globe Pressure on these old-look New York Knicks to make strides this season Final: Celtics 109, Knicks 98Rookie Jared Sullinger grabs good notices with Celtics
Celtics Green Comments...
Herald Doc has ‘moved past’ Allen’s departure, still ‘disappointed’Leandro Barbosa can contribute in reserve Doc Rivers seeks rotation remedy Dwight Howard expects to be nervousGlobe Celtics ownership has provided a decade of pride Celtics ruin Nets' return to national TV, 115-85 Final: Celtics 115, Nets 85Celtics rout Nets in exhibition rematch Celtics Green ...