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This was a tough way to go out. If the Celtics somehow trade away Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett prior to Thursday’s trade deadline, their final game in green will not be a fond memory.
The Celtics’ underwhelming effort in Los Angeles on Wednesday was indicative of all their troubles without a lead guard like Rajon Rondo or a willing garbage man like Jared Sullinger. The 113-99 loss to the Lakers was not quite as bad as the beating the Celtics laid on them back in Boston, but it was a reminder that after winning eight out of nine games heading into the All-Star break, the Celtics are not so good that they can scoff at severe injuries to three key players.
Back on the East Coast, the NBA trade deadline was less than 17 hours away when the Celtics tipped off at Staples Center. Over the next 2 1/2 hours, they supplied ammunition to naysayers who believe team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge should have “blown it up” as soon as Rondo went down with a torn anterior cruciate l...
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Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett was heckled at Wednesday night's game at the Staples Center by a Los Angeles Lakers fan who simply shouted "Kevin!" over and over again.
ESPN microphones picked up the fan very clearly heckling Garnett at one point during the second quarter as Dwight Howard was shooting free throws.
Although not very creative on the fan'...
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NBA players have very stressful lives on and off the court from the physicality to the mental awareness of the game. They need an outlet, a way to bring them back to center. Kevin Garnett, of the Boston Celtics, has found his calm and that’s yoga. Just watch the tenacious Garnett get his downward dog [...]The post Kevin Garnett Does Yoga. Yeah, Yoga. (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Jason Whitney The intense Kevin Garnett is usually the one getting under the opposing team’s skin while on the basketball hardwood. However, last night against the Lakers in Los Angeles, the script was flipped as a crazy fan went berserk screaming Garnett’s first name at least 20 times in one minute.
Although KG kept his composure, it’s hard not to break a smile listening...
Kevin Garnett always seemed like a “downward dog” guy.
The Celtics center gave a look inside the preparation that makes him amazingly durable at the age of 36 in a series of advertisements for ZICO coconut water. Garnett’s work includes 5:30 a.m. runs on the beach and some calming yoga, which helps keep him from picking up those “dumb fouls” he was susceptible to early...
Someone really, really wanted Kevin Garnett’s attention at Staples Center last night. In the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against the Lakers, a persistent fan began yelling, “Kevin…Kevin…Keeevviinnnn…KEVIN!!” He did not respond.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m., and so far nearly every member of the Celtics has been rumored in some sort of trade talks.
That list included Paul Pierce, who was reportedly mentioned in a deal that would send Pierce to Brooklyn in exchange for Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first-round pick.
Pierce, now 35 years old, has spent his entire 14-year NBA career in...
Last time these teams met, KG and Pierce's clutch shots helped the C's to a victory.
Though the trade deadline hoopla is the current hot topic of the NBA, there is still games to be played. Tonight the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets meet in the mile-high city for their second and final meeting this season.
The last time these teams met, they were holding the longest...
Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski brings us up to date on the Celtics and Clippers trade talk:
For now, the Los Angeles Clippers have terminated talks with the Boston Celtics on a Kevin Garnett forEric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Celtics have been eager to continue the conversation on the deal, but league sources said the talks will...
Paul Pierce still seems likely to stay put in Boston, but that is not stopping other teams from trying. The Brooklyn Nets, who reportedly were close to acquiring Pierce in a trade last season when the team was in New Jersey, have made another offer for the Celtics captain.
The Nets offered Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and a first-round draft pick to the Celtics for Pierce, Yahoo...
Apparently, Chris Paul is in charge of the Clippers front office (he would probably be better than some of the people they have had in the past).
According the Bleacher Report, CP3 tried to get KG to waive his no-trade clause so he could be dealt to LA, but KG wasn’t having it.
Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald found that Chris Paul spoke to KG prior to the deadline and made...
Kevin Garnett will sit tonight vs the Phoenix Suns and Jeff Green will get the start in his place. Small ball doesn't begin to describe what we will see tonight. More like "Mini Ball."
There is help on the way, however. The Celtics are set to sign DJ White, who could be in uniform as soon as Sunday.
White, who is a 6'9" forward, played in China this past...
It’s not a trade involving Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce, but it’s still worth talking.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Boston Celtics have dealt Leandro Barbosa’s expiring contract for Jordan Crawford. This deal originally involved Fab Melo, but the C’s persuaded Washington.
Celtics will send the Leandro Barbosa expiring contract to the Wizards for Jordan...
The Nets have offered Marshon Brooks and Kris Humphries along with a first round pick for Paul Pierce. Celtics politely declined. This according to Wojo.
He has more about the KG to the Clippers rumor in that article as well. Sounds like it'd have to be a domino thing where Pierce gets dealt and then KG waives his no-trade clause and accepts the deal.
That article also...
You knew that the Lakers and their fans would be emotional tonight, and that L.A. would feed off of it, but the Celtics showed little resistance. Call it “tired legs”, second night of a back-to-back, blah blah. Boston just did not play defense tonight. Period. They fall 113-99 on L.A.
As Doc told his troops at halftime, “they’re getting whatever they want..” Couldn’t...
A Eric Bledsoe and DeAndre Jordan trade for Kevin Garnett will remain shelved unless Chris Paul pushes the idea with the Clippers' management.