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Here’s a short profile of my man Ricas from Canton, Mississippi. After the all-star break, we’ll have another edition of “Celebrity Fan Friday“..
Ricas grew up in the 1980′s, so he is a big fan of the Bird, McHale & Parish era:
I’ve been a Celtics fan since I was 11 years old. Growing-up, I remember watching Larry Bird and Magic battle for supremacy in the 80′s. I loved watching Bird, and he’s always been one of my favorite Celtics. He was a hard nosed player for a hard nosed team. From watching them winning titles to struggling and losing players tragically like Bias and Lewis, I’ve witnessed it.
When Paul Pierce was drafted in 1998, Ricas immediately loved his tough, aggressive style of play. Truth became his favorite Celtic. Paul was on the Celtics through some of the franchise’s worst times. But he stuck it out and didn’t jump ship. In 2008, everything came full-circle, and it was evident that it was worth the wait:
Paul Pierce became my favorite playe...
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AROUND THE WEB
Celtics (43-13) vs. Phoenix (37-20)
February 13, 1980
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Phoenix recovered from the Celtics’ 42 points explosion in the third quarter and a twelve point deficit to come back and defeat the Celtics, 135-134.
Larry Bird had his most impressive game in his rookie season, pouring in 45 points. The Suns gushed over Bird’s performance to the Globe’s...
Possibly lost in all of the KG "retirement" hoopla last night, was the news that Celtics captain Paul Pierce has been playing through a pinched nerve in his neck for the past two months. The news was originally reported by C's President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge during a 2nd quarter sit down with Mike & Tommy, a weird move considering Pierce himself hadn...
Alright, let’s round up the craziness that happened on Twitter last night. First, the inimitable Adrian Wojnarowski. Y! Sources (w/ @SpearsNBAYahoo): Celtics, Clippers discussing deal centered on Kevin Garnett for Bledsoe, Jordan. http://t.co/GhuSilfvabout 5 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiChris Broussard was unconvinced. Vinny Del Negro wants...
When I say Vince Carter what is the first couple of things that pop into your head?
I always get the feeling when I think of Vince Carter. that he should have done more with the talent that he had. He hasn’t a bad career, on the contrary he has had a very good career, but his talent was limitless. It was Jordanesque talent, but not Jordanesque desire...
Before Rajon Rondo was lost for the season he was dominating the NBA in triple doubles, with 5 (no other Celtic had any). Since Rondo's been gone Paul Pierce has taken over that role by recording 2 triple doubles of his own (the only player in the NBA with more than one in that time span), which puts him tied for second in the league on the season behind Rondo.
Paul Pierce Leads Celtics to Victory
Wednesday night the Celtics were able to seal the deal against the Chicago Bulls to wrap up the first part of the season before the All-Star break. The Celtics beat the Bulls by a score of 71-69 to make it eight victories in their last nine contests.
It was not the prettiest win but the Celtics were able to hold on for the victory. It was clear...
Paul Pierce plans to rest during the All-Star break.
STAYING IN BEANTOWN
Kevin Garnett has been mentioned in trade conversations, but the veteran All-Star forward says he will not waive his no-trade clause.
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...
Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett signed a three-year, $36 million contract extension this offseason. But following the Celtics win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, Garnett hinted that
Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett clarified comments he made suggesting this week would be his last All-Star Game.
In an interview with ESPN Radio on Friday in Houston, Garnett said he was not hinting at retirement, just saying he didn't think he would make it to another All-Star Game with all the young talent in the league.
As of late, the injury gods have not been kind to the Celtics. First Rajon Rondo is gone for the season with a torn ACL along with Jared Sullinger who has a bad back and needs surgery. Now, less than a month later it’s Leandro Barbosa, also with a torn ACL, and Paul Pierce with a pinched nerve.
Luckily, these injuries have not seemed to heavily impact the success of the team so...
This baby loves the slop, eats it up. Eats the slop, born to slop…
How the hell do you capture the true essence of tonight’s victory? The Celtics stunk less?
Screw that, I’m going to channel my inner grit-and-balls and put a positive spin on this mess. The Celtics scratched and clawed their way back from miserable 2nd and 3rd quarters to beat Chicago, 71-69. A 7 point 4th quarter...
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Kevin Garnett said last night that his 14th All-Star Game appearance on Sunday in Houston will also be his last, though the Celtics forward stopped short of saying he was retiring at the end of the season.
KG is having fun at "his last" All Star Weekend. He's always an experience whenever you hear him interviewed. This weekend is no different. He gave Craig Sager a hard time about players being on player time during All Star weekend. And it's reported that he's having fun joking with the younger guys there. I'm happy to see that he's making the most...