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Earlier I posted the 1981 World Champion Celtics Locker Room Celebration video that I found earlier this week. Where did I find it? I was tipped off that Robert Parish was auctioning off his 1981 championship ring and the video was on the auction page. The auction has now ended and the ring has sold for $45,478. The ring came with a letter of authenticity signed by Robert Parish and Boston mainstream media outlets are now confirming the sale (See here and here).
While $45k might seem like chump change to NBA stars today I'm sure to Parish it's worth more. Besides he might have been led to believe that the ring would fetch more in an auction. It is not known whether Parish is hard up for money or just doesn't care too much about the sentimental value of the ring. Maybe he has other valuable items from the '81 season at his home. It's also not known whether he has or plans to auction off his 1984, 1986, and 1997 championship rings.
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I've never understood why KG likes to shoot just a step inside the 3 point line (also known as the worst shot in basketball). I mean obviously everyone prefers him down low, but he's always been a jump shooting big man primarily and that's the way it's going to stay. Oddly enough I've seen him more than a handful of times shooting 3's in practice (made 4...
BOSTON -- Ray Allen looked finished. In a three-game stretch against the Philadelphia 76ers, Allen mustered a total of 13 points. A game later he fouled out after playing only 25 minutes, and in the deciding Game 7 he shot 3-for-11 from the field and 2-for-7 from the free throw line. The stats were not the only troubling indicators for the veteran Celtics shooting guard. He seemed...
The Celtics responded from a tough Game 2 loss on the road with a scintillating Game 3 win at home to make it a 2-1 series. There were several fantastic plays and moments from the game. Check out the highlights below for some of them:
Haslem gets Rondo'd
Rondo's No-look Pass to Quis:
Pierce's End of Q3 Three
Ray's Fourth Quarter...
The Celtics came into Game 3 against the Heat on Friday needing another big effort from Kevin Garnett. And their request was more than answered as the big man went for 24 points and 11 rebounds in a 101-91 victory that cut the Boston series deficit to 2-1 heading into Game 4 on Sunday. Now playing center, Garnett is fulfilling a prediction his old coach, Flip Saunders, made 17...
I don’t have much time at all to write about that win that was alternately brilliant, frustrating and brilliant again, but check out my column for the Springfield Republican newspaper.
Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored 21 points with 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-91 victory over the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, cutting Miami's lead in the series to 2-1.
Game 4 is Sunday night in Boston.
LeBron James scored 34 points but the NBA MVP and the rest of the Heat went cold during...
For the Miami Heat, it was a chance to take the series back to Miami with a 3-1 lead. For the Boston Celtics, it was the perfect opportunity to get even. Rajon Rondo scored 15 points and added 15 assists, including three points in overtime, to propel the Celtics to a 93-91 win and even the Eastern Conference Finals to two games each.
One gets the feeling Rajon Rondo uses controversy like most use caffeine. He hears trade rumors and becomes a triple-double machine. Craig Sager asks him an innocent question about how the Celtics can handle rest and Rondo responds as if Sager just called his daughter ugly. Doris Burke asks him about Boston’s unexpected scoring binge and Rondo uses it as an excuse to call the...
*** Crawford. Kennedy. Willard. Davis. Their names strike fear in the hearts of all Celtics fans. No they are not members of the Miami Heat (not officially anyways, pardon the pun) but they are members of the Evil Axis of Officials. Their reputations are synonymous with ineptitude, narcissism, bias, bullying, and flat out ridiculousness [...]
We’ve all had problems in our lives. We either accept them, complain about them, which accomplishes nothing, or we hit them head on and resolve them. That’s the decision Celtics fans, for that matter all NBA fans, face when it comes to the quality of officiating in what’s marketed as the world’s greatest basketball league.
LeBron James took almost as many free throws...
Three reasons the Celtics won this game:
Grit and balls.
Balls and grit.
Grit and balls.
What did I tell you all before the game via Twitter? Joey Crawford is the only ref with the balls to take on LeBron Wade and Dwyane Wade. And Joey delivered with the 6th whistle on James.
Now excuse me while I restart my heart.
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The Boston Celtics went into Game 4 Sunday night trailing in the series 2-1, but with the game at home there was a lot on their side. Coming off a big win Friday Night against the Miami Heat to keep from being swept, the Celtics charged into Game 4 on a tear, staying in the lead for the majority of the game. After the half though is when the Heat started to close the gap eventually...
The Celtics lead the Heat 55-42 at the half despite a furious 16-point first quarter from LeBron James. James went 7-for-12 in the first, but got into foul trouble in the second quarter that limited him to only 4 points. Rajon Rondo got back to facilitating constant ball movement with seven assists leading to 15 [...]
Kevin Garnett is averaging a team-high 19.7 points against the Heat.
The Boston Celtics made it quite clear to the Miami Heat Sunday night, that if they expect to advance to the NBA Finals, they will a battle on their hands; as the “Green Team” blew a 14 point lead that they held at the half, but came back to defeat their opponents in overtime, by a final score of 93-91. The Celtics put on a show for their fans at the “New Garden” in the...