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Former Celtics legend Kevin McHale is grieving over the loss of his daughter, Sasha, who passed away from complications from Lupus on Saturday. About 40 members of the team including players, coaches and staff flew to Minneapolis immediately after Tuesday’s game against the Raptors to attend Sasha's funeral and to show support for their coach. I haven't heard of any show of support from the Celtics organization, but I'm sure there was one, along with support from former Celtics' teammates.
The Rockets also had a moment of silence to honor Sasha before the pregame introductions for Tuesday’s game, with a photo of Sasha McHale on the video boards at the arena. Rockets players wore a green band on a purple background on their uniform shoulders. The organization chose green because it was Sasha McHale’s favorite color and purple to signify the Lupus Foundation.
“Her high school jersey number was No. 32. So green and 32, with the McHale family, that can only mean one thing,” Rockets acting head coach Kelvin Sampson said, alluding to the fact that her father also wore that number during his playing career with the Boston Celtics. “Celtic pride is in there somewhere. That’s also another indication she’s daddy’s girl. She adored her father. Her father adored her. That’s why this is so tough.”
The Rockets will fly from the funeral to Oklahoma City for their game against the Thunder tonight. They had to get special permission from the league to fly to Minnesota instead of going directly to OKC as teams are normally required to travel no later than the night before each game to arrive in the city of their next game.
As a parent, I can't imagine the grief and heartache that Kevin and Lynn McHale are going through. My thoughts and prayers have been with the family since the news came out on Saturday. The love and respect of the NBA community are with the McHale family through this tough time. (hat tip Houston Chronicle)
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Earlier this week Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics got crossed up by Jameer Nelson, and it was pretty bad. Well, on Wednesday night when the Celtics played the Brooklyn Nets it happened again by Joe Johnson. Check out both of the below videos and which do you think was a better ankle breaker?
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Things got physical in Boston Wednesday night when Kris Humphries committed a hard foul on Kevin Garnett. In response to the foul, Rajon Rondo pushed Humphries which led to a NBA style shoving match.
Both Rondo and Humphries were ejected as was Gerald Wallace after receiving his 2nd technical foul of the night. Kevin Garnett also received a technical but remained in the game.
Rajon Rondo Banned Two Games by League Office Rajon Rondo has been suspended two games for last night’s altercation with Kris Humphries that spilled into the stands. Danny Ainge broke the news during his weekly segment wih ‘The Big Show’ on WEEI. Earlier today, Rondo defended himself by saying that he was responding to [...]
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The Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets got into a scuffle Wednesday night right before halftime at the Garden. The fight started after Rajon Rondo took offense to a foul by Kris Humphries on Kevin Garnett. Rondo then pushed Humphries into the stands and the fight proceeded in the lapse of the fans. Not sure what the repercussions will be but this certainly cause suspension similar...
At 6 foot 1, 186 pounds, Rajon Rondo isn’t the biggest player in the NBA, but he just might be one of the toughest. In tonight’s game vs. the Brooklyn Nets, Rondo got into a scuffle with Nets forward Kris Humphries after he Kevin Garnett in the post. The result was a bench-clearing brawl for the ages. Okay maybe it wasn’t that wild of a brawl, but if you’re the type of person...
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was ejected in the second quarter of Wednesday night's game against Brooklyn when he shoved Kris Humphries after the Nets forward knocked Kevin Garnett to the ground with a hard foul.
Humphries was given two technical fouls and ejected. Nets forward Gerald Wallace, who joined the fray under the Boston basket, was given one technical, but...
A brawl broke out in Boston on Wednesday night during a game pitting the Celtics versus the Brooklyn Nets.The incident was sparked when Brooklyn's Kris Humphries committed a hard foul on Boston's Kevin Garnett late in the second quarter. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo took offense and gave Humphries a spirited shove in retaliation. A brief moment of chaos ensued.Both Rondo...
James Harden's return to Oklahoma City has taken an emotional and tragic detour for the Houston Rockets.
The spotlight will eventually turn to the star guard.
Only hours after attending the funeral of coach Kevin McHale's daughter on Wednesday, Harden will have to deal with a different set of emotions when he faces the Thunder for the first time since being traded away...