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Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: A mournful embrace
The best moment of Friday's nights basketball games had nothing to do with a sport. Nothing to do with a dunk, a shot, a block, a defensive play, an assist. It was the simple act of humanity.
One that resonated deeply on a dark day for the nation.
Kevin Garnett and Kevin McHale did not know any of the victims in Newtown, Conn. Their connection to them was likely the same as many in the U.S. Their reaction was likely the same too -- utter shock and horror over the events.
Garnett was embracing McHale for a much different reason and a different loss. Still the image of a friend embracing a mourning father was powerful on this day.
In only very few ways is McHale losing his daughter to leukemia comparable to the tragedy in Connecticut where a gunman opened fire on a class of elementary school children killing 27 people including 20 of the children. That ...
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Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale shared a long hug with Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett after Friday night's NBA matchup at the Toyota Center, where the Rockets defeated the Celtics 101-99.
It was the first time the teams played since McHale took a month-long absence to grieve the loss of his daughter Sasha, who died of complications from Lupus at the age of 23. As they...
Everyone has their opinions on Kevin Garnett whether you are with or against him. A lot of people say he is a fake tough guy and a phony. I will tell you one thing from my view is that Kevin Garnett is a serious person. He means what he says and says what he means. This small moment in sports during a time like today is proof of many things - Kevin's (both) emotions,...
When Kevin Garnett walked over to Kevin McHale, embraced him, and let the man who drafted him cry on his shoulder, it showed a couple of things.
First, it was a glimpse into the type of person Kevin Garnett really is. Sure, we see the fun little curse-filled post-game rants here and there, but no one outside of a Garnett locker room truly knows him, and we probably never will....
Kevin Garnett and Kevin McHale shared a very touching moment after the Rockets defeated the Celtics 101-89 in Houston on Thursday night. McHale drafted Garnett in 1995 and the two have remained close, and it was an extremely powerful image as Garnett embraced his former coach and offered his condolences on the the passing of McHale’s daughter Sasha in November:
On one of the most tragic days in recent American history, Kevin McHale and Kevin Garnett shared an emotional hug Friday night after the Rockets’ 101-89 win in Houston. As everyone is processing the events in Connecticut, McHale continues to mourn the loss of his daughter Alexandra, who died of Lupus on November 24th. Garnett [...]
I included the video of Kevin McHale and Kevin Garnett embracing in the game recap, but I felt that this moment was so special it needed to be mentioned again. Yesterday was a very rough day for almost everyone in this country. Twenty precious children were killed in an act of senseless violence. Those of us who are parents and grandparents were hit especially hard by the tragedy...
As the years have passed by the late 80′s greats in Boston, history has remember Kevin McHale as a Celtics’ legend, decent head coach and the guy who gave Kevin Garnett to Boston. People don’t remember just how dominant McHale was in green. For his career, Kevin McHale average 17.9 PPG, 7.3 RPG and [...]
After the Houston Rockets beat the Boston Celtics by the score of 101-89 on Friday night, Rockets head coach Kevin McHale had an emotional moment with Celtics forward Kevin Garnett during a postgame.McHale lost his daughter Sasha in November to Lupus and Kevin came over to give support to the man who drafted him in Minnesota:
Kevin Durant's shoes tonight.I watched the whole game, took notes and tweeted about it. But lamenting some poor interior defense and bad shooting just doesn’t feel right tonight. The lasting image I have from this game wasn’t Jeff Green’s fierce dunk or James Harden’s outrageously effective Eurostep. It was Kevin McHale, who recently lost his daughter, sobbing into Kevin...
According to ESPN Boston, Celtics’ Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett are projected to start for the East in this year’s All-Star game. The top five vote earners for both the frontcourt and backcourt are as follows: EASTERN CONFERENCE Frontcourt: LeBron James (Mia) 641,348; Carmelo Anthony (NYK) 573,112; Kevin Garnett (Bos) 218,246; Chris Bosh (Mia) 210,724; [...]
A little while ago, @OfficialCeltics shared this video on Twitter. I've always been a big Pistol Pete fan and enjoyed this video and I wanted to share it here. The Celtics give a moment of silence for Pistol Pete Maravich before a game vs the Knicks (coached by the evil Rick Pitino) in 1988. It's interesting to hear what Mike and Tommy have to say about Pete. Also...
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Tonight the Spurs and Celtics will clash in San Antonio and Celtics blogger John Karalis of Red's Army weighs in on the matchup. In a nutshell, John is expecting the Celtics to shock the Spurs tonight and escape San Antonio with the win. Here is what he had to say on tonight's Spurs-Celtics game.
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I started writing about college basketball prior to the 2006-07 season, which was the first year of the NBA’s one-and-done rule. I don’t think the NBA actually calls it that, but the rule prevented basketball players from jumping straight from high school to the pros. The rule has been one of the more controversial moves in recent basketball history. I think anyone who...