Found May 05, 2013 on
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By Cort Reynolds
What the Hell Happened to Greg Kite, you ask?
It isn’t often when a player can shoot 0 for three from the field in an NBA championship series game and still lay claim to possibly being the MVP of that contest.
Or that a third-string center who was a career 49 percent foul shooter, never averaged more than 4.8 points a game in an NBA season and averaged 6.4 ppg in his college career could be the key player in a Finals game that featured seven of the NBA’s “50 Greatest Players” and eight Hall of Famers.
Yet Greg Kite overcame great odds to accomplish just that, however improbably. One might say that Kite defied the odds simply by playing in the NBA for 12 seasons with seven teams despite possessing extremely limited offensive ability.
But in his first four NBA seasons, the Boston Celtics made it to the championship series each and every time, winning the crown twice. Coincidence? Probably. But consider that in 1988, when Boston waived Kite, the Celtics failed ...
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After the Celtics failed to comeback and win Game 6 last night, Danny Ainge owned up for his teams failures.
“I take full responsibility for our team not being as good as New York. That is not Doc’s fault, and that is not KG’s fault or Paul Pierce’s fault or Rajon Rondo’s fault."
Before the regular season began, Danny Ainge appeared to have pulled off a series of...
Following the elimination of our Boston Celtics last Friday you may have found your TL in twitter filled with articles of the main reporters out there citing the likeliness of the end of the Garnett era in Boston. That, coupled with the logical sadness after falling to the Knicks may have colored your basketball dreams in black gloom.
First, and before entering into an analysis...
In his 18th season in the NBA, Kevin Garnett is still an incredibly valuable player.
You can see some of that value in his stats (14.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in just 29.7 minutes), you can see it on the scoreboard (the Celtics were 6 points better per 100 possessions this season with KG on the court, compared to when he sat), and you can see it in the MVP voting.
In the immediate aftermath of the Celtics’ loss to the Knicks last Friday, Doc Rivers had no answers as to what his team could look like when the 2013-14 season tips off. All things considered, it was probably better that way. Rivers believes he has to “immerse” himself in the moment to be an effective in-game coach, and there was no more vital moment in which to immerse himself...
Rich Conte will take over the Beat today on CLNS Radio. Conte will be joined by CLNS Co-Founder, Nick Gelso. The guys will be breaking down what went wrong in the Celtics - Kicks first round series, their best & worst moments of 2012-13. Will Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce be returning next season OR was Friday night our last opportunity to see these legends on the parquet? The...
Boston Globe national basketball and Boston Celtics reporter Gary Washburn published a defense of his decision to cast his NBA MVP vote for Carmelo Anthony. Washburn’s vote prevented Lebron James from becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. James received 120 out of 121 first place votes to win the award for the fourth consecutive season. Washburn’s decision has generated...
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When you're on the verge of entering the 7th year of a three-year plan, hearing the same question over and over again might become mind numbing. However, this is the year when the most difficult decisions will be made due to factors such as Pierce's contract, Garnett's surgeries/potential retirement and Rondo's return...
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“I haven’t really thought about it, to be honest with you. I’m kind of digesting , obviously, the current, and Doc came to me, pulled Paul and I to the side and all three of us agreed to speak later — too...
Oh Boston Celtics fans. In the first quarter of Friday night’s Game 6 match up, the Celtics fans started a chant trying to get into the head of Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. Yes, those were “Honey Nut Cheerios” chants you heard. In the end though, it didn’t even matter Knicks finally move on to round two of the playoffs after 13 years.
The Knicks almost blew the lead in...
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Is a post-series handshake a common and expected part of an NBA Playoffs series? That’s a legitimate question. I won’t contend that the league is anything like the NHL, whose post-series lineup is just one of the absolutely stellar traditions that make its postseason so phenomenal. But I would contend at least a quick fist bump or bro-hug...
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics are stirring blockbuster trade rumors, yet again.
Garnett, who was a part of talks regarding LaLa land in February, has recently been rumored in another Celtics-Clippers trade. In a seven-man trade, head coach Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett would be sent to the Clips for...
I dig the grit and veteran talent that the Boston Celtics have, but the boys looked a little tired in Game 6 Friday night. While the final score--88-80, New York--makes it appear as if the game was close it never really was.
This play is a perfect example. To be honest, there is no reason why Iman Shupert should have been able to slice in for the rebound and dunk.