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Former Boston Celtics great Kevin Garnett was in China yesterday for the release of his new sneakers, the KG4's by Anta. While he was there the future Hall of Famer sat down with a reporter from Sina.com, a massive Chinese media site, and took part in an exclusive one-on-one interview. As he talked with the mediator, KG touched upon family, personal relationships, his current situation in Brooklyn, and his retirement plans. He also spoke briefly about who he believed was the best power forward to ever put on a pair of basketball sneakers, despite his tendency to steer clear of such power rankings. Unfortunately, the session's transcript was only released in Chinese. That's where I come in. I took the liberty of translating the text (no I do not speak Chinese) so that Celtics fans could see some of the summer's craziest events from Garnett's perspective. But I should warn you. The translation isn't exactly word for word due to the large discrepancy be...
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Next in line for the What to Expect series is Vitor Faverani. This year will be very imperative to Faverani's career success. If he shows promise then the future could be bright for him as a servicable big man. But if not, he could just be another failed experiment. Sloan Piva (@sloanpiva) Faverani provides a big body down low, but he has no experience playing against NBA-caliber...
As he has done in the past around this time of year, Kevin Garnett is currently in China promoting his line of sneakers with the company Anta. In an interview with Sina Sports, KG was asked if he would have waived his no trade clause if Paul Pierce had not been included in the deal. I'm guessing Garnett hasn't learned Chinese, which means the following quote was already...
Doc Rivers is his own man with his own concerns, and if his worst crime is accepting $21 million to leave the dreary cold of Boston for the antiseptic beauty of Los Angeles, then there are a lot of would-be convicts out there.
If you gave me $21 million to live in California, maybe I’d take it. Maybe I wouldn’t. I don’t know. Nobody has ever offered me $21 million to do anything...
The Boston Celtics are holding an exclusive pre-sale on individual tickets on sale today at 2 p.m., and they’re giving Red’s Army readers a chance to get tickets before the general public.
Just go to this link at 2 p.m. and use the offer code “redsarmy” to access the presale.
This is your chance to get your hands on official Celtics tickets before they hit the secondary...
Bill Simmons welcomed Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge on the “B.S. Report” Friday, discussing a range of different subjects including the blockbuster Brooklyn trade, Doc Rivers' departure to the Clippers, and Rajon Rondo's short-term and long-term future in Boston. Simmons, ever the basketball historian (and Boston superfan), also juxtaposed...
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger recently said that Rajon Rondo could return from his torn ACL in December but new coach Brad Stevens isn't counting on any specific time as it relates to the potential return of his star point guard.
"I've been asked a lot about the timeline and I'm the furthest thing from an athletic trainer or doctor so I don't know"...
Many in Boston are not sure how Doc Rivers ended up the head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. GM Danny Ainge said he wanted Rivers to stay but he wanted out mainly because he did not want to rebuild. That being said Rivers told Ainge he wanted to stay in Boston. So it’s basically a he said she said situation. The real truth will probably never come out.
Here is what Rivers had...
Rajon Rondo has been pretty low key this off-season while he rehabs from a torn ACL, but last weekend he was spotted letting loose and getting down on the dance floor at teammate Brandon Bass’ wedding in Houston last week.
Others in attendance included Nets’ Jason Terry, Jameer Nelson of the Magic, Suns’ Gerald Green, Rashard Lewis of the Heat and more.
This article was originally published on Philly.com earlier this morning. Check out the article in its entirety here.-- "Jason Kidd is already the head coach of the new-look Brooklyn Nets, and now he will be a partial owner of the team as well. According to the New York Post, Jay-Z is selling half of his shares of the team to the freshly minted head coach. Jay-Z, whose real...
It is a testament to Jay Z’s business savvy that he turned a small ownership stake in the Nets into this global enterprise he is now running. It is something other rappers haven’t been able to do with their ownership stakes in teams.
Since, Hov is a full time sports agent now, he had to get rid of shares in the Nets and look who he sold them to according to Next Impulse Sports...
Jason Kidd is the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and thanks to Jay Z, Kidd is now also part owner.
The New York Post is reporting that Jay Z sold his stake in the Nets to Kidd for $500,000. Jay-Z, who has broken into the world of sports agency, owned 1/15th of a percent of the team.
The move was reportedly pushed for by the team’s other owners.
“Other owners want to give...
Serbia defeated Lithuania 63-56 in Pool Play of EuroBasket 2013 on Wednesday.
Nenad Krstic had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Serbia, while Nemanja Nedovic had 14 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Jonas Valanciunas had just two points, two rebounds and four fouls in 11 minutes. Mantas Kalnietis had 17 points.
Jay-Z is getting set to become a sports agent which means he has to sell his miniscule share in the Brooklyn Nets. Agents cannot be owners because of the whole conflict of interest thing in the collective bargaining agreement. Jay-Z was more of a face and publicity figure than an owner anyway.
That 0.067 percent of the Nets though is critical. It could tip the balance of power...
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Those words in no way relate to Reggie Evans’ beard but it sounded nice.
The Brooklyn Nets hard-nosed power forward, posted a photo on his Instragram account displaying his new look, getting rid of his rugged beard that many have come to associate him with.
[H/T to Pro Basketball Talk]
Charles Rankin addressing the media regarding Aaron Hernandez on July 24.
From Jay King of Mass Live:
Rankin in court with Sullinger.
"Attorneys Charles Rankin and Jamie Sultan of Rankin & Sultan, part of [Aaron] Hernandez's legal counsel in a murder case, were both present at Waltham District Court Tuesday for Sullinger's arraignment on charges of assault...