Found June 07, 2013 on Celtics Life:
You may only know him today for his stellar work as the voice of the Golden State Warriors.  But long before Jim Barnett called it like he sees it, he actually played for the Celtics.  This week in What the Hell Happened To, we remember him. Jim attended high school at Ramona in Riverside, California before attending the University of Oregon.  The Celtics made him the #8 overall pick out of the 1966 draft.  Jim remembers the time well: "There were only 10 teams in the league then so I thought I might go in the second round somewhere, but I did really well in the East-West College All Star game, I was the leading scorer for the West and I think that kind of boosted to me to the first round.  I had no idea it was going to be the Boston Celtics, who were a storied franchise and won 8 straight championships.  So that was really cool."  But how different was the draft back then compared to now?  When the Celtics picked him, a writer from the Boston Globe called Jim and asked...

Shaq takes on 2-year-old in shooting contest

You might remember two-year old shooting phenom Titus Ashby, he had this amazing trick shot video go viral a few months ago. Titus returned to make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s pre-NBA Finals special last night to take on Shaquille O’Neal in a shooting contest. Despite a slow start, Titus was able to dominate Shaq in impressive fashion on national television. Check out the...

What Boston should do with the bottom of its roster

While most are focused on what the future holds with Boston's future hall of famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, there are players on the other end of the bench who could or could not be in green next season. In a recent Boston Herald piece, Danny Ainge talked about the players Boston brought in over the course of last season to help shore up a banged up Celtics squad. Three...

Behind the scenes of Sullinger’s back surgery and rehab

  New on, Jared Sullinger: The Road to Recovery.  It’s worth the 8 minutes. “Couldn’t sit up, couldn’t stand. Could barely walk. I was like a frozen bear.” Amazing that in the span of 48 hours, Sullinger went from feeling and playing great to season-ending surgery. Love that Sully saved a clip of Stephen A. Blowhole saying he wouldn’t draft him in the 1st...

Jared Sullinger - On the Road to Recovery put out a great video following Jared Sullinger through his recovery from the back surgery that ended his season. We all know the story about the red flags that caused Sully to slip out of the lottery and down to the Celtics at #21. He seemed healthy and it seemed that the back problems that bothered him in college and that caused that draft slide could be managed...

Your Morning Dump… Where Shav Randolph is the leader of the non-guaranteed contract pack

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. On the other end of the experience spectrum, the Celtics will have an additional month to state their intentions with three other players (Shavlik Randolph, Terrence Williams and D.J. White) before financial promises...

Stephen Curry gets a hebrew tattoo on his right wrist

Before coming across this Vine video, I didn’t know that Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry had any tattoos to begin with. However, Stephen had one tattoo on his left wrist that says “TTC 30″ (TTC stands for Trust, Commitment, Care) and in the below clip, Steph is shown getting a new tattoo with a Hebrew saying, “Love Never Fails” on his inner right wrist: *** Stephen...

Jared Sullinger's Road to Recovery

Jared Sullinger has been busy rehabbing his back after season ending surgery. This is an interesting chronicle of "Sully's" recovery process. Courtesy of CELTICS.COM.  

Celtics’ Jason Terry has knee scoped

Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry was playing on an ailing knee toward the end of the season and into the playoffs. Following the end of the Celtics’ campaign, Terry underwent an arthroscopic procedure to remove plica from his left knee, according to Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald.Plica is described as an extension of the protective synovial capsule of the knee, and can become...

Video: Jared Sullinger: The Road to Recovery

New behind the scenes video uploaded by the Boston Celtics chronicling Jared Sullinger's injury and rehab.

Stephen Curry hopes to play entire career with the Warriors

Maybe looking ahead more than a week isn’t a very wise thing to do with somebody as injury-prone as Stephen Curry, but this is still nice thing for Warriors fans to hear coming from the mouth of everybody’s favorite Steve. From Tom Sorensen of the Charlotte Observer: I ask him Tuesday if he can see himself playing for a team other than Golden State. “I can’t,” he says...

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 6/7

Herald  Vets aren’t Danny Ainge’s only decisions Pistons eyeing Maurice Cheeks as coach Clippers eyeing Hollins, Shaw, Karl as top candidates to fill coaching positionGlobe   Final: Spurs 92, Heat 88 Celtics Green  Orlando Sentinel: Doc Still Mulling OptionsTaking a Spin Around the Mock Drafts Comments from the Other Side - Miami Meltdown Game 1Dee Browns Legendary 1991...

Dee Browns Legendary 1991 Slam Dunk "Pumps" Re-Released

Officially (re)released om the 14th of this month, Reebok puts the pump back in its shoes with a throwback to its legendary "Pump Omni Lite", or as we Celtics fans call them, the Dee Browns. Some legends bring the crowd to their feet, but the legendary Dee Brown brought the crowd to his. Literally...In the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest, Dee paused to pump up his Reebok Pump...

Video: NBA Finals Animation

Very cool art created by Richard Swarbrick from London. Any other Celtics Finals you would have liked to see included? Check out our Video Vault for more videos and mixes.


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Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links - 6/6

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