An excerpt of my latest column for Poynter on Bob Ryan: ******* Ryan also struck an immediate bond with Larry Bird. John Havlicek asked him to assist on his autobiography. He calls Dave Cowens “the most interesting character I ever encountered in sports.” The former Boston center asked Ryan to help write his retirement announcement. Ryan immersed himself in the beat by closely...
No. 17 Dave Cowens retro jersey.This week's Marc Stein NBA power rankings for ESPN.com have just been released, with the Celtics landing at No. 17. Up three spots from No. 20 last week, it ties the C's highest position of the season (which they also reached on February 16). At 29-36, Boston is just behind the No. 16 Wizards (38-28), but ahead of the Suns (No. 18, 35-33) and Bucks...
A few pics and some very rare footage of Pete Maravich playing with Larry Bird and Dave Cowens on the Celtics.
It's finally here! "The lockout is over!" You're like, "wtf, a lockout?!" I'm quoting a Dave Cowens commercial! And after the 98-99 Lockout at that! Anything vintage Hornets is nostalgic gold right now. Ridiculous amounts of bonus points to readers who are Hornets fans and remember that commercial and/or can find the video. Because I couldn't! The return of the Hornets...
“I like him. For a guy who hasn’t even had the time to learn the plays, he’s done all right. He can shoot a little and rebound and moves well. He’s not afraid to shoot and he has better hands and is smarter than Earl Williams. In the last few games he’s contributed quite a bit.” - Dave Cowens on Tom BarkerBack during the late 70s the Celtics were a team in transition...
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