Jo Jo White Gaining Strength Years After Brain Surgery, Former Celtic ‘Could Make Sick Cool’

The 1970s Celtics were defined by John Havlicek‘s relentless motor and Dave Cowens‘ tenacity, but Jo Jo White brought the cool. “He really is a cool dude and a great human being,” former Celtics coach Doc Rivers observed. The past few years were not so cool for the seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time champion. White, 66, has gone through the worst stages in his recovery...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Dave Cowens Autographed Nike Blazers

  I found a truly rare piece of Celtics memorabilia on Ebay today.  Ebay seller swoosh26.2 has a signed deadstock pair of Dave Cowens Nike Blazers.  The shoes are also signed by the Celtics legend.  Cowens was one of the first NBA stars to embrace Nike.  It is very rare for sneakers of this age to come in the original (OG) box.  Making the shoes even cooler is the shipping...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Big Red's Big Finishes: The 1974 and '76 NBA Finals Heroics of Dave Cowens

By Cort Reynolds In the 1970s, no one played harder anywhere or better for Boston than undersized Celtic great center Dave Cowens, the redhead who led Gang Green to two NBA championships. Although he was not officially named the MVP of either Finals victory, a case could be made, especially in 1976, that Cowens was deserving of the honor. In both clinching victories, he was the...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Celtics drop to #18 in ESPN power rankings

#18, Dave Cowens Marc Stein's weekly NBA power rankings on ESPN have just come out, and the Celtics find themselves in a free fall all the way down to the 18th spot (from #14 last week).  While it's hard to fathom that there could really be 17 teams in the league better than Boston at the moment, looking up and down the list I don't have any major gripes.  At 12-11...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

The Newlin Thing

Back when Rondo was charged with that frustration flagrant foul on Dwyane Wade, I mentioned that it reminded me of the Dave Cowens foul on the Rockets' Mike Newlin back in 1976. Grampa Celtic had a piece in Sunday's Globe recalling that very play and relating how it could be used to deal with the flopping problem in the NBA. Here is Bob Ryan's description of the play...
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November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday Dave Cowens

Today is NBA Hall of Famer and Boston Celtics legend Dave Cowens‘ 64th birthday. Cowens was brought in by Red Auerbach in 1970 to try and fill the enormous void left when Bill Russell retired. Well, Cowens was definitely successful in helping the C’s remain a relevant team. He earned co-rookie of the year honors in his first season and helped lead the Celtics to titles in 1974...
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October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Dave Cowens highlights

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September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Meet Bill Russell, Sam Jones, Dave Cowens & many more Boston Celtics legends!

Sports fans are preparing to unite at the East Coat’s longest running sports memorabilia show at Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA from March 30th until April 1st. Rich Altman, one of the most respected and well liked individuals in the Sports Memorabilia industry is once again hosting his Boston Sports Card and Memorabilia show, one [...]
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Philosophy for Honoring Former Players

The Boston Celtics have 22 former players/coaches/owners honored in their hallowed rafters. They have more retired numbers honored then any other professional sports team. They even retired Loscy’s name when he freed up his number 18 for Dave Cowens to wear. Did the Celtics’ record-22 people, devalue the honor of retiring an NBA jersey in [...]
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December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Jim Ard?

Today in What the Hell Happened To, we go back to the 1970s and remember Dave Cowens' backup on the 1976 title team, Jim Ard. Jim attended Thornton Township High School in  Harvey, IL before going to play his college basketball at the University of Cincinnati.  He'd be drafted by the Sonics in he 1970 draft with he 6th overall pick, but began his playing career in the...
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November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

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