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HH Tournament: (5) Dave Cowens vs (12) Nate Archibald

Dave Cowens and Nate “Tiny” Archibald will face off in Round One Kevin Garnett demolished Paul Silas in yesterday’s matchup. KG will move onto Round Two and take on the winner of Dave Cowens and Nate “Tiny” Archibald. With a major upset yet to happen, this could be the matchup. We have two former teammates […] HH Tournament: (5) Dave Cowens vs (12) Nate Archibald - Hardwood...
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August 21, 2016

Kent Bazemore defends Al Horford's honor by comparing him to Jesus

Tommy Heinsohn is on the Atlanta Hawks radar after saying that All-Star forward Al Horford is "not a great player." Heinsohn's remarks have to be taken with a grain of salt because:a. It's Tommy Heinsohnb. It's Playoff Tommy HeinsohnThe man bleeds green and isn't impressed by Horford's 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Clearly, Heinsohn wants to just put Dave Cowens on Horford...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Dave Cowens Epitmozes What A Great Basketball Player Is, Says Bill Walton

BOSTON — Bill Walton and Dave Cowens never played together. Walton joined the Celtics shortly before the 1985-86 season, a few years after Cowens had retired. But they certainly had memorable battles as opponents during the 1970s, and Walton grew to appreciate No. 18 quite a bit. “Here was Wilt (Chamberlain), just so dominant. Here was Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar), the best player I...
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Dave Cowens: Hornets never told Kobe they didn't want him

In the latest saga of the draft-day trade that sent Kobe Bryant, the No. 13 overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, from the Charlotte Hornets to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Vlade Divac, former Hornets coach Dave Cowens denied ever telling Bryant that the Hornets didn't want him.With Bryant in town for his final game in Charlotte, the trade was naturally brought up, with...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Dave Cowens played a supporting role at the Hall this weekend

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Hall of Fame inductions of major Celtics contributors Jo Jo White and Tom Heinsohn prompted fellow Hall member Dave Cowens to reflect on his career with the Celtics, or rather the end of it. Cowens is considered...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Ryan to receive prestigious Red Smith Award: ‘Secret is to cover great teams’

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...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics rise to No. 17 in ESPN power rankings; Hollinger odds say they should make the playoffs

No. 17 Dave Cowens retro jersey.This week's Marc Stein NBA power rankings for 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...
Via Celtics Life
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Pistol Pete on the C's

A few pics and some very rare footage of Pete Maravich playing with Larry Bird and Dave Cowens on the Celtics.
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Season (And More Importantly, Guess The Kobe Stat Line) Is Here Baby!

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...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Tom Barker?

“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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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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