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Anthony Davis Hopes To Be In Conversation With Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson

Anthony Davis said he wants to be mentioned with NBA greats such as Bill Russell. "When you mention basketball or NBA and you talk about greatest players, I definitely want to be in that conversation," Davis said. "You mention Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, all those guys. I want to be in that conversation." Davis scored 35 points in the New Orleans Pelicans' loss to...
Via RealGM
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anthony Davis more comfortable heading into Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A half-dozen students stood outside War Memorial Gymnasium at the University of San Francisco on Sunday morning, gazing through the glass doors to sneak a peak of a 6-foot-10 power forward who has become one of basketball's biggest attractions. It was only fitting that Anthony Davis received that kind of attention here and now. This is the same place where another...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics' play-by-play man Mike Gorman goes against the grain, picks the Celts in six over Cleveland

Anyone who has followed the Celtics for the last few decades, realizes how much of a homer Tommy Heinsohn is. The C's legend, and color commentator, has compared former C's player Greg Steimsma to Bill Russell, The 80-year old Heinsohn, even put Evan Turner in the same sentence as Paul Pierce and Reggie Lewis.So it's easy to say Heinsohn sees things through green goggles. But even...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Beast from the Northeast ‘1957 Boston Celtics’ Tee

Saluting the 1957 Boston Celtics squad that began the tradition of dominating NBA basketball. This solid tee designed by artist Kevin Zwirble of Beast From the Northeast apparel, features the legendary starting five of Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, Jim Loscutoff, and Bob Cousy. Cop one now over at beastfromthenortheast.bigcartel.com. The post Beast from the Northeast...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Cousy compares Hassan Whiteside to Bill Russell

Well, it seems like the Florida sun is starting to get to 86-year old Celtics' legend Bob Cousy. In an article written by the Worcester Telegram and Gazette's Bill Doyle, Cousy compares Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside to none other than NBA-legend Bill Russell:I have never said this in the 40 years since I retired. But he is the first big guy, not (Patrick) Ewing, (Hakeem) Olajuwon...
Via Celtics Life
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics legend Bob Cousy: Hassan Whiteside first player to remind me of Bill Russell

NBA Hall of Famer and Celtics legend Bob Cousy played with the indomitable Bill Russell for seven seasons in Boston. The two won six rings together. When discussions about the greatest player in NBA history arise, Cousy naturally sides with Russell. No big man in the league since has even held a passing resemblance to Russell's dominance on the glass and on defense. No one, that...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Cousy: Heat’s Hassan Whiteside First Player To Remind Me Of Bill Russell

You won’t find a bigger Hassan Whiteside fan than Bob Cousy. Yes, the Bob Cousy. The Boston Celtics legend and Basketball Hall of Famer recently bestowed Whiteside, the Miami Heat’s breakout big man, with the highest of compliments: a comparison of his game to that of the one and only Bill Russell. “I have never said this in the 40 years since I retired,” Cousy told Bill...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

You will not believe this Celtics fan's stories. You just won't.

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Mike Dynon, 64 year old born and raised in Brooklyn (like Red Auerbach), now residing in North...
Via Celtics Life
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

BHN: Welcome to March Ohio State Basketball

Basketball in the month of March was never meant to be pretty. At this point of the year, even championship caliber teams cannot lean on merit alone. COLUMBUS, OH – MARCH 1: D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after Kam Williams #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes hit a pair of free throws to seal Ohio State’s comeback victory over the Purdue Boilermakers...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday Mr. Russell!

Happy birthday to the Champ among champions, the king of the hardware, the true G.O.A.T. of the NBA (and all other pro team sports), Mr. Bill Russell!  Cheers on your 81st! follow E K on twitter @wilkeduhn
Via Celtics Life
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

I Am Boston, featuring the world's greatest fans: Devin Calkins

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Devin William Calkins, 19 year old from Bow, New HampshireI've been a Celtics fan for as much...
Via Celtics Life
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 10 NBA Draft Classes of All Time

Comparing NBA draft classes can sometimes be an exercise in frustration, due to different opinions and perspectives that clash along the way. There’s no one right answer here, but unfortunately for the Cleveland Cavaliers, only one of these drafts truly was groundbreaking for them. Here is one look at the top 10 draft classes in NBA history starting with number 10: 10. 1956 ...
Via Cavaliers Nation
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

I Am Boston, featuring the world's greatest fans: Ray Quimby

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Ray Quimby, 64 year old from Midcoast Maine (second student from left in photo of Sam Jones)I...
Via Celtics Life
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA x Martin Luther King Jr. Day ‘Barrier Breakers’ Commercial

In addition to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a slew of matinee games that extend right into the evening. The NBA released a great commercial focused on the league’s barrier breakers. Such as Charlie Cooper (first black player in the NBA), Bill Russell (leagues first black head coach), Violet Palmer (first female referee) and all the athletes from around the world...
Via Hooped Up
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Pervis Ellison?

20 years ago.  20 years is a long time.  But the optimism that Pervis Ellison and Dominique Wilkins brought to Celtics fans in the summer of 1994 was nothing short of intoxicating.  At the time, after coming off the 1994 campaign which was unequivocally the most disastrous Celtics' team of my short life, anything was bound to get you optimistic.  ML Carr inked Dominique.  And...
Via Celtics Life
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Russell ‘Celtics Icon’ Caricature Art

Before the Boston Celtics had the “Big Three” and “Big Three 2.0.” They had the icon Bill Russell in the middle, who carried the C’s on his back to 11 NBA titles as a player and coach. Russell also picked up 5 MVP’s, 12 all-star selections, and was also named to the 50th anniversary team. Was he the best center of all-time? Maybe. Was he the best player to put on a Boston...
Via Hooped Up
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Stat Exploration: Both Offense and Defense Affect Title Odds

One of the most famous cliches in basketball is that defense wins championships. That’s the type of statement that usually gets hacked to death by those wielding advanced-stats swords, but analysis has found time and again that the statement could be valid. With a Cleveland team dreaming of bringing a title home lacking defense but with a potentially killer offense, and a sleeping...
Via Analytics Game
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Russell’s Uncanny Winning Ability Only Part Of His Greatness (Photos)

There’s more to Bill Russell than just his eye-popping career statistics and 11 NBA championships. Yes, the Boston Celtics legend was an absolute freak of nature on the basketball court, but his off-court life wasn’t without its challenges. Russell was the victim of a significant amount of racism throughout his playing days. This resulted in his resentment toward not only the...
Via NESN.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Bill Russell shows off his athleticism

You can take Wilt, Kareem, or Shaq. I'll take Bill Russell for my team.
Via Celtics Life
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavs Coach David Blatt on Returning Home to Boston to Face Celtics

Rookie head coach David Blatt makes his return to Boston. The Framingham native discussed coming home and even compared LeBron James to Bill Russell.
Via CLNS Radio
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Rapaport’s Bill Russell ‘Overrated’ Claims Shot Down By Smart People (Video)

Michael Rapaport has a basketball theory, and it’s not a very good one. The actor/filmmaker/New York Knicks fan recently directed “When The Garden Was Eden” for ESPN’s “30 for 30″ series. Apparently that experience empowered Rapaport to formulate some pretty scorching hot takes about Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. During the film-making process, Rapaport floated...
Via NESN.com
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New 30 for 30: When Willis, Clyde and Knicks rocked the Garden

Bill Russell’s great Celtics teams were a bit before my time. So some of my first basketball memories were formed by the great Knicks teams in the late ’60s, early ’70s. Tonight’s new 30 for 30 pays tribute that team and that era in “When The Garden Was Eden” (ESPN, 9 p.m.) I did not have a chance to see the screener, but Ben Koo of Awful Announcing raved about the film...
Via Sherman Report
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL great Jim Brown to receive Muhammad Ali humanitarian award

  Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for refusing induction into the Army, and Jim Brown wanted to help. But first, the NFL great wanted to hear the boxing champion's reasons for not answering the call to military service. So Brown led a group of black athletes who hit Ali with a flurry of questions during a 1967 meeting in Cleveland. Ali didn't duck the questions, citing his religious...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ali, Brown reunite years after Ali's legal fight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Muhammad Ali was on the ropes for refusing induction into the Army, and Jim Brown wanted to help. But first, the NFL great wanted to hear the boxing champion's reasons for not answering the call to military service. So Brown led a group of black athletes who hit Ali with a flurry of questions during a 1967 meeting in Cleveland. Ali didn't duck the questions...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What do you think of Jeff Green's beard?

Via Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston, yesterday Jeff Green said the following about the facial hair he accumulated over the summer:I would go with Bill Russell before James Harden. It’s something that just grew; I wasn’t planning it. Just a different look, nothing big.The, um, Bill Russell beard. RT @Anthony_DiBona: @ByJayKing pictures, please. pic.twitter.com/ZKY8OZKFTC— Jay...
Via Celtics Life
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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