Your Morning Dump… Where the little guy is thinking big

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. Speaking at a back-to-school event at the Roslindale Community Center on Wednesday, Thomas talked about how much he is looking forward to building on what the Celtics did after acquiring him at last season...
Via Red's Army
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Paul Silas?

“When we won that game (Game 7, 1974 Championship vs Milwaukee), everybody was out and pouring drinks on each other, and me and Dave (Cowens) were sitting there just staring at each other, and we didn’t say a word. It was just wonderful, I got up and told them how great it was to be a Celtic and I never wanted to be nothing else but a Celtic.” - Paul SilasIntangibles have...
Via Celtics Life
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is your all time Celtics starting 5?

Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo Sports' "Ball Don't Lie" blog posted his thoughts on the all time starting 5 for your Boston Celtics. No easy task for a team that has won 17 championships and has had a boatload of Basketball Hall of Famers suit up in green at some point. The parameters for Dwyer's selections are stated before he gives his lineup, so for the sake of fair debate, this is what...
Via Celtics Life
August 04, 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...
Via Sherman Report
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Graphic Shows Best NBA Players By Number; 12 Former Celtics Make List (Photo)

If you need to be reminded of the Boston Celtics’ history of greatness, then look no further than Mitchell & Ness’ latest jersey graphic. The clothing company compiled a list of the greatest NBA players by jersey number, spanning from Robert Parish’s No. 00 to Minneapolis Lakers legend George Mikan’s No. 99. Twelve former Celtics made the cut...
Via NESN.com
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA Finals: A Series 39 Years In the Making

In the lead-up to the 2015 NBA Finals, you’re going to see (and hear) plenty of discussion about the 1975 NBA champion Golden State Warriors, now in their second NBA Finals. However, don’t forget the Cleveland Cavalier team from the mid-1970s that very nearly created a Cavs-Warriors Finals in 1976. Cavs/Warriors was almost an NBA Finals in 1976. 39 years later, THE WAIT WAS...
Via Bloguin Best
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden State took strange road to 1975 NBA championship

  The Golden State Warriors clinched their first trip to the NBA Finals since 1975 on Wednesday night, but unlike the '75 Finals, which saw the NBA restructure the entire series format due to scheduling conflicts at two potential sites for Warriors home games, this year's Finals have been on the Bay Area's collective mind for months and will be the hottest ticket in town. At the...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics great JoJo White elected to Hall of Fame

JoJo White, two-time NBA champ and one of the most clutch but underrated Celtics of all time, has earned his rightful place among basketball’s greatest players. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that JoJo will be one of 11 new members enshrined this coming September in Springfield, Mass. Celtics fans who are old enough to have watched JoJo on the parquet...
Via Red's Army
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Finally! Jo Jo White is inducted into the Hall of Fame

It was just as egregious as Dennis Johnson not getting in for as long as he was denied but a tremendous injustice has finally been rectified today: former Celtic Jo Jo White has finally been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.Jo Jo won a pair of titles with the Celtics in the 70s.  Playing alongside John Havlicek and Dave Cowens, he was pivotal in the championships, and was...
Via Celtics Life
April 06, 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 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...
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.
Via Celtics Life
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...
Via Razzball Basketball
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...
Via Celtics Life
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The 1970's Celtics: Overlooked Champions

By Cort ReynoldsIn the fabled history of the Boston Celtics, buried between the long-term dominance of the Russell/Cousy/Jones 11-title era from 1957-69, and the opulent Bird/McHale/Parish epoch of the 1980's lie the frequently forgotten great Celtic teams of 1971-76.  Partly because those Boston squads won "only" two league crowns, they have been banished to the back pages of the...
Via Celtics Life
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

Dick Bavetta never missed a game. Fortunately for him, not everyone has that same sense of devotion. The year was 1966, and Bavetta was in a stockbroker-league basketball game at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. His team played in the first game on the schedule that night. The game ended, Bavetta grabbed a quick shower and returned to the court because his brother - a police...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Time Out For Trivia

All of the Celtics players below except one were drafted in the first round of the NBA draft.  Can you put them in the correct order of their selection, from the number one selection down?  Before you begin, can you name the one No.1 pick overall and the only second rounder?  Good luck!1. Larry Bird                                          ...
Via Celtics Life
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics All-Decade Teams: The 1970s

Guest post by The Sports Hayes  The 1970's The 70's began and ended in misery with championships in between. One of the weirdest decades in franchise history, that's for sure. Still, they won 2 championships and should have won 4 if it wasn't for injuries and front office buffoonery. Coach - Tom Heinsohn Its either him, Satch Sanders or player/coach Dave Cowens. I...
Via Celtics Life
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Allen Still Considers Boston Home, Honored By Place In Celtics Lore

BOSTON — Walking into TD Garden on Wednesday was an almost literal walk down memory lane for Ray Allen. Emblazoned on the walls of the hallway leading to the locker rooms are great moments from the Boston Celtics’ storied past, from Chuck Connors to Dave Cowens and beyond. Tom Heinsohn’s youthful face smiles out at visitors, beside Sam Jones preparing to release one of his...
Via NESN.com
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Good Will Rondo’ing

“Ugh are you kidding me, what is this garbage all about?  Come on not again, not just after the annoying trade deadline just ended. ”  That was me, on Tuesday morning when I first read Steve Bulpett’s report that Rajon Rondo opted to skip his flight with the team to Sacramento to stay in LA and celebrate a birthday with family and friends.  I’m a huge Rondo fan, always...
Via Red's Army
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

RareInk has some very cool Celtics art

We want to pass along a cool offer from RareInk: As the official art partner of the NBA, RareInk is proud to announce the release of a new 24-piece collection of vintage photo based artwork of Celtics legends Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, Kevin McHale and Larry Bird. RareInk’s photo-art line is a complement to our original art pieces as we look to offer Celtics fans...
Via Red's Army
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Amico on NBA: Bucks matter to league; let's hope they stay

Things are getting strange with Milwaukee basketball, and that's a little sad. I've always enjoyed the small-town feel the Bucks provide. In a league full of bright lights and big cities, Milwaukee is the one NBA place everyone seems to forget. Part of that is the Bucks haven't really been relevant in about a decade (or more). Part of it is there's simply nothing flashy about the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Bobby Wilson?

WTHHT is all about perseverance. We've seen it so many times before.  Guys come out of nowhere, against all odds, and wind up playing for the Boston Celtics.  Brett Szabo and Ronnie Grandison did it.  Hambone Williams, Bill Dinwiddie and Conner Henry did it too.But sometimes the stories are so incredulous you can't even believe it unless you heard it from the person himself. ...
Via Celtics Life
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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