Ernest Brown Almost Played for the Celtics?

I distinctly remember coming off one of my better (and only) good basketball games as a high school freshman.  I was feeling good about myself after getting the rare start and our team getting the win.  And then it happened: we came to the gym getting ready for practice the next week and Ernest Brown rolls in.  He was an 8th grader at the time, but probably about 6'8 or 6...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Mark Blount?

This is a true story: as a high school junior in 1994, my team was supposed to play a summer league game against Mark Blount's team in the New Rochelle summer league.  He skipped the game.This is another true story: Mark Blount's two sons are named "Mark" and "Mark."  I can't make this stuff up.Not so long before Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen came...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mark Blount Award: Vote in our poll, which Celtic will infuriate fans the most this year?

With the pre-season officially upon us, we here at CelticsLife thought it would be fun to dish out some pre-season award predictions for the Celtics. We came up with eight awards (four positive, four not-so-positive), and will be giving out writer predictions on each of them over the next week or so. These awards will be named after Celtics greats (and not-so-greats), and hopefully...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s the letter Brad Stevens sent to Kenny Anderson

Kenny Anderson posted a photo of the letter sent to him from Celtics coach Brad Stevens on his Twitter feed. The photo was removed but not before our crack staff could download a copy. Stevens sent the letter to Celtics’ alum encouraging their involvement  in team activities. Let’s hope Mark Blount doesn’t ask to participate in rebounding drills.
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

SQ13#55—The Smolder To Be Mediocre

The stories are legendary of players with such an inner drive that they elevated themselves from good to great.  Bird and Russell, Jordan, Bryant, Olajuwon, Garnett—all these players improved by leaps and bounds after entering the pros, and were known for their dedication to offseason training.  All had physical gifts, but so do hundreds of others that were (or should have been...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Saying goodbye to a legend

Well, it’s over. An end of an era.One of the hardest things to go through as a sports fan is watching your favorite player retire. A guy you grow up watching and idolizing. You’d go to the driveway after dinner and pretend you were him. You’d create fake scenarios of winning the championship on a buzzer-beating three. You buy their jerseys and wear them to school to see the...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Cannot Play 48 Minutes a Night, So Celtics Must Find Ways to Play Well Without Him

BOSTON — The year before Kevin Garnett came to Boston, he logged nearly 40 minutes per night for the Minnesota Timberwolves, purely out of necessity. That Wolves squad was so thin that the infamous Mark Blount was the third-leading scorer, and nobody other than Garnett grabbed more than five rebounds or blocked more than one shot a night. That was seven years ago. The Celtics find...
November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Chris Herren?

By the time I got traded (to the Celtics), I was happy for all the wrong reasons.  I wasn't happy because I was back home and had grown up idolizing the Celtics.  I was happy because I was back home and I knew where to get drugs. Weed, coke, crystal meth.  Alcohol and ecstasy.  Heroin and oxycontin.  Chris Herren’s been there and done that.  And he’s not afraid to...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 9/6

Herald  Bobcats to host training camp in Asheville NBA picks Bantom to head referee operations dept. Erik Spoelstra says Heat will play even faster Globe  New Hall of Famer Don Nelson reflects on career Celtics Green  New VP of Referee Operations Appointed This One's For You, Red Power.Forward. Celtics Life  Celtics Got Each Others' Backs The Greatest Celtics Commercial...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Today's Celtics Links 9/6

Herald  Bobcats to host training camp in Asheville NBA picks Bantom to head referee operations dept. Erik Spoelstra says Heat will play even faster Globe  New Hall of Famer Don Nelson reflects on career Celtics Green  New VP of Referee Operations Appointed This One's For You, Red Power.Forward. Celtics Life  Celtics Got Each Others' Backs The Greatest Celtics Commercial...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Danny's Vision and Vindication

Danny took his share of abuse for the Celtics fortunes over his first 3 years on the job. When he became the Celtics GM he said that he had a 5 year plan to rebuild the Celtics and get them back to contention. His plan was to gather "chips" and then trade them for established stars. Many fans were disillusioned with the "youth movement" and felt that the Celtics...
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August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger has forgotten more about rebounding than Mark Blount ever knew

The Boston Celtics, for years, have rebounded like the ball might give them a disease. But rookie Jared Sullinger has always been a very good rebounder. And he’s reduced it, much like Kevin Love has done, to a sweet science. (Boston Herald)“You have to know your niche,” Sullinger said. “You have to know that if they shoot from the left side, 75 percent of the time it...
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July 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Back in Playoffs, Ending Drought That Overshadowed His Skills

Feel good for Al Jefferson, Celtics fans. Jefferson, who the Celtics selected with the 15th pick in the 2004 draft, had never been to the playoffs before this season -- not really, anyway. He was no more than a rookie in 2004-05 when he made his only postseason trip with Boston, under the tutelage of Raef LaFrentz and Mark Blount and taking fewer shots per game than Jiri Welsch....
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Recap: Celtics lose game and more bodies

I had a feeling this face punch compilation from Road House would fit the game recap. The Mavericks beat up the Celtics tonight, 89-73. The script was the same... there's no need to rehash the lack of rebounding and second chance points. Not having anyone who could guard Dirk Nowitzki (26 points, 16 rebounds) certainly didn't help.  The Celtics lost two more bigs: Jermaine...
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February 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Where Does Stiemsma's Rookie Start Rank In Celtics Recent History?

We're talking Celtic's centers right here. Glen Davis and Leon Powe are forwards so they don't count. I've also cut this list down to include only players whose 1st starts were as rookies, the only exception being Kendrick Perkins who only played 36 minutes as an actual rookie. The list goes all the way from Stiemsma against the Wizards to Brad Lohaus against the...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit man, 28, charged in death of Flint girl

Mark Blount, 28, has been charged with second-degree murder in the Sept. 28 death of Misty Kurmas in Flint, according to the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office.
Via Lions Blog
November 10, 2011  |  Discuss

“The Worst Celtic Ever” Award: My nominations and winner

I grew up during the worst era in Boston Celtics franchise history. Born one year after the ’86 Celtics rampaged through the NBA using a clinic in team ball, my birth came months after the ’87 Celtics valiantly limped their way into the NBA Finals but could not defeat the Lakers. Kevin McHale nursed a broken foot, Larry Bird battled through nagging back injuries, Bill Walton...
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October 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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