NBA legend Bill Russell, widely considered as one of the 2 or 3 best centers in league history, was hospitalized Thursday after feeling faint while giving a speech in Nevada. The 80-year-old Russell was taken away from the event on a stretcher and taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Sunday night was a milestone for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, and it wasn’t because he once again dominated the floor like he did before his ACL injury. Sure, Rondo put on a show against the Detroit Pistons by racking up 18 (!) assists to go along with 11 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, and […]
Red Auerbach was an NBA coach for the Boston Celtics, Washington Capitals and the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to two Russian immigrants. Red also served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-47. It was not until Walter Brown, owner of the Boston Celtics, asked Red in 1950 to coach his failing […]
At 3pm today, the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics will take on the second-seeded New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. This will be the fifteenth playoff series between the two teams, both of which were founding members of the Basketball Association of America back in 1946. Let’s take a look at the […]
In case you missed this…we had to share video of Celtics legend Bill Russell jumping from the free-throw line, over a defender, to finish a lay-up way back in the 1950′s. It’s a shame there isn’t more video of him playing.
During Monday’s presidential inauguration coverage, George Stephanopoulos of ABC News confused Celtics legend Bill Russell with actor Morgan Freeman, as this screen-grab so eloquently captures:
In ancient Greece, the greatest men were immortalized by having statues erected in their likeness. In the world of Boston sports, there may not be a man more deserving of this honor than Celtic great Bill Russell. In May it was announced that Russell, a winner of 11 NBA championships, would finally be honored with […]
Earlier today it was announced that the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, in conjunction with the Bill Russell Legacy Committee, will erect a statue of legendary Celtic Bill Russell in the city of Boston. As most Bostonians would agree, it’s about time. Russell is considered one of the greatest athletes to play professional sports in North […]
When asked what he thought of the newly-extended Paul Pierce last week, former center Robert Parish spoke quickly and emphatically: “I think Paul Pierce, the way he manufactures points is the best player the Celtics have seen thus far.” He was absolutely certain that when Paul Pierce retires, his number will be retired to the […]
LeBron James is planning to initiate a petition in honor of Michael Jordan which would prevent any player in the NBA from wearing the number 23. In other words, LeBron wants all 30 NBA teams to retire the number 23. James is one of the many players around the league including the Suns’ Jason Richardson, […]
NBA commissioner David Stern announced Saturday that the award for the Finals MVP will be named after Celtics legend Bill Russell. Russell never won the award himself (the award was created late in Russell’s career in 1969), but was a 5-time NBA MVP. He won 11 World Titles with the Celtics as a player and […]
In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I will discuss the ridiculousness of Celtics playoff tickets, the recent play of the bench players, and the old Celtics at Fenway’s Opening Day. Also, in light of the recent NCAA Final Four, I’ll examine a couple players from Kansas, North Carolina, Memphis, and/or UCLA that I think […]
The Celtics won their season-high ninth-straight game Sunday, beating the Toronto Raptors on the road 90-77 (ESPN.com Box Score). The winning streak is their longest streak since 1993. Their 20-2 start is the best start since Bill Russell’s Celtics won the 1963-1964 NBA Championship. Oh, it gets better. The Celtics won their 2nd game without […]