// Kobe Bryant

“The Big Analytical?” Shaq to Join TNT

In a move that’s sure to generate some memorable soundbites, recently retired Boston Celtic Shaquille O’Neal has signed on to join Inside the NBA on TNT for the 2011-12 season, if and when it commences. Shaq will join an already quotable panel of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson, where he hopes to “try to […]

Kobe Bean Bryant’s Gay Slur Ushers in New Era in Sports

Customer Service 101: What Not to Do Let’s say you and a lady friend go out to dinner. The restaurant’s aesthetics are extravagant, the food is luscious, and the convivial atmosphere adheres to your expectation. This place is so on point, it seems like the music played is a soundtrack of your favorite songs. The […]

All-Star MVP Bryant’s Double-Double Leads West Over East

On his home court and on the cusp of history, Kobe Bryant could not be denied. Bryant scored 37 while grabbing 14 boards, powering the Western Conference to its 24th victory at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, beating the Eastern Conference All-Stars 148-143. Bryant, who collected three assists and three steals […]

Ray Allen Sets Record; Celtics Fall Apart Against Lakers

It didn’t take long in Thursday night’s game for Ray Allen to put his name into the NBA record book. After missing his first long range attempt, Allen came through on his next two to both tie and pass Reggie Miller for the all-time three point record in NBA history. Allen hit the 2,560th and […]

Carmelo Anthony to the Lakers?

It’s been all over ESPN and we still have no idea what’s going to happen.  What will the decision be? What team will he be playing for? No, were not talking about Lebron anymore, now its Carmelo Anthony.  With the trade deadline approaching, many teams are trying to shift around players and make a run in the […]

Pierce Lights Up Lakers, Celtics Win 109-96

Paul Pierce grew up just outside of Los Angeles in Inglewood, and boy does he love coming home. Pierce turned it up in the third quarter, as the Celtics scored an impressive victory over their hated rival Los Angeles Lakers 109-96 at the Staples Center, behind the Captain’s 32 points. Rajon Rondo had 16 assists […]

Who Makes Up Your “Mt. Rushmore of Hatred?”

Hatred. We all have it, whether we admit it or not. As sports fans, we’re fueled by hatred. There wouldn’t be rivalries if it weren’t for hatred. We wouldn’t get so emotional after big games, win or lose, if it weren’t for hatred of the opponent. This week, two of the world’s most hated athletes […]

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 2

(And now, the exciting conclusion:) 6. What We Missed Out On “I couldn’t stop running it over and over and over in my mind: the vague and distant suspicion that we never understood what happened that night.” – Patrick Kenzie, “Gone Baby Gone” Here were the possible storylines coming out of free agency: LeBron goes […]

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 1

WARNING: The following article may be suspected of baseless and fatalistic Internet whining, or of peanut gallery shots taken out of frustration.  It is guilty of neither.  I promise to offer at least as much substance as there is complaining within.  If unsatisfied by this list, you may exchange this story for a full refund […]

Making Sense of a Nonsensical Season: Celtics 2009-2010 Review

On January 20, the Boston Celtics played one of the ugliest games of their season, letting Charlie Villanueva catch fire, and lost, with little more than a whimper, to the Detroit Pistons, 92-86.  The team shot 5 for 19 from behind the arc, turned the ball over 19 times, and had a -10 rebound margin […]

Celtics Let Game 7 Slip Away, Lose to Lakers 83-79

In a timeout near the end of Game 5, Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson told his players that the Celtics know how to lose in the forth quarter. Whether it was his Zen propaganda, the Monstars sucking the talent out of Ray Allen, or the absence of Kendrick Perkins, the Celtics proved Jackson’s theory to be […]

Lakers Force Game 7, Trounce Celtics 89-67

Jeff Van Gundy noticed something early in the game. The Celtics were playing like a team that was comfortable with their one game lead in the series. Urgency must have been left behind as the Celtics fell to the Lakers 89-67, tying the series at 3 games a piece and forcing a Game 7 Thursday […]

O Captain, My Captain: Pierce Gets Celtics Closer to 18th Banner

Despite a late run and a very huge scare by the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics were able to hold onto to for the 92-86 win and 3-2 lead, their first series lead in the NBA Finals. The Celtics also became the first […]

Celtics Come Up Huge, Pull Even With Lakers in Finals

It certainly wasn’t pretty, but it was exciting. It was chippy. It was physical. It was hard-fought. It was a huge win for the Boston Celtics, who evened their best-of-seven NBA Finals series with the Los Angeles Lakers at two games a piece, with a 96-89 victory at TD Garden in Boston on Thursday night. […]

Rondo and Allen Help Celtics Overcome Lakers in Game 2

The Boston Celtics did what they had to do in a Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, defeating the Lakers 103-94 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  Game 2 was all but a must-win for the Celtics, who will head back to Boston feeling pretty optimistic about their chances to take […]