// Larry Bird

Rondo Passes Bill Russell on All-Time Celtics Assists List

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 […]

Video: Bradley’s Best Larry Bird Impression, Wallace’s Dunk Power Celtics Over Bucks

The Boston Celtics faced the Milwaukee Bucks for the third time this season on Tuesday night, faced with the ignominious task of avoiding three losses to the team with the worst record (3-14) and point differential (-9.5) in the NBA. Which is really saying something, with the haggard state of the Eastern Conference and the […]

Photo: Pierce and Garnett Nets’ Jerseys Leaked

If this doesn’t make your blood boil a little, you might want to see a doctor. It’s really happening. Apparently the Brooklyn Nets are prepping for their Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett introductory press conference, and couldn’t keep this photo to themselves. You can’t really blame them, I mean, they are getting two future hall-of-famers […]

NBA Playoffs Preview: Celtics-Knicks Playoff History

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 […]

What We Learned This Week: Professor Paps, Peyton’s Place?

What We Learned This Week Week of March 3 – March 10   Peyton Manning Got Cut From a 2-14 Team What a scrub! I hope the poor guy can somehow catch on with another team. It will be strange to see Peyton Manning in another uniform (or another helmet) but Johnny Unitas with the […]

The Atlantic, Week 5: Paul Pierce and a Recent Harvard Grad Trending Up

Prepare for yet another installment of “The Atlantic,” Sports of Boston’s weekly look at who’s ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ in the NBA’s Atlantic Division! Paul Pierce is the hottest player in the Atlantic division, but do the Knicks have a new star? And are the Sixers on the brink of being considered a contender? […]

Pierce Makes History, Celtics Handle Bobcats

Paul Pierce had 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds Tuesday night, moving into second all-time in Celtics’ scoring as the Celtics coasted to a 94-84 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Kevin Garnett continued his strong play for the Celtics with 22 points and seven rebounds. Reggie Williams led the NBA worst 3-22 Bobcats 21 […]

2011 SoB Hall of Fame Inductee | Larry Bird

In 2009, it was the Red Sox’ turn. Next year, it was the Bruins. This time around, it’s the Boston Celtics’ turn to send an athlete to the SoB Hall of Fame. That athlete is none other than the man himself, Larry Bird. In 13 glorious seasons, Bird won three championship rings. During the run […]

Sorting Through the Rumors: Is Rajon Rondo Being Shopped?

It’s become an annual NBA offseason gala event, the Rajon Rondo trade rumors. In a way it makes a lot of sense: Rondo has a ton of potential, but at the close of every season he leaves fans and management wondering if he is truly a piece you can build a championship team around. There have been […]

Book Review: “When the Game was Ours” by Jackie MacMullan

Jackie MacMullan’s When the Game was Ours is the story of Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird. The story starts with Bird’s and Johnson’s appearance at the April 1978 World Invitational Tournament in Kentucky, an electrifying few seconds in which the two future superstars and Hall of Famers hit each other with a series of […]

The Truth, and Nothing But the Truth… Except for Everyone Else

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 […]

Celtics Pound Orlando for 3-0 Series Lead, One Win Away From Finals

This game was over in the first quarter. This series was over and given a brilliant summation with just under 9 minutes in the first half, with an all-out hustle play by Rajon Rondo that would make Larry Bird proud, to dive and take the ball (and the series) away from Jason Williams and the […]

The Aughts: The Greatest Sports Decade That Almost Never Happened

On the warm Sunday afternoon of October 11, just before 4 p.m., shortstop Erick Aybar settled under Dustin Pedroia’s pop up, ending the 2009 ALDS in front of a deflated crowd at Fenway Park. The inning was officially scored: 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 7, Red Sox 6. Just like that, […]

LeBron Petitioning to Retire Jordan’s No. 23

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, […]

Eddie House and the Celtics Tie Up Series 1-1

If someone told me that Paul Pierce only played 16 minutes and only scored three points in a critical Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals I would have panicked immediately. The sad part about this statement is that most of it is true and Pierce was that ineffective due to foul trouble early in […]