// LeBron James

Rondo’s Triple-Double Helps Celtics Hand Heat Worst Loss of Season

The Boston Celtics won their eighth straight game at home and fifth overall Sunday, blowing out the Miami Heat, 91-72. Rajon Rondo shined on the national stage, picking up his NBA-leading fifth triple-double of the year with 16 points, 14 assists, and 11 rebounds. Rondo helped hand the Heat their worst loss of the season. […]

Has the Novelty Worn Off for NBA All-Star Saturday?

All-Star Weekend is supposed to be for the fans, and this year most fans didn’t find Saturday’s events very good. We got to see the game’s biggest stars in street clothes cheering for most of the night. Back in the 80s, the dunk contest was bigger than the All Star Game; this year, it was […]

Friday Rambling: Peyton, A-Rod, and LeBron…What’s My Problem with the Best?

With Peyton Manning announcing that he has been cleared to play next season, there has been no shortage of coverage on the topic. And it’s not without justification–an NFL with Big Manning is probably a more exciting NFL. Good for him. What is curious, however, is the fact that the news was announced just days […]

The Atlantic, Week 4: Celtics’ Confidence and Andrea Bargnani Trending Up

Welcome to “The Atlantic,” a weekly column where we ‘trend up’ and ‘trend down’ news and notes from the NBA’s Atlantic Division. The Boston Celtics are no longer the most disappointing team in the Atlantic Division – the Knicks are. Is Andrea Bargnani a top-10 power forward? Can the New Jersey Nets still make the […]

Heat Stop Celtics Late Rally, Boston Drops to 0-2

The Boston Celtics are still searching for their first win of the season, while the Miami Heat have yet to lose, after the Heat beat the Celtics, 115-107, Tuesday night in Miami. Boston is now 0-2 start in this shortened season that will likely be the last for Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett […]

NBA Eastern Conference Preview, Part 2: Playoff Teams

After previewing the Eastern Conference’s non-contenders in Part 1, Sports of Boston concludes with a look at the likely playoff-bound teams.

Celtics Sign Sasha Pavlovic to Apparently Second Season

In a move sure to please anyone named Sasha Pavlovic, the Celtics re-signed Sasha Pavlovic to a one-year deal Monday. The move is undoubtedly a thing come true for Celtics fans, who best remember Pavlovic as the guy Ray Allen made cry during the 2008 NBA Finals. Wait, that was Sasha Vujacic? Then who the […]

Playing With ESPN’s NBA Trade Machine

The NBA is in a lockout. This is terrible news because there will be no more basketball and no more trades. Luckily for us, ESPN has the Trade Machine, which allows people to try to pull off fake trades and see if the deals would work for both teams. It’s a genius idea because fans […]

Heat’s NBA Finals Loss Lies Solely Within

In Dallas, they shout in triumph. In Chicago, they sigh with relief. In Boston, they mock with schadenfreude. In Miami, they stare silently in disbelief. And in Cleveland, they laugh and laugh and laugh. All because the Miami Heat lost the NBA Finals… in six games… on their home court. The Miami Heat practically cruised […]

Rashard Lewis Slept with LeBron James’s Girlfriend Savannah Brinson?

In Game 4 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James scored just eight points and the Heat lost to the Mavericks. Everyone wondered why LeBron had such an off-game. Skip Bayless argued that LeBron just doesn’t have the “superstar intangibles.” DeShawn Stevenson said LeBron just checked out of the game. Some said he gave up. Or…did […]

Quick Reactions to the Celtics’ Elimination From 2011 NBA Playoffs

The Boston Celtics’ Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat was less than 24 hours ago. While the pain is still fresh, here are a few concluding thoughts on the playoffs and the Celtics’ future. 1) The Celtics Big Three just don’t have the athleticism anymore. Game 2: game tied 80-80 with 7:09 left in […]

Doc Rivers on Board to Bring the Band Back Together Next Year

LeBron James going to his knee, clutching Dwyane Wade while the two SuperFriends embraced, and doing his best Rod Tidwell impression said it all. The pure jubilation of the fickle Miami patrons said it all. Referee Bill Spooner emphatically signalling Miami Heat ball like he was a wide receiver catching a pivotal 3rd & 12 as Delonte West launched […]

LeBron, Heat End Celtics’ Season; Big 3 Era Possibly Over

They were the golden standard in the Eastern Conference, the bullies on the block, the big brother other teams were forced to look up too; but not anymore. The Boston Celtics finally met their match. The Miami Heat eliminated the Celtics four games to one by handing them a Game 5 loss 97-87. The defeat […]

LeBron, Heat Push Celtics To Brink Of Elimination

LeBron James scored 35 points and added 14 rebounds as the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics in overtime 98-90 to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Big Three of Miami accounted for 83 of Miami’s 98 points and also had 35 of their 45 rebounds. Dwyane Wade finished […]

Celtics Rout Heat in Game 3 to Keep the Series Within Reach

Despite what your eyes were telling you and everything you were hearing, did you really think this team would go down 3-0 to the Miami Heat? On their home court? In the waning moments of their glory days? No, you didn’t. Not these legendary players, in this historic city, underneath all those banners. So for now […]