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Celtics, Nets to Play Experimental 44 Minute Game in NBA Preseason

There’s a Neil Young song called “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” and another titled “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).” This is what this experimental 44 minute preseason game between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets feels like: an NBA decree completely out of the blue as the Celtics venture […]

Clippers Owner Sterling Banned for Life, Fined $2.5M

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver didn’t pull any punches during Tuesday’s press conference addressing Donald Sterling’s racist comments. Having confirmed that the man on the recording was indeed the Clippers owner, Silver handed out the harshest punishment possible, giving Sterling a lifetime ban from the NBA, fining him the maximum $2.5 million, and requesting that the […]

Celtics, Others React to Donald Sterling’s Racist Comments

One of the most exciting NBA Playoff first rounds in recent memory has been partly overshadowed by a recording of Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments in a conversation with apparent girlfriend V. Stiviano. The reactions from around the league, from players to media to other owners, have made the national news over the […]

Video: Rondo Honors Red Sox with Fake Beard for Celtics Home Opener

When the Boston Celtics opened the 2013-14 NBA season at home on Friday night, injured All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo honored his baseball counterparts, the 2013 World Series champion Red Sox, with a glorious fake beard hooked around his ears. Addressing the crowd before tipoff, Rondo stepped onto center court to say a few words […]

Should the Celtics Trade Rajon Rondo?

The question should be will Celtics trade Rajon Rondo next? I understand the domino effect concept by Jalen Rose, but remember Ray Allen left Boston. Allen could have come back to Boston but decided to go to Miami. If Allen didn’t go to Miami, I believe Garnett and Pierce would have stayed this year. Since […]

NBA Season Preview and Predictions: 2013-14

With the Miami Heat coming off their second consecutive NBA Championship, and LeBron James looking nearly unstoppable, the same question we asked prior to last season is still valid today: Who can beat the Heat? The San Antonio Spurs were: one rebound/made free-throw/missed-Ray Allen-game-tying three pointer-in-the-final-seconds from doing so in Game 6 of the Finals last year. […]

Celtics Start Rebuilding, Give Doc Rivers to the Clippers

After weeks of wondering what the future of the Boston Celtics would look like, and the recent on-and-off discussions with the Los Angeles Clippers, the new era of the Celtics begins. According to multiple sources, including ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan and Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Doc Rivers and the Clippers have agreed to send an unprotected 2015 […]

The Realities of a DeMarcus Cousins to the Celtics Trade

The NBA trade deadline is still a month away, but general managers across the league are putting out their feelers to gauge the market value of various trade chips. Despite Rudy Gay  and Pau Gasol rumors swirling, it’s quite possible the NBA’s trade deadline could be fairly quiet. One marquee player that might be moving […]

NBA Experts Forecast “End of Era” For Celtics (Again)

Wednesday morning, the NBA.com Blogtable posed a question to five basketball experts: Have we seen the last of these Celtics as a title contender? The answer, on all five counts, was a resounding, confident yes. That’s right, the same Boston Celtics team that rode three starters and Ray Allen’s bum ankles to the seventh game […]

Jeff Green’s Journey with Celtics Parallels Season So Far

Through 25 games on the NBA season, the Boston Celtics have struggled to find consistent play at a high level. They have had controversial assist streaks overshadow game outcomes, new faces trying to find their niche, and old faces trying not to look, well, old. All too familiar with this quest for reliable performance is […]

Celtics Backcourt Coming Together Key

The Boston Celtics split two games without Rajon Rondo and are now 5-5 since his return from a two-game suspension. Despite Rondo’s desire to put an end to Boston’s inconsistent play and “run off eight or nine games straight,” it is Doc Rivers’ assertion that the Celtics are “a .500 team” that has prevailed so […]

Stern’s Fining of Spurs Sets Dangerous Precedent for Celtics, NBA Coaches

David Stern has done it again. The NBA commissioner’s latest misguided show of power was his decision to fine the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for doing a “disservice to the league” by resting four starters for last Thursday’s game at Miami. In that game, Gregg Popovich, one of the NBA’s most decorated coaches, managed to show […]

SoB NBA Eastern Conference Power Rankings: Thanksgiving Edition

After watching the Boston Celtics struggle through the initial part of the 2012-13 NBA season, I made the executive decision that doing a full NBA Power Rankings was too depressing. Why do I want to put myself in the position of constantly ranking the Celtics tenth or lower? Let’s just stick to the Eastern Conference, […]

NBA Power Rankings: The Almighty to Unsightly Edition

So far, things have not exactly gone as planned in the NBA season. Expected playoff contenders have struggled mightily (don’t give me that look, Kobe, I like my job), and teams missing their star players have overachieved (kind of in for d rose?). It’s still early of course, but I guess that’s why it’s the SoB […]

NBA Power Rankings: The Best, the West, and the Rest

The 2012-13 NBA season gets set to kick off tonight as the Boston Celtics face the defending champion Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks take on the new look Los Angeles Lakers. While I hope desperately the emotional ceremony bestowing LeBron James with his first championship ring distracts the Heat just enough to open the […]