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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 […]

Hacking Into LeBron James’s Fake E-Mail Account

Does LeBron James have Gmail? Maybe, maybe not…but here’s what it would look like, according to the folks at Grantland:

Boston Celtics 2012 Draft Targets: Doron Lamb

Doron Lamb: 20 years old, 6’5″; 199 lbs School: Kentucky Position: Shooting Guard Background: Doron Lamb is one of the rare players who actually played for more than one season under John Calipari at Kentucky. After winning a national championship and being named to the All-SEC second team, Lamb decided to enter the NBA draft. […]

How Much is Brandon Bass Worth to the Celtics?

With the news that Brandon Bass will opt out of the remainder of his contract, the Boston Celtics now face the question of whether or not to sign him and for how much. In order to figure out if the Celtics should re-sign the 27 year old power forward, let’s take a look back at Bass’s […]

Boston Celtics 2012 Draft Targets: Moe Harkless

Moe Harkless: 19 years old; 6’8″; 208 lbs School: St John’s Position: Small Forward Background: Moe Harkless burst onto the scene in 2011 when he was named Big East Rookie of the Year. In his first collegiate season, Harkless averaged 15.5 points and 8.6 rebounds in nearly 36 minuets per game. Harkless is just 19 […]

Boston Celtics 2012 Draft Targets: Fab Melo

Fab Melo: 21 years old; 7’0″; 255 lbs School: Syracuse Position: Center Background: Fab Melo made huge improvements in his game during his sophomore season at Syracuse. Melo was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was the anchor of Syracuse’s zone. He enters the NBA as a well polished rebounder and shot blocker […]

Video: CSNNE Shows Stark Difference Between Heat, Celtics Big 3’s

Nothing sums up the differences between the Heat and the Celtics than this video posted on CSNNE.com. This Miami Heat team has always been about flash and arrogance, as opposed to being able to get your hands dirty when you needed to in order to win the big game. The latter is exactly what the […]

Video: “Let’s Go Celtics” Chant – A Final Plea From a Devoted Fan Base

In the waning minutes of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics were down 20 points on their home court. The Big 3 and Rajon Rondo found themselves sitting on the bench watching the reserves play mop-up duty. Many of the fans at the TD Garden, with the game so clearly out of […]

Under-reacting to Pierce’s Performance

Let’s not overreact. Let’s not do what The Sports Hub’s Felger and Mazz did today. Let’s not pretend what happened in Game 2 was something more than it really was. Paul Pierce recorded 36 points and and grabbed 14 rebounds in Game 2 against the Hawks. Is 36 points impressive?  Sure.  Is 14 rebounds impressive? […]

Celtics Almost Traded Ray Allen to Grizzlies, Paul Pierce to Nets

On March 15th, Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics came ever so close to finally moving on from the Big 3. In the final hours of this season’s trade deadline, the Celtics had a trade in place to send the aging, injured Ray Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies for O.J. Mayo and a draft pick. […]

What A Week It Was: NBA Trade Deadline

It’s been a strange NBA season to say the least. We had the lockout to start the season and that produced this ridiculous condensed schedule. There have been countless injuries, and of course the endless free agency speculation involving Magic center Dwight Howard. Despite all that, TV ratings are up over last year and the […]