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Celtics Fall to Knicks in Christmas Day Opener 106-104

The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks opened the NBA season in New York today, the Knicks won a close one 106-104 over the Celtics. Paul Pierce sat out this game with a bruised heel, Sasha Pavlovic started in his place. The Celtics got off to a slow start but turned it around in the […]

Video: Shaq Sings “Get Ready” in TNT Commercial

Just when you thought Shaq would go quietly into a peaceful retirement (OK, no one thought that), the legendary center will be joining TNT when the NBA resumes action on Christmas Day. Shaq, who played the final season of his career in Boston, retired in part due to nagging injuries to his feet and legs. […]

Don’t Call Me A Mailbag: Tim Tebow – Hero or Douche?

Welcome to the fifth installment of what I’m tentatively calling “Don’t Call Me A Mailbag.” For a better understanding of what this is, check out the first one. This week we talk about Tim Tebow (DUH!), Dan Henderson, and basketball … sweet, sweet basketball. In addition to the Yahoo! Answers questions, you will also be […]

Celtics Coach Saves Man’s Life in Newton, Mass.

With the ongoing NBA lockout weighing on basketball fans, the Boston Celtics are making some uplifting news outside the negotiating room with a headline for everyone to enjoy. Celtics Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Doo revived a man whose heart stopped during a pick-up basketball game Wednesday at the Hyde Park Community Center in Newton, […]

Shaq’s 2004 Miami Police Application: An In-Depth Investigation by Sports of Boston

The Miami New Times published a story last Wednesday detailing Shaquille O’Neal’s 2004 application to join the Miami Beach Police Force. It’s about time. Why should anything about one of the league’s most gregarious and hilarious superstars be hidden from the public eye? Boston Celtics fans only got a brief glimpse of that disarming smile […]

Does the NBA Have a Challenger From The North?

Starting at the end of October, Canada will have its own basketball league, the National Basketball League of Canada. As surprising as it may be, the country has never had a national basketball league. The league currently has seven teams, located in large cities like Halifax and Quebec City, mid-sized cities like Oshawa and London, […]

NBA Players Head Abroad: The Effects on International Basketball and the Future of the NBA

The NBA lockout will soon reach the two month mark, and with union leaders and NBA officials declining to meet with one another in the past few weeks, it appears the problems causing the lockout will not be resolved before the start of the new season. Many players, from star Deron Williams to rookie Kyle Singler, […]

NBA Players And Owners Meet At Negotiating Table

NBA owners and players met Wednesday for about six hours in an attempt to get the proverbial ball rolling at the negotiating table and hopefully lay the ground work for a new CBA. This was the first bargaining session since August 1 and only the second since the lockout was imposed. Union President and Lakers […]

Kendrick Perkins Arrested in Texas: What Happened?

Former Celtics star Kendrick Perkins was arrested Saturday morning, in relation to a drunken altercation at a club in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas. Perkins was there to host for his annual youth camp and foundation fundraiser, aiming to help kids learn life skills and to raise drug-awareness. Perhaps this is not the best approach. […]

Lawrence Frank to Pistons, Larry Brown as Replacement for Celtics?

Last offseason, Tom Thibodeau vacated his role as an assistant on the Celtics bench to take the head coaching job in Chicago, where he led the Bulls to 62 wins and was named the NBA Coach of the Year. In a similar move, Lawrence Frank is leaving the Celtics’ coaching staff for Detroit, where he […]

“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 […]

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 […]

NBA Owners Lock Out Players At 12:01 A.M. Friday

For those of you who see everything going on with the NFL lockout and think, “I need more lockout,” the NBA is set to feed your addiction. At 12:01 a.m. on Friday the NBA’s current collective bargaining agreement expires and the NBA owners informed the players association that the league will institute the second professional […]

Celtics Extend Qualifying Offer to Jeff Green and Pick Up Option On Bradley

The Celtics have been active as they’ve made a one-year qualifying offer to forward Jeff Green. The $5.9 million offer now makes Green a restricted free agent. The fourth-year forward was the premier piece that came to Boston in the highly criticized mid-season trade that sent fan-favorite Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City. Boston also picked […]

Potential 2011 Celtics Free Agent Target: Carl Landry

The biggest concern for the Boston Celtics entering free agency is addressing their need for big men. With Shaq now retired, Nenad Krstic going to play overseas and Glen Davis now a free agent, it’s obvious that the Celtics No. 1 goal this offseason is to pick up a power forward or center. I have […]