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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 […]

Potential 2011 Celtics Free Agent Target: Nene Hilario

The Boston Celtics will certainly have some cap space this off season to pursue a couple above average free agents. With the concerns at the center position and the retirement of Shaq, I decided to focus on Nene Hilario for the first of multiple reports of what the Celtics will do this upcoming off season. […]

Shaq at Retirement Press Conference: ‘Call Me The Big AARP’

Shaquille O’Neal has now played his last game in the NBA, officially making the announcement at a Friday press conference near his home in Orlando. Shaq, who said nice things about former coaches Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers, revealed that if he wanted to play for one last season with the Celtics, he would need surgery and face […]

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 […]

Video: Shaq Retires After 19 NBA Seasons

Finally after 19 NBA seasons, The Big Shamrock, The Big Aristotle, Superman, Diesel, or just plain old Shaq is calling it quits. Shaquille O’Neal announced via his twitter account with a video from Tout.com that his Hall of Fame career is finally over. The 15-Time All-Star said: “We did it. Nineteen years baby. I want […]

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 […]

2011 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 16-20

With the first 15 picks in the books (Top 5, Picks 6-10, Picks 11-15), we will now focus toward the middle part of the draft. Markieff Morris : PF, Junior, Kansas Markieff is the twin brother of Marcus, who was the Big 12 Player of the Year. Markieff’s numbers were not as impressive as his brothers, […]

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 […]