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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 […]

Miami’s Big 3 Dominate Boston’s Big 3, Heat Take 2-0 Series Lead

The Miami Heat’s LeBron James was an unstoppable force in Tuesday’s Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the Boston Celtics. In the paint, through the lanes, from the key, from beyond the arc, it didn’t matter: James hit shots from every angle and spot on the floor. The Celtics could not contain him, […]

Celtics-Heat Series Preview: The Road to the Title Still Goes Through Boston

There are going to be some great second round matchups in the 2011 playoffs, but Sunday’s game 1 between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will kick off the series that everyone will have their eyes on. The starters for these two teams have combined for 69 All-Star appearances, 10 Championship rings, 5 NBA Finals […]

Celtics Sweep Knicks Without Perk, But Post-Trade Struggles Linger

For the first time in the Big Three era, the Celtics have won a playoff series without Kendrick Perkins wearing their signature green. Yet, it remained challenging for fans and analysts alike to watch Boston struggle at times in their first round match-up against the long playoff-deprived Knicks and not bring up the “P” word. […]

Allen and Pierce Combine For 70 As Celtics Blow Out Knicks in Game Three

Not a whole lot to write about tonight. Not much going on. Well, ok, the Boston Celtics blew out the New York Knicks, 113-96, to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. They never fell behind or were even tied after scoring their first bucket. I probably ought to mention that Ray Allen […]