// Michael Jordan

Nike Jordan Brand Commercial Pays Re2pect to Derek Jeter (Video)

A Nike Jordan Brand commercial, featuring Derek Jeter and a star-studded cast of his fans paying their respects for 20 years in a New York Yankees uniform, will run during today’s All-Star Game. The commercial, which will air before Jeter’s at bat, is for Nike’s Jordan brand. Mike Jordan, Billy Crystal, Rudy Guliani, Jay-Z, Phil […]

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 […]

The Couch Potato Report: Balls, Bikes, and Bad Reality Shows

After a brief vacation week last week, mostly spent failing to stay cool, I return with a vengeance this week to bring you a hearty helping of weekend TV picks in today’s edition of “The Couch Potato Report,” C.P.R. for your sports-lovin’ hearts. Well the World Cup is finally over, NHL and NBA free agency […]

Celtics Fall to Rockets in OT

The Boston Celtics (47-28) lost their third game in a row on Friday night, falling to the Houston Rockets (38-37) 119-114 in overtime at the TD Garden. On this night it wasn’t Kevin Durant, but Luis Scola who did his best Michael Jordan impression, scoring 27 points and snatching 11 rebounds in the win over […]

LeBron Petitioning to Retire Jordan’s No. 23

LeBron James is planning to initiate a petition in honor of Michael Jordan which would prevent any player in the NBA from wearing the number 23.  In other words, LeBron wants all 30 NBA teams to retire the number 23.  James is one of the many players around the league including the Suns’ Jason Richardson, […]

Opposing Views: Can the Celtics Win 73 Games?

During the 1995/1996 season, the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls finished with an NBA-record 72 wins. Since then, the best record any team has accomplished is 69 wins, and that was by the 1996/1997 Chicago Bulls. When the Boston Celtics traded for Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, the major media outlets began speculating that the Celtics […]

Wallace: Celtics Can Win 72 Games

According to Rasheed Wallace, the Celtics can win 72 games this season, which would match Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the best mark in NBA history.   “Oh definitely,” Wallace told the Connecticut Post’s Thomas Halzack. “Definitely, playing with those three other guys, also combining that with the guys we have on the bench, I think […]

Antoine Walker Arrested While Gambling in Nevada Casino

Former Celtics forward Antoine Walker owes Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, and the Red Rock Resort casinos in Las Vegas $822,500. He accumulated this sum over a seven-month period by getting $100,000 loans from these casinos. Thus far, he has only paid back $178,000. A warrant for his arrest was issued July 14 for writing bad […]

Celtics Set NBA Record With Win Over Philly

The Celtics set a new NBA record Tuesday night for the best start to a season by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 110-91. The Celtics moved to 27-2 with the win and also set a new franchise record of winning 19 games in a row. The previous record streak of 18 straight wins was done by […]

Can the Celtics Reach 73 Wins?

This question may seem absolutely ridiculous, but allow me to pose it. Is 73 wins even feasible? Considering that the Celtics won 66 games last season (just seven off from the NBA record) and had an incredible 29-3 start, it’s possible. It’s going to take a miraculous set of circumstances for the Celtics to reach […]

Another Bounce Back for the Celtics

Give the Celtics credit, whenever they take a loss (it’s only happened three times) they always bounce back in a huge way. This time, the C’s destroyed the Bulls 107-82 (NBA.com box score). Chicago only had one starter in double figures. Simply pathetic…more on this later. First, I must congratulate Paul Pierce on leading the […]

Celtics Build on NBA’s Best Record

The Celtics built on the NBA’s best record with an impressive 92-81 win (NBA.com Box Score) on the road in Chicago. The red-hot Celts won for the 6th straight time and have posted an impressive 17-2 record to start the season. Ray Allen led all scorers with 21 points, while point guard Rajon Rondo finished […]

Celtics Dominate Division Opponent Yet Again

Playing without big men Chris Bosh, Andrea Bargnani, and Jorge Garbajosa, the Raptors were destroyed by the Celtics 112-84 (NBA.com Box Score). The Celtics improved to a perfect 10-0 at home (16-2 overall) while the 2nd place Raptors fell to an NBA-high 7 games behind the Celtics in the Atlantic Division standings. It was obvious […]