// NBA All-Star Game

NBA All-Star Game Starters Announced, Illustrate Flawed Selection Process

Last Thursday, the NBA announced the starters for this year’s NBA All-Star game, as per the popular vote of the fans.  While the majority of this year’s selections seem fair, two of the most polarizing of choices, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant, are members of big-market yet borderline-abysmal teams. Social media and members of the NBA […]

The Atlantic, Week 6: Rondo, Lin and the Nets’ Trainers

We’re nearly halfway through the season in ‘The Atlantic’, Sports of Boston’s weekly ‘trending up’ and ‘trending down’ of the news from the NBA’s Atlantic division. Can Rajon Rondo‘s hot play get the Celtics offense back on track? Do the 76ers have one of the worst starting backcourts in the NBA? What does Brook Lopez‘s return […]

Poll of the Week: 2011 NBA All-Star Game

This weekend in Los Angeles, the league’s best players…and an injured Yao Ming…will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the All-Star Game.

Beasts of the East Defeat Best of the West in NBA All-Star Game

The Eastern Conference All-Stars defeated the Western Conference All-Stars 141-139 in front of the largest crowd to ever watch a basketball game. A record 108,713 NBA fans descended upon Cowboys Stadium to watch the best athletes in the world (the U.S. Basketball team – plus Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash, and Pau Gasol) put on a […]

Rondo Finishes 2nd in NBA HORSE Competition

Rajon Rondo finished second in the NBA’s H-O-R-S-E competition, bowing down in the hour-long competition to defending champion Kevin Durant. Sacramento’s Omri Casspi finished third in the competition. “I had a good time, I had a lot of fun,” said Rondo. “I came out and hit some shots, but KD beat me out.” Initially, the […]

Paul Pierce to Compete in Three-Point Shootout

It appears Paul Pierce has gotten his wish. He will participate in the three-point contest at the NBA All-Star Game a week from today in Dallas. No Boston player has won since Larry Bird, who won the initial competition in 1986. Pierce has fired with tremendous accuracy from long distance this season, as he has […]

Defending the Fans After NBA All-Star Game Vote

To the outsider, there are several oddities to this year’s NBA All-Star Game. Most notably: Kevin Garnett and Allen Iverson as starters. There are certainly some decent arguments against their selections. The most obvious one is that both players have missed significant playing time due either to injury (Garnett) or not actually being a starter […]

Rondo, Pierce Named NBA All-Stars

Joining starter Kevin Garnett at the NBA All-Star Game will be point guard Rajon Rondo and forward Paul Pierce. For Pierce, it’s his eighth All-Star selection without ever getting voted onto the team by fans. Meanwhile, it’s the first All-Star appearance for Rondo, and it’s well-deserved. Rondo, who’s All-Star candidacy was endorsed by Sports of […]

Rajon Rondo: An All-Star?

On Thursday, the NBA will announce its 2010 All-Star starting rosters, and barring a last minute Matthew Broderick “War Games” computer hack, Celtics’ point guard Rajon Rondo will not be named. As of Jan. 7, the NBA’s final update on voting, your starting Eastern Conference guards are Dwyane Wade and… wait for it… Allen Iverson. […]

Pierce Makes East All-Star Team, Allen Snubbed

Paul Pierce will join Kevin Garnett on the East’s team in the NBA All-Star Game. Celtics guards Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo were under consideration for spots, but both were snubbed as the East guards have been very good this year. Orlando leads the East with three all-stars in Dwight Howard, forward Rashard Lewis, and […]

Celtics Player Review: Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett is the most intense player I have seen on the Celtics in my lifetime. KG (or the “The Big Ticket”) was one of the major pieces to this Championship winning team. Garnett was a powerhouse the whole season. From the moment the Celtics finalized the deal to bring him to Boston to the […]

Celtics Player Review: Ray Allen

One of Boston’s heralded “Big 3,” Ray Allen was a key acquisition for the Celtics and a huge factor in the Celtics’ 17th NBA Championship. Allen was brought to the Celtics from the Sonics (with Glen Davis) in exchange for Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West, and No. 5 pick Jeff Green. When the trade was announced, I […]

Ray Allen Shines in All Star Game Win

Or should it be…Ray Allen rains? One of the most prolific perimeter shooters in NBA history, Ray Allen scored an All-Star game-high 28 points (10-14 from the floor). He also sunk five threes, with three of them coming in the final 3:15. And he was the last player added on either side? The game’s MVP […]

Rajon Rondo Was Pesky in Sophomores’ Win

Rajon Rondo on the team bus before the game. (Courtesy of NBA.com) One of the Celtics’ representatives during All-Star Weekend, Rajon Rondo, impressed in his appearance during the Rookie-Sophomore game (Rajon was obviously a member of the sophomores). Rondo started at SG and played 18 minutes and 6 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 […]

KG to Officially Miss All-Star Game

The NBA announced Sunday that Kevin Garnett, the league’s top vote-getter, will officially miss the NBA All-Star Game due to his abdominal strain. In his place? Rasheed Wallace, PF/C, for the Detroit Pistons. Thus, the Celtics, the team with the NBA’s best record at 39-9, will be represented by just one player at this year’s […]