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Celtics Almost Traded Ray Allen to Grizzlies, Paul Pierce to Nets

On March 15th, Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics came ever so close to finally moving on from the Big 3. In the final hours of this season’s trade deadline, the Celtics had a trade in place to send the aging, injured Ray Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies for O.J. Mayo and a draft pick. […]

What A Week It Was: NBA Trade Deadline

It’s been a strange NBA season to say the least. We had the lockout to start the season and that produced this ridiculous condensed schedule. There have been countless injuries, and of course the endless free agency speculation involving Magic center Dwight Howard. Despite all that, TV ratings are up over last year and the […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: All-Star Break Edition

We’ve made it. There was a period of time during the summer that I really didn’t know if there would even be a season this year, and here we are. All-Star weekend. With most teams about halfway through their seasons, I’m going to do something a little different. Here is a quick guide: Overachieving = […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: Week 7

1)  Chicago Bulls (23-6) – The Bulls are rolling over teams right now. That, combined with a semi-rough week out of OKC, puts Bulls are back on top. Seriously, four straight blowout wins on the road. Impressive. 2)  Oklahoma City Thunder (21-6) – OKC suffered two losses this week which pushes them down into the […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: Week 6

I know its Super Bowl week, but how ’bout a little NBA Power Rankings to hold you over?

SoB NBA Power Rankings: Week 5

This week’s theme: Separation. Things are really starting to sort themselves out, and the top teams in each conference are playing fantastic basketball right now. Not to mention that after two weeks on top, the Chicago Bulls have been knocked off their #1 spot.

Trading Paul Pierce: The Truth Hurts

The Celtics need to trade Paul Pierce. As a rational sports fan, I’ve come to realize that this is the best option. The Celtics aren’t going to win the NBA Championship this year, and they won’t be able to win it again with their current nucleus. So they need to blow it up. This starts […]

The Big Three Era Is Over And Garnett’s A Big Reason Why

Three years. When the newest incarnation of the “Big Three” came together back in the summer of 2007, they were given a three-year window to revive Celtic pride and bring a few championships back to Boston. Three years. Danny Ainge and Celtics brass were willing to pull the trigger on deals to bring perennial All-Stars […]

Gino Sighting! Celtics End Losing Streak in Blowout; Rondo Hurt

After the longest losing streak since April 2007, the Celtics finally put another tally in the win column Wednesday night, dusting off the Gino video as they beat the Toronto Raptors, 96-73. Unfortunately, Celtics floor-general Rajon Rondo exiting the game early with what the Celtics are calling a sore right wrist overshadowed the victory

SoB NBA Power Rankings: Week 2

Ok, guys. I promise I won’t rank Sacramento #14 again. My mistake. Can you really blame me though? It was so early! Every team has played at least 5 games now. That means much better opinions and analysis. Enjoy!

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 […]