Cool story that I read from Yardbarker. Larry bird picks up a ball at a Pacers’ practice and casually drains shot after shot. I guess when you were an elite shooter in the NBA, you’re an elite shooter for life.
A good read. Boston and New York Sports fans are very brutal towards each others teams and players but something like this should not ever be tolerated. It’s one thing to boo a player like Paul Pierce because of what team he plays for, but when the New York Knicks set up a classy pregame ceremony to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings, there’s no need for fans to be acting in that manner.
FAN UP, MIAMI.
Let’s hope that the Celtics, Knicks, Bulls, or Pacers can get them to eat some humble pie to go with that champagne in the playoffs.
After this past weekend’s Celtics-Wizards game, Kevin Garnett did a post-game interview where he was photobombed by Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Avery Bradley. It was very amusing but I’ve got to know one thing: Are NBA players trying to one-up each other in photobombing?
Looking back this past season, it looks as if Lebron James and Chris Bosh were the photobomb originators (if anyone can find anything earlier let me know). This must be a new trend among the players I guess but I really want to see coaches photobombing players. If anyone has seen this shoot me a link!
L.A. Clippers’ forward Blake Griffin would be happy if his team won the Pacific Division but doesn’t like the idea of hanging a banner for that accomplishment.
As reported by ESPN:
"I kind of have bigger goals than that for the team," Griffin said. "I think the team has bigger goals than that. We expected to win the division. We didn’t come into this season thinking, ‘Oh, it would be great if we could win the division.’ We expected it. It’s something to be proud of and maybe there’s a banner that goes up (in the training facility), but it’s not something that needs to go up in Staples [Center], and we don’t need to hang our hat on that."
Of course Blake and his teammates have aspirations to win it all (I think it’s pretty safe to say that all the NBA teams want to win a championship year in and year out) but I don’t see what the problem is to hang a banner. Just because you hang a division banner doesn’t mean that your team is jinxed for the rest of the year. It’s up to the coaches and players to win those other banners and if an owner want to hang banners to celebrate the accomplishments of a team so be it.
The only way that I see hanging division banners becoming a problem is if the Boston Celtics or Los Angeles Lakers start hanging them. If those two teams hung all of their division and conference banners alongside their championship banners then it would like Paul Bunyan’s giant laundry line.
Espn’s latest “This IS SportsCenter” commercial featuring Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics. Not their best stuff but it is still funny.
TMZ VIDEO: Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony in a screaming match following Monday’s Celtics-Knicks game
Well here it is: the video that people have been looking for courtesy of TMZ. I couldn’t really hear what both of them are saying but there is the whole post game altercation that everyone has been talking about between Celtics star Kevin Garnett and Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. All a bunch of talk.
Comcast Sportsnet VIDEO: Carmelo Anthony spotted waiting for Kevin Garnett after Celtics/Knicks game
What is this high school?! Carmelo Anthony needs to just let his game speak for him rather than resort to punk moves. Remember Melo you’re getting paid to play a schoolyard game. Kevin Garnett may be a rough and sometimes “dirty” player (and this is coming from a die-hard Celtics fan), but if you let a future hall of famer get in your head then you shouldn’t be playing this game.
Jeff Green Smashes on Al Jefferson
Rondo’s reaction >
Now that is how you dunk!!! Unlike Dwayne Wade’s failed attempt on Eric Bledsoe