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Your Morning Dump… HOFers show love for the Celtics

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I think those guys’ biggest goal is to try and win a championship and
not trying to win 72 games. But if Jeff Van Gundy wants to make a bet, I
will bet him that they won’t break it. You can put a lot of great
players together, but it’s about building chemistry. There’s been a lot
of great teams put together, but that doesn’t really seal the deal. I
think, me personally, Boston is still probably the best team in the
East. Miami hasn’t proven themselves.

Globe – Pippen says Celtics still the best

I've always liked Scottie Pippen (wink, wink).

"Don't forget, Shaq played very well last year," Barkley said. "I
thought it was a very good pickup for the Celtics. Shaq played very
well. He's going to help them a lot."

Barkley dismissed any notion that O'Neal would be uncomfortable in a potential backup role.

"Shaq does not have an ego," said Barkley of the 15-time All-Star.
"When he first got to Miami, no problems and they won a championship.
Didn't have any problems in Phoenix, Phoenix just didn't know what they
were doing."


I've always like Charles Barkley too (wink, wink). If you read the entire WEEI article, you'll notice I left out the portion where Barkley says the Lakers will win the title.

On Page 2, more love for Dennis Johnson.

“He’s the greatest defensive player that’s ever played in the league as a
guard,” Magic said. “He was just awesome. He was big. He was strong. He
was probably one of the smartest players to ever play.

I used to be so mad at Dennis because he made me think so much,” he
said. “He anticipated my moves before I made them. He was just a master
at understanding how to play you and not give you what you want – and
still do it as the nice Dennis Johnson. I used to hate that."

Herald – Honor bittersweet without DJ

I missed most of last night's ceremony. For some reason, I felt the need to watch Josh Beckett blow a 6 run lead. Did anyone catch Larry Bird's comments? I heard he had some funny lines about the 1960 Olympic team.

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  • Thank you, it’s refreshing to see someone else recognize the importance of team chemistry instead of being blinded by how good the Heat may look on paper. The Celtics took a team trip to Europe before their championship run so that they could build this chemistry, and learn each other’s playing styles and mesh as a unit long before the season started. Though D-Wade and LeBron might blow out some teams like the Nets and the little kids in your video post from yesterday, they have A LOT to prove to live up to this hype. Come playoff time, the Celtics’ TEAM will come out on top.

  • larry

    i just don’t see miami selling out on defense…do you see chalmers as an uptempo guard.?what about the middle.?there are just to many unanswered questions as far as i’m concerned..what happens when they have a five game losing streak.?

  • Lee in Oregon

    Heat lose 5 in a row? Child, please! They wont lose 3 in a row. Wade, LeBron, & Haslem are all excellent defenders. The Heat will be a beast, to say otherwise is just denial.
    Scottie Pippen is a nice guy but he’s the single most over-rated player in the history of the NBA. Jordan carried ALL those guys (‘cept Rodman), and somehow Scottie and his above-average game rode his coat-tails all the way to Springfield.

  • The Heat will lose 5 in a row at some point, whether it’s due to injuries, laziness, or internal issues. To say they’ll be unstoppable just because the media portrays it that way, and LeBron had his own TV special, is just textbook bandwagon thinking. The guy gets MVP awards but can’t get a ring, and even if they don’t lose 5 in a row this season, at least they will lose 4 in a row this post season when they have to face the real Big Three, Rondo, and Shaq.

  • Joseph

    “I left out the portion where Barkley says the Lakers will win the title.”
    That’s because you won’t face reality and accept that the Lakers will win the championship for a third straight year. There’s no one in the West that can beat them in a 7 game series and Miami doesn’t have the big men to stop Bynum/Gasol/Odom (I don’t see Boston getting to the finals again – too old and too slow). Get ready for title 17 for L.A. Remember, Phil Jackson wins titles in bunches.

  • who will make this year RedsArmy HOF??????????????/

  • KY Celts fan

    The Heat may lose 5 in a row in about 8 years when they are all old. But not this year. The most the Big 3 Celtics have lost in a row is 4, and they are much older and those losses were more Rondo’s fault than any.
    The Heat will be much, much tougher than you think. Not unstoppable, but tough nonetheless.

  • KY Celts fan

    I’m sorry, but could you spit the Kobe spoog out of your mouth before you speak. I couldn’t understand you.

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  • TJames

    Scottie Pippen is under-rated. You really don’t have any idea what you are talking about. Jordan did not win any titles without Pippen. Jordan could not have done it without Pippen. When Jordan stepped aside, Pippen earned All-Star Game MVP honors and led the Bulls in scoring, assists, and the entire league in steals, averaging 22.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 2.9 steals, 1.9 three-pointers, and 0.8 blocks per game, while shooting 49.1% from the field and a career-best 32% from the three-point line. He earned the first of three straight All-NBA First Team nods, and he finished third in the MVP voting. The Bulls finished the season with 55 wins, only two fewer than the year before. Pippen finished the 1994–95 season leading the Bulls in every major statistical category: assists, rebounds, points, steals, and blocks; Pippen is one of only four players in NBA history to accomplish that.

  • Joseph 17-16 (it’s just a matter of time)

    Obviously you swallow. I can smell your Paul Pierce penis breath all the way from here in L.A.

  • timmey

    doesn´t matter as long as these fuckers lose four in a row in the playoffs…