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GreenLight Madness: Celtics Top 64 Plays (#6 Seed vs #59 Seed)

Jay June 1, 2011 Uncategorized 2 Comments

If it wasn't the symbolic and lasting image of the 2010-2011 Boston Celtics season it was close.  Rajon Rondo's devastating elbow dislocation essentially eliminated any realistic chance the Celtics had to complete a quest for redemption and capture Banner #18.  As a tiny measure of gratification, Rondo's return from that game and ensuing steal/dunk was voted into the next round.  In convincing fashion as well.

Ok so clearly I'm exaggerating, but you guys weren't giving his play nearly 90% over the Rondo to KG alley-oop against the Clippers.  Today's matchup features Paul Pierce donning on the cape in Gotham as Captain Clutch and taking down the Knicks yet again.  Going against Pierce's clutch shot is one of the few well-executed plays from Game 1 against Miami: swift ball movement highlighted by a Ray Allen shot-pass to KG for a two-handed slam.

Seed #6: Paul Pierce Takes Down Gotham Yet Again

 

Seed #59: Ray Finds KG for the Two-Handed Slam (G1 ECSF BOS @ MIA)

 

 

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    Got this letter from a Mr. Roger Murdock?
    Dear Scottie,
    I have nothing but respect for you my friend as an athlete and knowledgeable basketball mind. But you are way off in your assessment of who is the greatest player of all time and the greatest scorer of all time. Your comments are off because of your limited perspective. You obviously never saw Wilt Chamberlain play who undoubtedly was the greatest scorer this game has ever known. When did MJ ever average 50.4 points per game plus 25.7 rebounds? (Wilt in the 1962 season when blocked shot statistics were not kept). We will never accurately know how many shots Wilt blocked. Oh, by the way in 1967 and 68, Wilt was a league leader in assists. Did MJ ever score 100 points in a game? How many times did MJ score more than 60 points in a game? MJ led the league in scoring in consecutive seasons for 10 years but he did this in an NBA that eventually expanded into 30 teams vs. when Wilt played and there were only 8 teams.
    Every team had the opportunity to amass a solid nucleus. Only the cream of the basketball world got to play then. So MJ has to be appraised in perspective. His incredible athletic ability, charisma and leadership on the court helped to make basketball popular around the world — no question about that. But in terms of greatness, MJ has to take a backseat to The Stilt.
    In terms of winning, Michael excelled as both an emotional and scoring leader but Bill Russell’s Celtics won eight consecutive NBA Championships. Bill’s rebounding average per game is over 22.5 lifetime, MJs best rebounding years was eight per game (1989). But we will never know exactly how many shots Bill Russell blocked because again, they never kept that statistic while he played. However, if you ask anybody that played against Russell, they will just roll their eyes and say he blocked all the shots he wanted to block in the crucial moments of a game.
    Bill played on a total of 11 championship teams and as you very well know, Scottie, the ring is the thing, and everything else is just statistics. So I would advise you to do a little homework before crowning Michael or LeBron with the title of best ever. As dominant as he is, LeBron has yet to win a championship. I must say that it looks like Miami has finally put the team together that will change that circumstance. Its my hope that today’s players get a better perspective on exactly what has been done in this league in the days of yore.
    Affectionately,
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,
    NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj5F0vT_dWo

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    as a rookie pierce really made a name for himself on defense. i remember he was always at the top of the paint and getting at anyone with the ball. he was tenacious, earned his minutes, and emerged as a leader. any asshole who brings PP’s name up in a trade has the IQ of shit. it behooves me at the lack of competency skills these “nba experts have”, nuff said