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Your Morning Dump… Where Keith Olbermann calls John a prominent blogger

Chuck - Red's Army September 21, 2013 Gerald Henderson, The Morning Dump 15 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 

Last May a prominent Celtics blogger named John Karalis wrote a…

He’s on the list because, like the blog guy, he’s wrong.

Gerald Henderson, like the blog guy, not an NBA historian, and in fact, today’s worst person in the sports world.

Keith Olbermann (scroll to 2 minute mark)

Wow… who knew an innocent blog post from May would draw such national media attention?

For those who don’t know, Keith Olbermann hosts a late night show on ESPN 2. He got wind of Gerald Henderson’s personal  message to John and Red’s Army regarding John’s claim that Larry Bird’s steal is the greatest play in Celtics history.

Olbermann mocked Henderson (and John) and labeled him the Worst Person in the Sports World for the day. Olbermann insists John Havlicek’s steal is the greatest play.

I’ve always ranked Bird’s steal #1.  The Celtics were trailing when Bird made the steal and the assist. Hondo’s play – as great as it was – received a big boost from Johnny Most’s legendary call. After revisiting the Henderson play, I have to give it new consideration.

Maybe it’s time for new poll.

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  • eddysamson

    That blog guy! hahah this is hilarious. I don’t think Hondo’s wins because they were already ahead. With Bird’s and Henderson’s they NEEDED it. That said I think Henderson wins due to the severity of the game he saved.

  • zippittyay

    Keith who?

  • KGino

    Basically if Bird had made the play Henderson made, that would be considered the greatest play…. But since it was Henderson…

  • RedsLoveChild

    You want the “Greatest Play” or the “Most Famous Play” in Celtic history?

    Hands down, “Miracle Milt” Palacio made the greatest {and craziest} play in Celtic history, in 2000. Havlicek`s 1965 steal is easily the most famous.

    Bird`s steal doesn`t even belong in the discussion. Criteria #1 requires that the “greatest/most famous play” in Celtic history lead directly to a title. That is absolutely non-negotiable!

    My vote goes to Henderson. It`s the only one of the three mentioned that occurred in the Finals…it prevented the Celts from falling behind 2-0 on their home court…the next 2 games were in LA…the Celts eventually won the tile…it helped give the Celts a perfect 8-0 record vs. the Lakers in the Finals. Damn, what more are you looking for?!?

    You want a great Celtic play that`s overlooked? Try Sam Jones in Game 4 of the 1969 Finals…if Sam does not hit a last second jumper, as the buzzer is sounding, with Russell sitting on the bench…the Celts would`ve lost by 1 point {88-87}…fall behind the Lakers {Wilt, West, Baylor} 3-1…with Game 5 in LA. That`s as clutch as it gets!

  • MatthewWilding

    At least he clarifies at the top that it’s all just a joke. I don’t know. I think this is kind of cool.

  • Ryan

    I liked Bird’s steal because everybody watching thought it was over with only like 2 sec left and the celtics trailing. Hondo eliminated any chance of the opposing team to score, so even if he didn’t steal it, the celtics still might have won. Henderson’s was great and you can argue that it was the best, but there was still double digit seconds left for another play to be made(even though unlikely, but this is what you do when arguing over all amazing plays), as well as the fact that they only tied it up, which means the Lakers still could have won….the steal put them in a position to continue playing for a chance to win, where Bird’s was bang, bang….I think the garden was in more shock and disbelief(along with excitement like the other 2 plays) compared to the other games. However the whole championship aspect of the other two helps their arguments. Bird, Henderson, Hondo(he prevented Philly from trying to win with 5 sec left….that would have been tough for Philly to do anyways.

  • Jester00

    Hondo Hondo Hondo sorry fact

  • tvor03

    I think Henderson makes a really strong case.

  • Cory Olsen

    I like Keith Olbermann, but I’ll be surprised if his show last until the end of this year. I don’t think most people are watching espn 12am-1am, seven days a night. People have work, school or off-day and I’m sure they’re sleeping or watching something else.

  • Jester00

    congrats you all are on FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Sdd45

    With me, it doesn’t come down to who made the greatest steal ever,it’s which one was more soul gratifying.Hondo’s steal was before I was born,so I can’t comment on his.But,although I really hated the Lakers in ’84,I really,really,really hated the Pistons in ’87.Watching them run up the court after we lost possession,on the final play,in victory,just to have Bird steal the game away,was more of an “in your face” moment.Obviously ,a victory from defeat,but also a big middle finger to the Pistons.It would not have meant as much ,if we didn’t win the series,but we did,so very gratifying.They are all great steals,and meant a lot,but Bird making Isiah look silly,was fantastic.But that’s just me..

  • Frank Aziza

    He was an idiot on msnbc and he’s an idiot now.

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