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Your Morning Dump… Where we congratulate Brandon Bass


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The reason Bass feels like a “young 30” is one of the reasons Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he was so “thankful” the veteran was with him his first two years as an NBA coach.

“The biggest influence that Brandon had – beside the fact that he’s a good basketball player – was the way he came to work every day,” Stevens said. “On off days he was in, stretching, lifting, taking care of his body with our training staff. He eats exceptionally well. He just prioritizes his body. He played 82 games two straight years.

“I am very fond of Brandon. He is a real pro. He’s a young guy in a lot of ways. For us, he was old from a roster standpoint. I thought he set a nice example for people.”

Worcester TelegramBrandon Bass setting example for Lakers’ youngsters

After the debacle of the Celtics’ worst loss this season, we still can feel good for Brandon Bass.

Bass’ return to Boston last night was totally overshadowed by He Whose Name We Refuse to Mention. And isn’t that appropriate? Bass was rarely in the spotlight during his time with the Celtics. The muscular forward was a solid role player, who averaged 10.6 points over 304 games in four seasons with Boston, while also starting 29 playoff games.

In days gone by, Boston fans and media had expression, “a true Celtic,” to describe players who were hard-working, team-oriented, humble, and who never stopped hustling. That’s Bass. Although he looked much better in green than in purple, we’ll always wish him well.

Here’s more of what he had to say about his return to the Bean.

Related: CSNNENew purple jersey, but same hard-working Bass

On Page 2: A quick summary of last night

Post-game reaction

Top 5 Plays by the Celtics vs. L.A.

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And this:

And, finally: And the capper to a bad night

The Rest of the Links:

MassLiveEvan Turner, Celtics fall to Lakers, 112-104, in Kobe Bryant’s final trip to TD Garden | Marcus Smart benched for most of first half after missing Boston Celtics shootaround

HeraldCeltics fall to Lakers in Kobe Bryant’s final Garden appearance

ESPN BostonKobe Bryant ‘s double-double carries Lakers past Celtics | Kobe Bryant, in home away from home, thrives on final Boston boos

CSNNEStars, studs and duds: ‘Disappointing game’ for Celtics

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  • Sean

    Celtics you disgust me. Let the Lakers beat you on your floor then gave a piece of it to the devil.

  • Sean

    What happened to the crowd that chanted “Gloria” and “Delonte”?

  • Frank Aziza

    I’m done!!! This team isn’t good enough to play down to an opponent.

  • Jason Benn

    This brings to mind a story I read about in the I believe Jackie macmullan book about bird and magic, Larry talking about how the weather was bad snowing in Boston and he was stuck in traffic or perhaps he was the one who was running to practice to not be late and passed another teammate in his car, but one way or another these two Celtics ditched their cars in the middle of the road and ran to make it to practice on time cuz red was gonna have their balls, maybe some one should tell smart this one