Red's Army

Another Trophy for the Celtics!

Who needs another O'Brien trophy? The Celtics were just named the 2009 Professional Sports Team of the Year by the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily. Playing to 100 percent capacity at the 18,624-seat TD Banknorth Garden, the Boston Celtics set a record for attendance. The team also doubled its full-season ticket base to more than... [More]

May 29, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 15

Bird vs LBJ

WEEI.com's Jess Camerato takes a quick look back at Larry Bird's 1986 season and compares his regular season numbers to LeBron James. Larry Bird (1986) Boston Celtics: 67-15 (won NBA Finals) Points: 25.8 Rebounds: 9.8 Assists: 6.8 FG: 49.6% 3PG: 42.3% FT: 89.6% Steals: 2.0 Blocks: 0.6 LeBron James (2009) Cleveland Cavaliers: 66-16 (down 3-1... [More]

May 28, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 32

NBA Refs are officially embarrassing

Just when you think the officiating in the NBA can't get any worse, the league has been forced to step in and fix calls after the fact.  Before these playoffs, I barely ever heard of the NBA rescinding or assessing technicals and flagrants the day after a game.  But now, it seems to be happening... [More]

May 28, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 18

Look Who Showed Up

Every now and then you get that wow-this-guy-could-be-really-good performance from Lamar Odom and last night was the night. Give the Lakers credit – they played defense (12 blocked shots, Denver shot 38%) and Kobe (8 assists) passed the ball to guys who made plays (Odom 19 pts, Ariza 12 pts, Fisher 12 pts). Denver may... [More]

May 28, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 10

Reassessing: JR Giddens & Bill Walker

Chuck's Take: Expectations were low for Celtics rookie class of 2008. Good thing, because we got very little in return. Bill Walker is loaded with talent and potential. He has a bigger upside than 1st round pick J.R. Giddens. Walker didn't see much court time until KG went down in February. When he did take... [More]

May 27, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

Perk, Rondo pass on Team USA

A few days ago, Chuck expressed a little concern over Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and Glen Davis participating with Team USA.  So he, and we, will be happy to hear that our starting PG and center probably won't be expending any energy in 2010 and 2012… because they're going to skip this summer's mini-camp.    Several... [More]

May 27, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 16
Nike’s gonna need new puppets

Nike’s gonna need new puppets

A funny thing happened on the way to Kobe vs. LeBron in the finals. The Orlando Magic figured out how to play good basketball.  Actually, they figured it out during the Celtics series when they stopped just bombing from 3 and got aggressive.  Now, Orlando is one win away from eliminating the Cavs, and giving... [More]

May 27, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 31

Marbury begins exploring his options

Washington may just be where aging former Rondo backups go to rest.  Sam Cassell is now an assistant there, and Stephon Marbury might be interested in playing there. According to the New York Daily News, Stephon Marbury contacted Wizards head coach Flip Saunders nearly every day during the playoffs. The Daily News reported, Saunders “would... [More]

May 27, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 13

Gasol Calls Kobe a Ball Hog….Kinda

"I wish we would take more advantage of our height and the inside game, because it's pretty effective. It's unfortunate that we don't recognize it enough," Gasol said, according to the Daily News. "It's frustrating because we lose games," Gasol said, according to the report. "I don't mind when we win, because the bottom line... [More]

May 26, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 37

KG has surgery

Marc J. Spears reports The Boston Celtics announced today that forward Kevin Garnett underwent successful right knee arthroscopy and removal of posterior knee bone spurs today at the New England Baptist Hospital. The surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Brian McKeon. “After this successful surgery, Kevin can now begin to focus on rehabilitating his... [More]

May 26, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2