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The Tale of the Kinesio Tape

Boston Herald reporter Dan Duggan has the scoop on Kinesio tape. The black tape has become increasingly popular over the past few years, with players wearing the strategically placed strips to combat injury. “It just kind of relieves whatever is hurting,” said J.R. Giddens, who wears the tape on his right knee and back. “It... [More]

October 20, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 5

Ray’s a pretty good golfer

If you follow Ray Allen on Twitter, you know he's a pretty avid golfer.  In fact, that picture of him and Kevin Na is from his twitpic account.  But Charles Barkley is an avid golfer… and we know what that looks like.  So just playing a lot doesn't make you good.  So how good is... [More]

October 19, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized Comments Off

NBA Scouts like LA… barely

I was having a highly classified discussion with someone recently who had a highly classified conversation with an advance scout.  He got a chance to look at all of the stuff that goes into being an advanced scout… including all of the minute details that are logged about every player this person sees. So I... [More]

October 19, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8
Rajon Rondo’s awesomeness extends beyond the court

Rajon Rondo’s awesomeness extends beyond the court

That's Rajon Rondo making a trip to Germany to visit wounded soldiers (h/t CelticsBlog).  He's awesome.  As usual, I'll point your attention to the mitts…which, when he shakes someone's hand, wrap around the recipient's hand about 4 or 5 times like an octopus tentacle.  Other things that will distract you from your workday. I explain... [More]

October 19, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

Jalen, Vegas, and why it matters to you

I'm not going to bore you with everything I did and said at Blogs with Balls 2.0 in Las Vegas… partly because the alcohol has conspired to erase a lot of those memories. And partly because I don't want to turn this blog into some kind of Anthony Bourdain travel excursion space. If you really... [More]

October 19, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

As If Our Egos Weren’t Big Enough…

Yup, former Fab Five member and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose is now following us on Twitter (There's no truth to the rumor that John stole Jalen's Blackberry in Vegas and hacked into his Twitter account). And the Boston Globe, one of the most esteemed newspapers in the country, is linking to our web site. I... [More]

October 19, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

Big, Bigger, Biggest

Here's the big lineup Doc Rivers had on the court during the 1st quarter of yesterday's game: Ray Allen – 6-5 Marquis Daniels – 6-6 Paul Pierce – 6-7 Kevin Garnett – 6-11 Rasheed Wallace – 6-11 It's a lineup we might see more of during the regular season, albeit in short stints: “It was... [More]

October 19, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

Chamillionaire Says MJ Is One Rude Bastard

Hip-hop artist/rapper Chamillionaire was a huge Michael Jordan fan, until he met up with his Airness at a recent party. Let's just say Jordan wasn't kind to Chamillionaire's request for a photo. According to Chamillionaire, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen witnessed the incident and took some pictures with him after the Jordan bitch-slapping. For the... [More]

October 19, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 14

Different perspectives on KG’s performance

I love how people can look at the same thing and see something different. Perspective #1:  HE'S BACK! KG dropped 11 points in the first quarter.  He only missed two shots.  He was quarterbacking that D and he rebounding.  Oh yeah… he's back, baby.  This was the kind of KG performance that will make it... [More]

October 19, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 1

That was our “competition” in the Atlantic

If the Raptors are going to carry themselves this season like they're a playoff contender, they're gonna have to come stronger than they did tonight.  They were soft on D (The C's scored 33 first quarter points, 101 for the game, and shot 50%) and they were sloppy on offense (21 turnovers/19 assists).  That ain't... [More]

October 18, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 7