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Report: C’s close to signing Shaq

 A. Sherrod Blakely tweets Celtics appear to be close to signing Shaquille O'Neal. Will have the story up shortly. More details as they emerge UPDATE: CBS' Ken Berger reports: Shaquille O'Neal is about to take his talents to South Bay — Boston, that is. The 38-year-old, 15-time All-Star is close to agreeing to a deal... [More]

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Forbes Magazine: Boston Celtics Have 7th Best Fans In Pro Sports

According to Forbes Magazine, Celtic fans rank seventh overall as the "Best fans in professional sports."  Forbes used three different metrics across each of the four "major" sports leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL) which were the following: Measure home and away attendance (indicating the team's drawing power) Counted team's merchandise sales (provided by Sportsonesource) Rank... [More]

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Dwyane Wade: “Opposing Teams Can Thank Us Now”

When the Boston Globe reported that the NBA will open its 2010-2011 season by having the Miami Heat play the Celtics at TD Garden, the commentary commenced.  And the trash talking continued.  While Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins and Doc Rivers have all made their statements about the "Super Friends" in one form or... [More]

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Gerald Green is staying in Russia

When I went to Vegas to cover the Summer League, one guy I was dying to see was Gerald Green. I wanted to see if anything had changed after a stint overseas.  I wanted to see if he had learned any lessons.  I wanted to see if anything he told Jess Camerato was really true.... [More]

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Your Morning Dump… Where I’m once again shown to be an utter moron

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. Miami’s new Big Three will be making their regular-season debut against the Celtics’ Big Three at TD Garden. According to a league sources, the revamped Heat, featuring... [More]

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Aldridge: Fernandez Still Likely To Be Dealt To Celtics, Bulls

In his weekly column, "The Morning Tip," David Aldridge makes a brief statement about Rudy Fernandez, saying that he still expects him to be dealt to the Celtics or Bulls.  There is a section where he gives his final rankings of the season (including off-season, where the Celtics finished second again to the Lakers) and... [More]

August 2, 2010 Jay Uncategorized 10

Remember kids: The NBA is business first, fans second

UPDATE:  The report on which this diatribe was based appears to be wrong.  The Celtics are likely to face Miami on opening night.  My apologies. Don't be fooled. The NBA's first and foremost interest is business… not giving the fans what they want. With the Super Friends all congregating in Miami, thought immediately turned to... [More]

August 2, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 3

Finals Game 7 voted Game of the Year

NBA.com threw out 10 Game of the Year nominees to the fans and the winner was Game 7 of the NBA Finals. It's hard to pass on a Game 7 in a poll like this, but this was one ugly game (40-34 at half, 57-53 after 3). Then again, the final 5 minutes were pretty... [More]

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Your Morning Dump… Where Shaq’s name won’t stop popping up

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. The Hawks reportedly have cooled to the idea of adding C Shaquille O’Neal, because, for now, his asking price is too high. If he were to end... [More]

August 2, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 2

LeBron and Bosh should hire these people

Thanks to "The Decision" of LeBron James, Miami Heat season tickets are sold out. That means the team doesn't really need the people whose job it is to sell the tickets. The Heat fired its ticket sales staff Friday, cutting an estimated 30 positions. "Now that the supply for season tickets has been exhausted, we... [More]

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