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No Confidence in the Magic

  While I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Orlando Magic manhandle the Cavaliers, deep down, minus all the talk about x's and o's, I doubt their ability to beat the Lakers on the biggest stage in basketball. You can't underestimate just how bad Kobe Bryant wants to redeem himself after last year's embarrassing performance. As for... [More]

May 31, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

Denver literally caught a bad break

I'm not so sure this changed much, but it didn't help Denver in last night's shellacking at the hands of the Lakers.  Nene broke his arm in the fourth quarter.  I'll go ahead and make the joke… … hey Nene… if you didn't hack the crap out of everyone every chance you got, maybe you... [More]

May 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 28
Tony Battie is better than Ray Allen

Tony Battie is better than Ray Allen

I actually love lists like this. It's from the Wages of Wins Journal… and it's a ranking of EVERY Celtic since 1977… according to wins produced with the Celtics (via CelticsBlog).  Wins produced (explained here) is clearly not the be-all end-all statistic on which to rank players.  It can produce some weird results.  But it... [More]

May 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 15

76’ers pass on Thibs, hire Eddie Jordan

Tom Thibodeau must be a horrible interview, because I think being the architect of a devastating defense that has vastly improved every team he's been with is qualification enough to get a shot at a head job. But the 76'ers were wowed, apparently, by Eddie Jordan.  Eddie checks in with a stellar, great, good, crappy... [More]

May 29, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Rajon Rondo’s Look-a-Way Trip?

From Peter Vecsey's column in the NY Post: Attempting to justify his role as a Bruce Lee, er, Bowen clone, Dahntay Jones is demonstrating to Karl that he is prepared to do whatever it takes to stay a starter. As best I can tell, Mr. Donuts is not giving the impression he's unhappy with his... [More]

May 29, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 11

Top of my free agent list: Marcin Gortat

It's time to be real here.  Kevin Garnett has a lot of miles on his legs.  He's not fragile, but after a while, things start to break down.  And we're getting to a point where a stiff breeze can hurt Kendrick Perkins' shoulder.  We need a solid big man who can come in, bang, rebound... [More]

May 29, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 19

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