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Remembering that Larry Bird is the mastermind behind the Pacers

Remembering that Larry Bird is the mastermind behind the Pacers

NBA.com’s David Aldridge has a fantastic column on how Larry Bird built the Indiana Pacers: It was Bird that traded for Roy Hibbert on Draft night in 2008, a center prospect considered so slow and so heavy that other teams picking just ahead of Toronto — which took Hibbert with the 17th pick and then [...]

May 28, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 7

Dwyane Wade is still a dirty, dirty player

Dwyane Wade is still a dirty, dirty player

Dwyane Wade thinks he’s a sneaky little bastard.  What he really is is a dirty player who takes opportunities of plausible denial to deliver cheap shots to opponents. Last night, when Lance Stephenson was in his way in transition, Wade seized the opportunity to do the “jump to avoid a guy” and deliver a deliberate [...]

May 25, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 17

Paul George dunks all over Chris Andersen

Paul George dunks all over Chris Andersen

Paul George and the Pacers outlasted the Heat in Miami last night 97-93 to even up the ECF at 1-1. The highlight of the evening once again belonged to Paul George. Check out this nasty dunk all over Chris “Birdman” Andersen:   [...]

May 25, 2013 KWAPT Around the NBA, Red's Army Multimedia 8

Paul George’s outfit far worse than defense on final play

Paul George’s outfit far worse than defense on final play

While Indiana coach Frank Vogel is taking major heat for sitting Roy Hibbert on the final play of last night’s Pacers/Heat game, it was Paul George’s poor defense on LeBron James that allowed the game winning layup. But enough about basketball. George’s biggest mistake happened when he packed this: I’d wear George’s getup instead of [...]

May 23, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 16

Rumor: Paul Pierce, Avery Bradley for Eric Gordon

Rumor: Paul Pierce, Avery Bradley for Eric Gordon

Here’s a whopper of a trade rumor, courtesy of New Orleans Pelicans blogger Michael McNamara: Just heard strange rumor from EC source: Celtics talking about possibility of Pierce and Bradley for Eric Gordon. Pierce’s contract is only partially guaranteed. Best case scenario: Pelicans can move Pierce for something. Worst case: Buy him out for Five million [...]

May 21, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Paul Pierce, Rumors 53

Thunder GM has no plans to amnesty Perk

Thunder GM has no plans to amnesty Perk

Old friend Kendrick Perkins made headlines last week for his underwhelming performance in the playoffs. Perk’s playoff impotence revived speculation that OKC would consider the amnesty provision on their center. Thunder GM Sam Presti says such speculation is inaccurate: “We just haven’t considered using the provision,” Presti said. “I wouldn’t necessarily directly attribute that to [...]

May 20, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Kendrick Perkins 16

Greg Oden comeback update: He looks unbelievable

Greg Oden comeback update: He looks unbelievable

We last discussed Greg Oden back in February, when he visited with Celtics management in Waltham with a plan to return in 2013-14. A few weeks later, we heard reports that Cleveland, Miami and Boston were in the running. How does Greg look after 5 microfracture knee surgeries? Former Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas tells the News [...]

May 17, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Free Agency 19

Mike Conley wore a wooden bow tie

Mike Conley wore a wooden bow tie

I like the outfit (for him, not me) but wearing a wooden bow tie is the epitome of trying too hard. As John said to me this morning, “When did the NBA playoffs turn into an experimental Milan runway?” On the bright side, at least Conley isn’t wearing capri suit pants. To think, I used [...]

May 15, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 13

Stephen Curry is making me look really, really bad

Stephen Curry is making me look really, really bad

In case you haven’t noticed, Golden State’s Stephen Curry has elevated his game to a new level in the playoffs. He’s averaging 24. 3 ppg, 45% 3 FG, and 9.3 apg. He’s had TWO 22-point 3rd quarters in the Warriors playoff run, including a 44-point performance vs San Antonio last night. The 6th seeded Warriors [...]

May 7, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 16

J.R. Smith apparently went clubbing before Game 5

J.R. Smith apparently went clubbing before Game 5

J.R. Smith couldn’t make a shot last night… but he was apparently making a lot of them the night before… at a few NYC hotspots. However, it looks like Smith may have celebrated too hard the night before as pictures of Smith downing alcohol at a club have surfaced. Smith visited three clubs on Tuesday [...]

May 2, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Gametime 8