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Groin shots are becoming the norm in Olympic basketball

Groin shots are becoming the norm in Olympic basketball

France’s Nic Batum is the latest Olympian to target an opponent’s groin. This photo shows Batum punching Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro below-the-belt in the closing seconds of today’s quarterfinal game. Batum, who was not ejected, seemed proud of his actions. Here’s a tweet from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Finally, I asked Batum if he felt like his [...]

August 8, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Olympics 3

Pierce, Rondo to ball for the Obama campaign

Pierce, Rondo to ball for the Obama campaign

Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo are teaming up with Michael Jordan to help President Obama raise some campaign cash: The Hall of Famer will headline a celebrity basketball game on Aug. 22 in New York that will double as a fund-raiser for President Obama, the Obama campaign said Tuesday. Other high-profile participants in the Obama [...]

August 8, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo 19

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge is an inspiration

Your Morning Dump… Where Danny Ainge is an inspiration

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 only veteran holdover [for the Houston Rockets] of any consequence is Kevin Martin. Since June 27, Morey has traded or released six rotation regulars from last [...]

July 31, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, The Morning Dump 30

NBA releases 2012-13 schedule

NBA releases 2012-13 schedule

As we learned the other day, the Celtics will open their 2012-13 campaign on Tuesday, 10/30 in Miami. The game will be televised on TNT. Tonight, the NBA announced the rest of the games for the 2012-13 season. The Celtics-Heat match-up at 8pm on Oct. 30th will be sandwiched between Wizards-Cavs at 7pm EST and [...]

July 26, 2012 KWAPT Around the NBA, Celtics News, News, The Team 6

Celtics will be forced to watch Miami raise their banner

Celtics will be forced to watch Miami raise their banner

Boy, the NBA really has flair for the dramatic, don’t they? The Boston Celtics were thiiiis close to knocking the Heat out of the playoffs… and then the whole Ray Allen thing happened… and now the Celtics are going to have to go to Miami to have it all rubbed in their faces opening night. [...]

July 23, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Celtics News 47

Report: Derrick Rose likely out until March

Report: Derrick Rose likely out until March

The Chicago Tribune buries this nugget in a story about the Bulls financial decisions this summer: Management will say its financial decisions are cloaked in basketball reasons. With Rose out until likely March, next season is a treading-water season. So instead of depth being the secondary star, the Bulls hope to add a legitimate one [...]

July 23, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Injuries 8

Kevin Love opt-out coincides with end of Danny Ainge’s Phase II plan

Kevin Love opt-out coincides with end of Danny Ainge’s Phase II plan

Phase II of the new Big 3 era has yet to officially begin, but I’m already fascinated by potential roster moves at the end of the 2014-15 NBA season. Should the Celtics need a new big man to replace KG, Bass and Paul Pierce, look no further than Kevin Love: Timberwolves all-star forward Kevin Love [...]

July 20, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 13

Jermaine O’Neal forgets the internet exists, recycles ridiculous excuses

Jermaine O’Neal forgets the internet exists, recycles ridiculous excuses

Jermaine O’Neal is still trying to play basketball.  And despite what we saw in Boston over the past couple of years, he swears he can still be productive. Ok.  Fine.  I’m not going to get on any player who still wants to play the game for a living.  It’s a beautiful game… the locker room [...]

July 18, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, News 11

Hubris makes this Team USA unlikeable

Hubris makes this Team USA unlikeable

This may ruffle a few feathers, many will call me un-American or some other crazy name, but I have grown to dislike this years version of Team USA. Why you ask? Hubris. Hubris is defined as an overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. Let’s be honest, that pretty much defines 80% of this Team USA roster. [...]

July 17, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Around the NBA 27

Your Morning Dump… Where the Mavs got OJ Mayo for peanuts

Your Morning Dump… Where the Mavs got OJ Mayo for peanuts

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 third overall pick in the 2008 draft broke the news on his Twitter account, saying, “I will be signing with dallas! #Mavsnation.” Not long after, Mavs [...]

July 17, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Free Agency, The Morning Dump 23