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Why Oklahoma City will win it all

Why Oklahoma City will win it all

The Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat might be the toughest NBA Finals to call in quite some time.  They are alternately very similar and quite different.  They each boast a 1-2 punch that can be both explosive and inconsistent.  But, as usual, this will be a series that comes down to match-ups, and I [...]

June 12, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 9

Celtics use the draft to plant seeds in future free agents’ heads

Celtics use the draft to plant seeds in future free agents’ heads

This is why the people who run basketball teams are infinitely smarter than idiot bloggers like me.  Because I would be going to to things like the NBA draft combine and focusing primarily on figuring out who the Celtics could draft at picks 21 and 22.  But the Celtics and the Spurs, two of the most [...]

June 11, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Draft, Draft News 11

NBA Store selling OKC “Beat the Heat” shirts

NBA Store selling OKC “Beat the Heat” shirts

We’ve been counted-out. Again. NBA Store now has OKC “Beat the Heat” shirts for sale. h/t to Kim S. [...]

June 8, 2012 KWAPT Around the NBA 29

Bosh won’t start, will play “short bursts”, if at all

Bosh won’t start, will play “short bursts”, if at all

Twitter / Pflanns: Chris Bosh is still a game via kwout Why would Miami play the guy if he's not ready to go full bore?  Either Bosh is ready or he's not…. or Spoelstra is BS'ing us and he'll play 34 minutes. [...]

June 5, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA Comments Off

Chris Bosh’s masseuse drops dead at his house

Chris Bosh’s masseuse drops dead at his house

Via ESPN: A South Florida masseuse died at a hospital after collapsing at the Miami Beach home of injured Heat forward Chris Bosh. A police report says the woman, whose name wasn't immediately released, went to Bosh's home Monday. Bosh has been sidelined with an abdominal strain. Miami Beach police spokeswoman Vivian Hernandez says the [...]

June 5, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 5

Chris Bosh a game-time decision

Chris Bosh a game-time decision

Update via the Globe's Gary Washburn: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra lists Chris Bosh as a "game-time" decision for tonight's Game 5 No surprises here. I'm certain Bosh will play. For those looking to stats as a predictor of tonight's outcome, John has done some research. Since KG's arrival, the Celtcs are 8-0 in Game 5's [...]

June 5, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 1

Rondo on the Heat: “they’re crying and complaining”

Rondo on the Heat: “they’re crying and complaining”

  That was subtle, huh?  First of all, I love any non-canned answer out of an athlete.  Secondly, I love that Rondo blatantly called the Heat out for crying to refs during games.  The sad thing is, it's not exclusive to the Heat. Hell, our guys do it too.   But still… Rondo has no [...]

June 4, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Rajon Rondo 6

Bosh might not play (and it’s not necessarily a good thing)

Bosh might not play (and it’s not necessarily a good thing)

Image courtesy Ryan Hurst designs “He’s doing a little bit more, [but] he’s still indefinite,” Spoelstra said of Bosh. “For me, it’s my responsibility right now to prepare this team without him. If and when we get to a point when he starts to emerge into the picture, we’ll gladly deal with that. For our [...]

May 27, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Gametime, Injuries 2

Report: Orlando wants Doc Rivers

Report: Orlando wants Doc Rivers

ESPN's Chris Broussard says the Orlando Magic want Doc Rivers: The mere mention of Shaq, even if he turns out to be something more than a courtesy candidate, surely (and sadly) overshadows the most interesting part of Broussard's notebook-on-TV report, which revealed that the Magic's secret dream is trying to find a way to convince [...]

May 24, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Doc Rivers, Rumors 2

KG, Rondo named 2nd All Defensive team

KG, Rondo named 2nd All Defensive team

Via ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo and center Kevin Garnett each landed a spot on the NBA All-Defensive second team.  The first team consistent of Miam's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka, Orlando's Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, and Memphis' Tony Allen. Garnett and Rondo are joined on the second [...]

May 23, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Kevin Garnett, News, Rajon Rondo, The Team 5