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To the team I never wanted to love, but did

To the team I never wanted to love, but did

I’ve tried to write this piece, probably, 20 times by now.  I don’t know how to start it.  I don’t know how to properly capture what this team is or was.  What I do know is… when it was over, I loved these guys.  And I never really intended to. Here’s the season in a [...]

June 12, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Celtics News, Look Back 19

Video: “This is forever…”

Video:  “This is forever…”

If you're not pumped-up for tonight's Game 7 of Celtics-Sixers, you may want to see your doctor. I've also got a short clip that may help. This is another in ESPN's "A Champion Will Rise" series. It features Larry Legend telling it like it is: "You don't play for stats…..your records will be broken….."   [...]

May 26, 2012 KWAPT Celtics News, Look Back, Red's Army Multimedia, Videos 1

On this day in 1987: “Now there’s a steal by Bird… “

On this day in 1987: “Now there’s a steal by Bird… “

I still get chills watching that play. [...]

May 26, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Larry Bird, Look Back, The Team 4

“One Last Shot”

“One Last Shot”

On Saturday night, the Boston Celtics will have one last shot at eliminating the Sixers. One last shot at moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals, and a chance to exact revenge on Miami. One last shot for the Big 3 to try and capture Banner 18. One last shot. I stumbled across this video [...]

May 25, 2012 KWAPT Celtics News, Look Back 9

Five years later, a look back at what could have been

Five years later, a look back at what could have been

As we are all wrapped up in the current group of Celtics and what is likely to be their final push for an 18th championship with this core, a discussion with a good friend of mine brought about the potential for what we both felt would be an interesting read for true Celtics fans; yes [...]

May 20, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Around the NBA, Celtics News, Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, Look Back, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Trades 13

Larry Bird still dominating like it’s 1986

Larry Bird still dominating like it’s 1986

Larry Bird has been named the NBA’s Executive of the Year. While Larry Legend probably doesn’t give a crap, this honor puts him in a rare club: The Legend’s trophy shelf was already full. Make room for another. The NBA announced on Wednesday that Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has been named 2011-2012 Executive of the Year. [...]

May 16, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Larry Bird, Look Back, Uncategorized 2

Everyone’s in tonight as Celtics trainers switch from athletic to duct tape

Everyone’s in tonight as Celtics trainers switch from athletic to duct tape

Twitter / @ESPNForsberg: Celtics on floor for shoot … via kwout The second part of the headline isn't really true, but it should be.  It's probably the only way to keep Avery Bradley's shoulder in place for a few more games.   Actually the Celtics training staff has a new plan for Avery should the [...]

May 16, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Look Back, Mickael Pietrus, Ray Allen, Uncategorized 7

Tonight’s “Close ‘em out at home” motivational video: The Bird-‘Nique duel

Tonight’s “Close ‘em out at home” motivational video: The Bird-‘Nique duel

  May 22, 1988.  Game 7.  Eastern Conference semi-finals. Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins engaged in a mano-a-mano battle for the ages.  Dominique finished with 47 points on 19-33 shooting.  Larry finished with 34 on 15-24 shooting… including the last bucket… a lefty layup after burning Nique in the post. Final score:  Boston 118 – [...]

May 10, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Larry Bird, Look Back, Uncategorized 2