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Add ice cream, wedding cake and untying shoelaces to the legend of Larry Bird

Add ice cream, wedding cake and untying shoelaces to the legend of Larry Bird

In Jack McCallum’s book about the 1990-91 Celtics and there are a couple of fantastic stories about Larry Bird. The first tale involves an aging Legend’s battle with staying in shape: “I think I wanna be active,” said Bird. “What I might do, though, is git in shape, git outta shape, then git in shape [...]

January 14, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 2

Tim Hardaway Jr. emasculates Ray Allen

Tim Hardaway Jr. emasculates Ray Allen

Great box-out, Ray. I got the heads up on this play from my girl who was sitting courtside. She texted me right after the play happened. Thanks, babe. [...]

January 10, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Ray Allen 7

The final say on the OKC – Memphis – Boston threeway

The final say on the OKC – Memphis – Boston threeway

We finally have some clarity on the draft picks involved in the three way deal: Under terms of the deal announced Tuesday, the Grizzlies get Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick from Boston. The Celtics get Bayless and also receive forward Ryan Gomes from Oklahoma City. The Thunder receive a conditional 2017 second-round draft pick from [...]

January 7, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Courtney Lee, Jerryd Bayless, Ryan Gomes 43

Your Morning Dump… Where Ryan Gomes is coming back to Boston (for a second)

Your Morning Dump… Where Ryan Gomes is coming back to Boston (for a second)

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 deal is expected to be finalized Tuesday morning. It became a bit more complicated, with Oklahoma City becoming involved in the swap. The up-to-date details, according [...]

January 7, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Brandon Bass, Celtics News, Ryan Gomes, Trades 7

The Celtics had a ton of offensive rebounds last night

The Celtics had a ton of offensive rebounds last night

The Celtics had 22 offensive rebounds in last night’s loss to the Pelicans. 22. Twenty-two.  That’s more than double their average. We haven’t seen an ORB number like that since 2008. Offensive rebounding was never a priority for Doc Rivers. He cared more about getting back on defense than hitting the glass. It’s hard to argue [...]

January 4, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Jared Sullinger, Kendrick Perkins 1

Your Morning Dump… Where the upcoming road trip could destroy the whole season and I’m ok with that

Your Morning Dump… Where the upcoming road trip could destroy the whole season and I’m ok with that

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. With a challenging five-game road trip against several of the elite teams in the Western Conference, the Celtics know they will be facing a stretch that could [...]

January 4, 2014 Chuck - Red's Army Doc Rivers, The Morning Dump 11

Your Morning Dump… Where Sully got a new glove for Christmas

Your Morning Dump… Where Sully got a new glove for Christmas

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. “It’s been bothering me since the Charlotte game, so I just decided to finally wear something because there’s a deep bone bruise and a couple sprained ligaments [...]

December 28, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Avery Bradley, Jared Sullinger, Jordan Crawford, The Morning Dump, Tommy Heinsohn 8

Vine: Doc Rivers is slightly miffed at Ryan Hollins

Vine: Doc Rivers is slightly miffed at Ryan Hollins

Via Warriors World NSFW if your boss can read lips. This can’t be the first time a coach has yelled “What the F are you doing?” to Ryan Hollins.  It’s got to be his nickname at this point, right?  Ryan “what the F are you doing?” Hollins? [...]

December 26, 2013 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA, Doc Rivers, Humor, Ryan Hollins 8

Reason 9,957 to love Larry Bird

Reason 9,957 to love Larry Bird

While fielding questions about trade speculation surrounding often injured forward Danny Granger, Larry Bird dropped this bomb: “He doesn’t work hard enough (in the offseason),” Bird said. “He’s not a guy who’ll push himself to the brink like a lot of our guys do. He works hard but he doesn’t push himself. That’s why he [...]

December 21, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Larry Bird 3

Perk kicks Joakim Noah out of Thunder locker room

Perk kicks Joakim Noah out of Thunder locker room

Thunder swingman Thabo Sefolosha brought his buddy Joakim Noah into the Oklahoma Thunder locker room following last night’s game with the Bulls. Kendrick Perkins did not react warmly to the sight of Noah on his turf (via ESPN): Perkins: “They just let anybody in the locker room?” Noah: “C’mon, man.” Perkins: “I’m just asking, though.” [...]

December 20, 2013 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Kendrick Perkins 11