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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

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo is just part of the trend

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo is just part of the trend

  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. Rondo was the fourth Celtic to play for a USA Basketball team in international competition. Two won gold, although Larry Bird was pretty much an afterthought [...]

August 25, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 4

Your Morning Dump… Where Team USA is vulnerable

Your Morning Dump… Where Team USA is vulnerable

 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. Krzyzewski likes his players but realizes they have shortcomings — starting with the fact that they're kind of short. "We like the team that we're developing, but [...]

August 20, 2010 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 5

Great Debate: Which 10 to add to the “50 Greatest” list

Great Debate:  Which 10 to add to the “50 Greatest” list

The Hoop Doctors has a great debate going on right now on the site.  Since the NBA… at least as a brand name (explanation on the site)… turns 60 this year, which 10 players should be added to the "50 Greatest Players" list. Here's the original list.  Now… you CAN'T pull anyone off the list.  [...]

August 11, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 19

Maybe the Lakers winning is a good thing

Maybe the Lakers winning is a good thing

Maybe I'm romanticizing the past a little bit.  But to me, basketball was at its absolute peak in the 80's.  The play was great.  There were so many great players and good teams.  We had classic individual performances (71 points by David Robinson), classic All Star weekend performances (Bird's "who's finishing 2nd three-point contest win, [...]

June 8, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 25