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Flashback: A Player for the Ages

Flashback: A Player for the Ages

From Frank Deford's Sports Illustrated article back in 1988: Championships mean ever more to Bird—"His mission,' Auerbach calls them. "That's why I play," Bird says. "I'm just greedy on them things. Winning the championship—I've never felt that way any other time no matter how big some other game was. I remember the first time we [...]

August 3, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 1

Introducing… your “All-Celtics team”

Introducing… your “All-Celtics team”

Yeah, it's a little slow around here.  But that just gives us a chance to get creative.  And one thing that I know we always like debating is "All-Time" teams.  So I'm going throw out my "All-Celtics" team. PG:  Bob Cousy - The "Houdini of the Hardwood" set the stage for all future point guards.  [...]

July 31, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 24

Daniels deal hits a snag

Daniels deal hits a snag

The Celtics are trying to bring Marquis Daniels in by working out a sign-and-trade with Indiana.  That's not going so well. The Pacers are reportedly dissatisfied with what the Celtics are offering – with the primary bait said to be guard Tony Allen and possibly Gabe Pruitt. As a result, according to a source close [...]

July 27, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 8

The Pacers Are Really White

The Pacers Are Really White

Via Rumors & Rants: Last week, we touched on the Indiana Pacers’, and more specifically Larry Bird’s affinity for an endangered species – the caucasian American professional basketball player. A month ago, Bird drafted North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough to bring the team’s white count to a league-leading six. (Jeff Foster, Troy Murphy, Travis Diener, Josh [...]

July 20, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 7

There’s Nothing Like Old Bird Stories

There’s Nothing Like Old Bird Stories

Despite the flurry of free-agent news and rumors, we're taking some time to share some great Larry Bird stories, courtesy of his high-school basketball coach (via Golf Digest): He told us Bird liked to play basketball in jeans because he was so self-conscious about his skinny legs. He said he had to warn the other [...]

July 2, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 4

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

Rondo in China, not on trading block

Rondo in China, not on trading block

Holy crap did this ridiculous Ray Allen/Rajon Rondo trade rumor have legs.  I mean… we threw it up there as a "ha ha… you asked for rumors and this dumb one surfaced" type of thing.  But it just kept making the rounds.  People pulled quotes that appeared next to neanderthal cave paintings to use as [...]

June 6, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 9

Et tu, Larry?

Et tu, Larry?

You know, I'm having a hard enough time coping with Kobe Bryant's seemingly eventual championship (and the onslaught of Laker trolls that will hit this site)… the last thing I needed was to hear Larry Bird's current favorite player is a Laker. Johnson: Larry Bird told me that Kobe Bryant is his favorite player. How [...]

June 5, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 22

Tony Battie is better than Ray Allen

Tony Battie is better than Ray Allen

I actually love lists like this. It's from the Wages of Wins Journal… and it's a ranking of EVERY Celtic since 1977… according to wins produced with the Celtics (via CelticsBlog).  Wins produced (explained here) is clearly not the be-all end-all statistic on which to rank players.  It can produce some weird results.  But it [...]

May 30, 2009 RedsArmyAdmin Uncategorized 15

Bird vs LBJ

Bird vs LBJ

WEEI.com's Jess Camerato takes a quick look back at Larry Bird's 1986 season and compares his regular season numbers to LeBron James. Larry Bird (1986) Boston Celtics: 67-15 (won NBA Finals) Points: 25.8 Rebounds: 9.8 Assists: 6.8 FG: 49.6% 3PG: 42.3% FT: 89.6% Steals: 2.0 Blocks: 0.6 LeBron James (2009) Cleveland Cavaliers: 66-16 (down 3-1 [...]

May 28, 2009 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 32