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Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni – the offensive version of Mike Brown

Lakers hire Mike D’Antoni – the offensive version of Mike Brown

So much for Phil Jackson. We East Coast basketball fans woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise – the Lakers hired Mike D’Antoni as head coach.  We weren’t the only ones caught off guard. Phil Jackson is reportedly stunned. The hiring isn’t going over well in LA. Bill Plaschke of the LA Times: Mike [...]

November 12, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 20

With Brown out of town, its time for Phil to swoop in again

With Brown out of town, its time for Phil to swoop in again

With the biggest news of the week in the NBA coming out of Los Angeles in the firing of Mike Brown as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, one has to wonder who will inherit the “Super Team” of Nash, Kobe, Pau, and Dwight. I bet we can hardly count the free agent coaches [...]

November 10, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Around the NBA 14

Perk on the Lakers: We’re not chasing nobody

Perk on the Lakers: We’re not chasing nobody

Our favorite Western conference center – Kendrick Perkins – didn’t mince words (shocking, I know) when asked about the revamped Lakers: “We are the Western Conference champs,” Perkins said. “So at the end of the day, we’re not chasing nobody except for the ring. We’re chasing Miami to get a championship. It’s no guarantee who [...]

September 17, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Kendrick Perkins 8

Enemy Chatter: The Celtics have a lot of rivals

Enemy Chatter: The Celtics have a lot of rivals

We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics.  Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from around the league. All the NBA blogs on SB Nation are writing about and polling fans about rival teams. Needless to say, the Celtics are a very popular choice.  Here’s a [...]

September 13, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Enemy Chatter 13

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo says the revamped Lakers have done nothing yet

Your Morning Dump… Where Rondo says the revamped Lakers have done nothing yet

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 Celtics guard was somewhat skeptical about the new lineup of another rival team, the L.A. Lakers, who now feature stars Dwight Howard and Steve Nash alongside [...]

September 1, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Celtics News, Rajon Rondo, The Morning Dump 11

Western Conference playoff preview

Western Conference playoff preview

As the end of this crazy, compressed regular season comes to a close; what may turn out to be the most exciting postseason in recent memory is set to begin. Both conferences have clear cut favorites but each with a handful of question marks and potential upsets awaiting them. Unlike previous seasons, we are hard [...]

April 27, 2012 Nick Sannicandro Uncategorized 5

Ron Artest floors James Harden with vicious elbow

Ron Artest floors James Harden with vicious elbow

Ron Artest deserves a hefty suspension for this despicable act. I'm thinking 10 games. Maybe more, considering his history of violence.  What do you think? Update: Here's the statement Artest issued to the media: "During that play I just dunked on (Kevin) Durantand (Serge) Ibaka and I got really emotional and excited and it was unfortunate that James [...]

April 22, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 37

Enemy Chatter: Andrew Bynum stole the Celtics’ heart

Enemy Chatter: Andrew Bynum stole the Celtics’ heart

I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here’s a dose of ‘enemy chatter’ from Los Angeles. Bynum dominated again at times against the Celtics, repeatedly making Kevin Garnett look every minute of 35 years old. He finished with 20 points and 14 [...]

March 12, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 19

Report: Celtics & Lakers talked Rondo trade last week

Report: Celtics & Lakers talked Rondo trade last week

Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times has the story: The teams talked last week about a trade for Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, though nothing was close to accomplished and discussions dried up. The Lakers are unwilling to trade Pau Gasol for Rondo, making a deal with Boston unlikely before the trade deadline Thursday. “Unless they give up Gasol, [...]

March 12, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 24

Your Morning Dump… The Celtics didn’t make shots

Your Morning Dump… The Celtics didn’t make shots

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. Yet when it counted, nobody could produce. Allen missed a 3-pointer and a jumper. Kevin Garnett missed an open jumper. Brandon Bass missed one of his customary [...]

March 12, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Uncategorized 9