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Vin Baker's Training To Manage A Starbucks

Vin Baker had a lengthy career in the NBA, but financially, he has nothing to show for it. Because of alcoholism, bad investments, and friends and family using him, Baker ended up in the gutter with almost no money. The current-day Baker is in better shape; the Providence Journal found him training to become a manager… » 7/29/15 1:55pm 7/29/15 1:55pm

Kelly Olynyk Says He Accidentally Dislocated Kevin Love's Shoulder

For a team that just swept its first-round series and is comfortably in a two-power conference, the Cavaliers sure are messy right now. “There’s a lot of things up in the air with our team,” said LeBron James, as the Cavs head into a likely series against the Bulls without the services of starters J.R. Smith… » 4/27/15 10:02am 4/27/15 10:02am

God Bless Evan Turner, Who Really Tried This Shit

This was, without a doubt, my favorite moment from last night’s game between the Cavaliers and Celtics. A little more than a minute before this happened, Celtics guard Evan Turner had just hit a three to put his team three points from the lead. Turner was feeling pretty good about himself after that shot, so good, in… » 4/24/15 10:21am 4/24/15 10:21am

Marcus Smart Pulls Game-Winning Layup Out Of His Ass

What the NBA’s Eastern Conference lacks in good basketball teams, it makes up for in an oddly exciting race for the last two playoff spots. The Celtics are one of five teams separated by just two games between seventh and 11th place. Three of those teams—Miami, Charlotte and Boston—played in games decided by one point… » 4/05/15 12:03pm 4/05/15 12:03pm

Marcus Smart Ejected After Punching Matt Bonner In The Balls

Celtics fans are hoping Marcus Smart is the next Kevin Garnett, and if this blast to Matt Bonner's nuts is any proof, the rookie is already embracing some of KG's finishing moves. This one, in particular, finished Smart's night; he earned the ejection, and Boston fell 101-89 to the Spurs. » 3/21/15 12:14am 3/21/15 12:14am

Isaiah Thomas Stares Down Suns Bench, Says It Was All In Good Fun

The Celtics played in Phoenix tonight, giving Isaiah Thomas an opportunity to go at the team that traded him less than a week ago. He dropped 21 points and seven assists (albeit on 6-16 shooting with five turnovers) on his old teammates, but really took over the game in the final two minutes. He scored eight of… » 2/24/15 1:21am 2/24/15 1:21am

Dominique Wilkins Tells A Solid Larry Bird Trash-Talk Story

It's not news that Larry Bird was an arrogant jerk in his NBA days. He got away with most of his shit-talk because when he said he was about to shoot a three in your eye, he actually did that. He and Dominique Wilkins famously went at each other in Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals, but the Hawks… » 2/09/15 4:48pm 2/09/15 4:48pm

Celtics Beat Trail Blazers On Sloppiest Game-Winner Of The Year

Down two to the Trail Blazers with under 10 seconds remaining, the Celtics were relying upon Jared Sullinger to get them a crucial basket. That should tell you all you need to know about how good they are, that Brad Stevens looked up and down his bench for his best option and settled upon Sullinger. The move didn't… » 1/23/15 12:49am 1/23/15 12:49am

This Looks Like The Year The Celtics Finally Trade Rajon Rondo

Swapping Rajon Rondo trade rumors is America's oldest and most treasured holiday tradition. But this year, the Celtics' last chance to get something for their star point guard, it seems like it's actually going to happen. Last night, all around the same time, seemingly every NBA beat guy began reporting that talks on… » 12/18/14 8:58am 12/18/14 8:58am

Rajon Rondo's Free Throw Shooting Is Historically Awful So Far

Rajon Rondo has never been a great free-throw shooter. Coming into the 2014-15 season his career average was 62.1 percent—substandard for a point guard—but so far this season, Rondo has been a calamity. He's shot a horrendous 9-30 (30.0 percent) clip from the "charity stripe" in his 15 games played. This is… » 12/05/14 5:21pm 12/05/14 5:21pm