Here's How You Know These Aren't Your Father's Celtics And Lakers

At 19-37, only the Sixers, Bucks and Magic are worse than the Celtics in the East. Things are actually worse for the 19-36 Lakers who, thanks to Sacramento, can at least say they are not the worst team in the West. Mike D'Antoni has used sixed different starting point guards and 28 different starting lineups. The… » 2/22/14 9:39am 2/22/14 9:39am

You Know Who Also Untied His Opponent's Shoes? Larry Bird

So it turns out that J.R. Smith isn't the only basketball player to have untied an opponent's shoes during free throws. A couple decades ago, another trash-talking, non-urban volume shooter pulled the same stunt, and somehow managed not to get written up by a professional sportswriter as a cross between Curly Neal and… » 1/13/14 4:47pm 1/13/14 4:47pm

This Hilarious Knicks Fan's Rant Is The Epitome Of Knicks Fandom

Believe it or not, the Knicks' 41-point loss to the Celtics this Sunday has at least one fan fed up. This video from said disgruntled fan could be the new manifesto for Knicks fandom nation-wide. While it's probably in some part staged, everything "Billy" says is gospel. » 12/11/13 1:25pm 12/11/13 1:25pm

Even The League Office Feels Bad For The Celtics

On Tuesday, the Celtics got mollywhopped by the Rockets. (The stat sheet broke Rajon Rondo's brain for a second.) Gerald Wallace, who knows a thing or two about being a good player on a terrible team, was understandably exasperated in his postgame interview. » 11/21/13 4:30pm 11/21/13 4:30pm

NBA Finals Will Return To Boring Ol' 2-2-1-1-1 Format

After almost 30 years of using the 2-3-2 schedule in the Finals — giving the team with the worse record three straight home games — the NBA voted today to return to a schedule that would alternate venues for the final four games of a seven-game Finals. The 2-2-1-1-1 format is more "fair," according to the fair… » 10/23/13 9:12pm 10/23/13 9:12pm

Bill Russell Arrested In Seattle Airport On Gun Charges

The 79-year-old Celtics Hall of Famer was arrested at a security checkpoint Wednesday night at Sea-Tac International Airport for allegedly bringing a loaded handgun into a prohibited area. Russell had a permit for the gun and was later released, but still, what the hell? » 10/19/13 9:04am 10/19/13 9:04am

LeBron Calls Out Former Celtics For Being Hypocrites About Ray Allen

When Ray Allen took less money to leave Boston and come to Miami—and win a championship—he took heat from his former Celtic teammates. Kevin Garnett "lost" his cell phone number. Jason Terry challenged his "willingness to stick with the tough times." Paul Pierce said he couldn't forgive Allen. Even coach Doc Rivers the… » 10/18/13 11:01am 10/18/13 11:01am