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Today’s Headlines

Honestly, I am so sick of the off-season. Here are some headlines, however, that keep my NBA craving subdued a bit…

Celtics Town                                        Exclusive Interview with Lester Hudson

Celtics Circuit                                     Rondo Helping Out in the Community

Celtics Blog                                          Bill Walker is the Next “Next”

Red’s Army                                         Erden Dominates Gasol in Eurobasket

Loy’s Place                                          Random Thoughts: 16 Days Until Training Camp

Celtics Hub                                         Do the Celtics Have a Problem with Small Lineups?

NBATipoff                                           Show of the Week: Li-Ling Baron Davis BD1

The TV Navigator                           Gus Johnson Has a New One to Add to the Collection


Celtics Shamrock


Is Stephon Marbury Gay? Who cares!

Starbury examining the man in the mirror.

Starbury examining the man in the mirror.

Okay, I have been holding out but finally gave in this morning. After weeks of controversy, I finally watched some clips of Stephon Marbury’s 24 hour webcast chronicling a day in a basketball outcasts bizarre life.

We all knew Steph was unique. I raised the question of whether he attended a course on appeasing the media during his time in Boston. His on court play was not exactly what we expected and his behavior off court wasn’t either. I think we expected at least one emotional outburst or off color commentary during Marbury’s short stint in Boston as much as we expected at least a glimpse of his former basketball self.

Neither occurred.

It is obvious that Marbury’s pent up aggression (both on and off court) had been saved for his 24 hour chronical into the bizarre daily life of this basketball wacko.

Swallowing Vaseline, getting rubbed down by one of his boys, crying in front of his webcam and his shirtless jirations to Barbie Girl were all I needed to see. I must say, though this webcast proved humiliating to the eccentric former all-star, it was kind of comically sad to see his oblivious destruction in such a self deprivating manner.

Even in the scenes where Steph was not acting like a total nut job, I still could not follow what he was ranting on about. It is a mystery to me how he has not yet been picked up by one of those celebrity reality TV shows. You know, the ones where celebrities make total idiots out of themselves in an attempt to revive their career.

Marbury’s bizarre online Odyssey raises some unique questions into this guy’s sanity. It’s not the first time a basketball player has acted in such fashion. Marbury has not yet reached Dennis Rodman’s drag queen status nor has he dated Madonna. Maybe Marbury should dress up like a woman to get some dates, then homophobes like Brendan Haywood would stop worrying about sharing a locker room with him.

Honestly, back in the 90’s, I didn’t care who Rodman dated, where he hung out and what color dress he wore, as long as he stopped pestering my Celtics with 20 rebounds and devastating defense. Fact is, Rodman channelled his completely outrageous and wacko behavior into aggressive and invaluable basketball when on the court.

So Steph, I don’t care if you are emotionally disturbed, gay, straight, lonely, dancing, or just plain nuts off the court as long as you channel that behavior into amazing play on the court.

Yes your off court outbursts may be a distraction now but you proved in 2009 that you can behave when you need to. You just didn’t prove you can still play consistently.

This is about basketball after all, isn’t it?

Well, whether Marbury will ever play in the NBA again is yet to be seen. If I were Danny, I would not let a webcast determine anything but the amount of money we pay him in taking another risk on a player that failed to show anything to us last year other then that he can smile, giggle, be polite, and give decent sound bytes to the media.

The fact is, we still need a true point guard to back up Rondo. Should it be the internet’s latest joke?

Check out the low lights of Marbury’s webcast and you be the judge of whether you would like to see him with our team’s name draped across his chest this season…

Marbury’s dance off to Barbi Girl

Marbury showing is sensitive side. Tears of a clown?

Marbury eating Vaseline

Marbury explaining why he ate Vaseline

Marbury dissing LeBron James – If you listen past Marbury’s ranting, he actually makes a little sense in this one.

Watch LeBron Get Dunked On By Xavier Star Jordan Crawford!

Recently I started a new job. Though the job is challenging and exciting, getting acclimated has left me with little time for blogging. I am now settling in and able to start making off-season updates and continuing my opinionated commentary on all things NBA and Boston Celtics.

I have decided to welcome myself back to the blogging world by posting the ridiculous hidden video of LeBron James getting dunked on by Jordan Crawford.

What better way to get myself back in the swing of things then by showing “The King” getting dethrowned by the Xavier student?

This video was supplied courtesy of Reds Army.

Discussion with Regarding the Celtics Off-Season

I was so pleased to take some time to talk with Alex from about the Celtics off-season.
Click here to view the entire interview.

Boston Will Remain Eddie’s ‘House’ in 2010!

The Boston Herald is reporting tonight that Eddie House has decided to remain in green for one more year, exercising his 2.9 million dollar player option for 2010.

I don’t blame Eddie for seeing what other teams may offer him but in a horrible economy, he is smart to keep it safe by accepting the 2.9 million.

Welcome back Eddie! We are looking forward to watching you rain in some long distance jumpers in 2009/2010!

Pre-Draft Roundup: Danny Ainge’s Multiple Responses to the Rondo Trade Rumors

Their have obviously been some “issues” regarding Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics coaching staff and front office. These rumors continue to swirl and every time Danny Ainge makes public comments, it seems to get more intense.

Check out a few clips regarding the Rondo rumors and Ainge’s responses.

Danny Ainge discusses the possibility of a Rajon Rondo trade.

Danny Ainge puts things into perspective regarding the Celtics previous two seasons and the possibilities of winning a title in 2010.

ESPN discusses the possibility of a Rajon Rondo/Ray Allen trade and the chances Boston has of re-claiming their title in 2010.

The 10 Biggest Shots in NBA Finals History

This year’s playoffs brought it’s share of thrilling game winning moments.

Ray Allen’s numerous tying and game winning three pointers, Paul Pierce’s Dagger from the elbow vs the Bulls, Andre Iguodala stabbed Orlando in the heart, Big Baby’s unlikey 17 footer, Mickael Piertus’ three pointer, Hedu Turkoglu’s go ahead sinker against the Cavs and LeBron’s astonishing answer with one second left.

In the words of the NBA’s marketing machine, the 2009 playoffs have been nothing short of amazing.

With the 2009 NBA Finals underway, I am provoked to wonder, “Who will make history this year?”.

With that in mind, I felt compelled to compile a list of the “The 10 Biggest Shots in NBA Finals History”.

This roster is comprised of game winning shots that not only impacted the outcome of the championship series but also shots that defined the generation of the teams that won and, in many cases, the legacy of their opponent’s.

You may disagree with my selections or the placement of each shot. Please feel free to voice your opinion. I am excited to hear different perspectives regarding such emotional moments.