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I already compared this but Keeyon, it was 1968-1969z Russell retired in 69. lol
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This is like Jack Kent Cooke's balloons covering the top of The Forum in 1969. He was ready to drop them when the Lakers won game seven at home and have a band play "Happy Days Are Here Again." Russell took the team out before the game, showed them the ballons and said, "There's no way those damned ballons are falling tonight". No balloons dropped. Or when Larry was asked what he thought of Moses Malone after Moses said that he and 4 members of his high school team could beat the Celtics in the Finals. At the championship parade, they asked Larry what he had to say to Moses now and in front of a million plus Bostonians, Larry said, "Fuck Moses Malone." This guy should not mess with the basketball gods. We've got the fucking leprechaun!!!!! Go Celtics!!!
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Everyone here seems to be a little too extreme. It's not all or nothing. Pietrus was not pathetic. He did get two HUGE excellent offensive rebounds and made a few driving layups. He did set himself into Lebron's backside as you should when someone is posting you up. Lebron did absolutely commit an offensive foul. You're not allowed to just back over the defensive player and that's what Lebron did. The KG play was different. KG did knock him down but only after Lebron held him, shoved him and jostled him. It was either a double foul or no call. Pietrus, on the other hand, set up his body legally. The Pierce 6th foul was illegal contact but never should have been called at that point in the game and as Pierce's sixth. That kind of shoving goes on all game long. Pietrus' outside shot is just not there and he commits a lot of stupid fouls. Marquis was great in game 3, cutting, slashing and playing good D. Not so great in Game 4. And he really doesn't deserve credit for falling for Wade's upfake and giving him two feet to shoot a wide open 3 for the game. If Wade hit it, you'd all be cursing him. I'm just happy they're playing hard. Keyon deserves lots of credit for tenacious D and for finding his shot.
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I can't believe that Joey Crawford actually was the "fair" ref in a Celtics' game. I never thought that could happen. As bad a ref as Joey Crawford is, he's the only one with the guts to foul out Lebruise. The crew was busy calling phantom traveling on KG. Imagine a ref calling Wade or Lebron for traveling at any time during their careers, let alone in crunch time in the 4th quarter. Anyway, this series is starting to remind me of Boston/Philadelphia in 1981. Except for the quality of some of the offensive play. No lead is sacred and defense is killer. Rondo has stopped his constant cheating so I am learning to love him again. Sure he gets beaten here and there and forces some passes but those are forgiveable with the guts and talent he has been showing. KG was spectacular despite a cold spell for awhile outside and getting into some wasted wrestling matches. Pietrus was a mess, what with bad shooting and dumb fouls, but those offensive boards robbed Miami of crucial time even though we couldn't score off of 4-5 attempts. Anyway, this one will go down in the annals. Game 5!!!!!
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James Eisenman added a favorite at RedsArmy.com - The Voice Of Boston Celtics Fans
Jun 2, 2012
The genius of Red Auerbach was his ability to read his players. Russell was Russell and needed to be out on the court as much as possible. Heinsohn, on the other hand, was a shooting machine. He always got minutes but, if he was cold, Red would sit him and try someone else. Marquis has earned more time. He succeeded by playing within himself and looking for the slashes and cuts that he's good at and Miami wasn't looking for. He and Keyon brought great defensive intensity. But Pietrus and Bass can still have their moments. You just don't put people in the permanent doghouse. Bill Fitch was the king of that and got fired for it. Read what your players show you. They have unique talents. Many, like Marquis, Pietrus and Bass just show them more when they get to show them without the focus being on them. It will require Doc to listen to his inner Red and not his inner Fitch.
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It's habit. It's easier to fall away and not have to battle for space and endure the physical punishment of moving toward the basket. Guys like KG, who aren't beefy, don't have the luxury of say Shaq, knowing that, in a battle for space, his weight, size and strength will move the opponent backward when he moves toward the basket. KG has gotten into the habit of avoiding that grunt work by developing a fallaway. He has to be reminded to wade through the shorter guys when he has this kind of advantage.
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Miami has the worst zone offense I've ever seen. Of course, our zone defense is not very good. But I say we give it a shot in spurts. We have to hope that Rondo can stay focused on defense no matter what. That's a tall order but maybe. Doc should have him guard Lebron. It may be a mismatch but Rondo becomes Avery when they give him that assignment. That's why he makes me so mad on defense. He can play in your face, balls to the walls defense when he wants to. Hopefully, he'll want to.
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And what if they won?!!!!! Good post Nicky. LOL
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Ooh scary. I may not sleep tonight worrying what's going to happen when tough guy Nicky "starts" with me. I'm not worried buddy. Get a life. Go back to school. You've chosen the wrong career. You don't think out of the box. You think out of anyone's interest. Have a nice night tough guy.
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Wow. We're a little touchy, aren't we Nicky? That was was worst pile of steaming crap grammar that I've ever seen before. I don't have to mean anything to you. Who cares? You are a stinky writer with no credentials as an analyst. You think you know something but know nothing. Where's Indiana, Mr. Credentials? My point is that there was nothing constructive about your article. Danny made a great move to put this team together. Championships are illusive. They depend on more than ability and talent. So, wasting everyone's time on an article about the legacy of putting together The Big Three if they lose tonight is simply mental madturbation by a person with too much time on his hands and no real insight. And dude, your grammar REALLY SUCKS!!! LOL
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If you look up "horse's ass" in the dictionary, Nick Sannicandro's picture is next to it. My God, if my comments cause you to write more "out of the box" articles, I promise to stop commenting. Just stop writing! Please! You once falsely claimed to have played two years of college basketball. I thought the lie was that you played basketball. The lie is that you went to college. I guess my magna cum laude degree from UCLA, graduating in the top 10% of my class at UCLA Law School and teaching Business Law in college for the last 10 years was not based on grammar. Your comment is literally the most embarrassing thing you've ever written. In the worst run-on sentence in history, you wrote: Funny part is I know exactly who this is, the fact you don't approve of my articles only encourages me to write them more because reality is its someone thinking outside the box rather than like other blogs that just copy other peoples work. Hmm! You don't start a sentence with "Funny part is." You say " The funny part is..." There should be a comma after is. There should be a period after "who this is." You should say "The fact that you don't approve," not "the fact you don't approve." You don't say "reality is." You say "the reality is." When you say "its someone thinking outside of the box," you're supposed to use an apostrophe. ( "it's" ). It's "other people's work," not "peoples." Also, this thing you call a sentence should actually be about three of them. Anyway, Nick. It's not my grammar that sucks buddy. Let me suggest a topic for your next probing article. Hmmm! It's difficult to think outside of the box for a dummy like me. Yes, I have it. How about "If Brandon Bass scores 30 tomorrow night and goes 15-15 from the floor, maybe I should complain about him hogging the ball too much!"
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May be. But he can't stay in frint of Jarrett Jack or Nate Robinson, so I'll be shocked if he stays with Parker.
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Who's the other quick guard that can stay in front of Parker?
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It's not who starts the game, it's who finishes? When have I ever remotely suggested otherwise? I think AB should start. And Doc can figure out who finishes. Now that AB has located his shot, I always love when he's in. He plays defense. Real defense. Not just on-ball, whatever that means. On man defense, all the time. There's no other kind unless you're a big man who helps pick up guys in the paint. None of you pundits have ever played a real minute of organized basketball, I'm sure. If you're going to bring my name up out of nowhere, at least bring up something I've ever commented about.
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I don't see the refs not calling fouls on his drives. You're being protective again Paul. He shies away from contact which is probably why he doesn't get the simple bump calls. If you want the calls, you've got to take it fearlessly into the heart of the beast, not drive in and then try to avoid contact.
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We don't really want Rondo to shoot more free throws, do we? He certainly doesn't. That's why he avoids contact as much as possible, while Derrick Rose purposely charges straight ahead. Even when Rondo drives, he shoots the floater or comes up with a strange angle to avoid contact. I don't mind that except that he doesn't get many of his assists as dish offs when the defense has to react to his drive (like a Rose or a Magic). Most of his assists are to the perimeter or guys wide open for dunks, while he dishes from the outside. That also decreases fouls on the whole because many come when the defense is put on their heels and they're forced to react to multiple levels of attack toward the basket.
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These stats you cite mean nothing. He does let his man get by him all the time and he does not recover. The bigs recover for him. And, often times, their man scores when they have to cover for Rondo. Rondo's defense is awful. He stays too far from his man, he is upright and unbalanced so even when he's "near" his man, almost all of them leave him in the dust. He almost never catches up. That's Bradley. He vainly tries to hook from behind as they shoot by him. He spends half his time trolling through the paint for steals. Use your eyes not some meaningless stats. The only reason he's been slightly better lately, is that Avery has been guarding the tougher assignments, he's been lucky because Chris Paul went 3 quarters not looking for his shot AFTER he left Rondo in the dust and the other points we've played lately have been lousy or having bad nights. The first 2/3 of the season, he got torched for 20+ by nearly every guy he guarded. Just watch a recorded game and follow him off the ball. But the fanboys here see it, deny what is in front of them, I post his lowlights and the exact minute on the clock it happened and they don't respond. Oh, Paul, the Rondo lover and others will tell you that I'm the resident Rondo hater. I do hate his defense. But I really hate him getting praised for some hidden, genious motive for his BAD defense though.
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That ball watch thing literally makes my skin crawl. I keep yelling at the screen, "Pick up the damned ball Rondo. Pick it up! Damn it, pick up the effing ball!!!!" I'm glad he got burned at a crucial time of the game. Maybe he'll finally stop doing that that stupid ass thing to save 2 seconds by risking a steal. He made some nice passes.
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Love how you notice Ray getting burned on defense too much but conveniently never see that happen to RR. Anyway, Ray has been streaky offensively the last few years for stretches. I think he'll come around and be fine.
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Bill Simmons didn't say Cowens was a scrub. I actually read his book. I think he has him rated in the top 30's of all time. Pierce's moves remind me of Bird in some ways. Especially when he goes to the basket. The key to a drive is the first step. If you have a good first step and get around your guy, you've already pretty much won the battle as long as you're a smart finisher. Pierce is. Bird was. People said the same thing when he would beat guys to the basket. Plus Pierce has mastered the simple move of getting your man off balance, slightly on defense, then elevating with a little fall away and hitting his mid-range jumper. Simple move to get your shooting hand free. It doesn't have to look spectacular. You just need to get free and boom. He makes it look so easy, people say "How does he do that". It's all mastering the mid-range jumper and understanding the center of gravity.
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The reason that you haven't heard as many Rondo complaints over this road trip is the same thing you guys always ignore. While his defense wasn't noticably better, the teams we played didn't seem to notice much. Rondo's men didn't attack us as much. Maybe because they don't see him as much, they only scouted his first team all-defense choices and never noticed that they were mostly undeserved. The team that did notice - Philidelphia. Every guy Rondo guarded, attacked the basket with ease. Rondo, earning my first comment during the weeks, was literally guarding no one on Friday night. Now, when he does his "guard the paint" routine, he doesn't even try to catch his man when he gets the ball. He doesn't get picked as many times but he is still never where he should be. He also drove to the basket in ways that tried to avoid his going to the line, so he didn't shoot a lot of free throws. I will say that it was my impression that his free throw shooting percentage was a lot better on this trip. That's a positive. Also, his passing selection, for the most part, was more based on the conventional. So much so, that I was shocked each game when I heard his first assist numbers, thinking I must have missed a bunch. Overall, a better trip and the losses were blamable on everyone. I generally post when someone makes an incorrect post or comment. Since no one praised his defense, incorrectly, I left him alone.
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Please. Rondo can't shoot free throws so he doesn't attack. He just looks to pass. Plus, his defense was putrid again tonight. At times, he was literally guarding no ine.
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I think it would be great. A player's coach like Doc will have no problem so long as, and I suspect he does, have a good, functioning relationship with his son already. Doc is not the type to play favorites. The only problem I foresee is Doc's usual practice of limiting rookie minutes. You don't do that with an Austin. I think he will grow at a rapid pace with more playing time.
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Thanks for finally posting a picture of Rondo "guarding" his man. lol
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