January 9, 2013 |
By now everyone has heard about the confrontation between Boston's Kevin Garnett and New York's Carmelo Anthony outside the Celtics' bus after the Knicks' 102-96 loss Monday night. But now, thanks to TMZ , we can all see and hear the actual incident for ourselves. Sort of. Well, if we squint our eyes, tilt our heads sideways and press our faces up against our computer screens, we kind of see what's happening in a fuzzy, jerky video posted Wednesday on the website. As for the audio, well, there's a lot of angry shouting going on. The most distinct word I can make out is "legit" shouted a couple of times (maybe one of the blurry figures was MC Hammer?
January 5, 2013 |
He's actually 5-9 and 185 pounds Detroit forward Charlie Villanueva , responding to Sacramento guard Isaiah Thomas' calling him a "dirty player" after Villanueva was fined $25,000 for a flagrant 2 foul on Thomas: "Dirty player? Not at all. He saw an open lane, I tried to block the ball and he's 4 foot 11, 100 pounds wet, so he looks bad. I'm not a dirty player. . . . I know a lot of people that would testify to that. " Yes, he was joking Brooklyn interim Coach P.J. Carlesimo , giving a tongue-in-cheek response when asked if would give the Nets permission to speak with Jeff Van Gundy about the permanent job: "No. I told [owner]
December 27, 2012 |
Fifteen and counting. That's how the Clippers are rolling. The Clippers won their NBA-best 15th consecutive game by running over the Boston Celtics, 106-77, on Thursday night at Staples Center. The Clippers won a game with only one of their starters (Willie Green) playing in the fourth quarter and without Chris Paul's having one of his better games. Still, the 29-point victory was the Clippers' largest win over Boston in franchise history. "We've got something special," said super-sub Jamal Crawford, who had 17 points.
December 26, 2012
Clippers Thursday VS. BOSTON When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 22-6, Celtics 14-13. Record vs. Celtics (2011-12): 0-1. Update: The Clippers, who didn't practice Wednesday, have lost three of their last four games against the Celtics. The Celtics are only 5-8 on the road. Paul Pierce leads Boston in scoring (20.5), Kevin Garnett leads the team in rebounding (7.1) and Rajon Rondo in assists (11.9)
December 11, 2012 |
You know the Kiss Cam? That harmless bit many sporting events run between innings or during timeouts, in which a camera operator finds couples sitting in the stands and puts them on the big video screen, trying to get them to kiss? It's a little annoying, but harmless. All in good fun. Unless you are Chris Wilcox. The Boston Celtics center was minding his own business, sitting on the bench during a game against the 76ers in Philadelphia on Friday night when the Kiss Cam operator decided to put him on screen.
December 8, 2012 |
As a child growing up outside Glasgow, actor Gerard Butler found his first heroes not on the stage but on the soccer pitch. Back then he had less desire to follow Sean Connery's footlights than to follow the footsteps of Liverpool standout Kenny Dalglish or Celtic's Charlie Nicholas. What he didn't have was the talent. "It's every young kid's dream to be a soccer player, to play for Celtic or Rangers," says Butler, who portrayed U.S. goalkeeper Frank Borghi, a former World Cup hero, in 2005's "The Game of Their Lives.
November 28, 2012 |
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries are likely to be fined and suspended for their parts in a scuffle that followed Humphries delivering a hard foul on Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett in the second quarter of their game Wednesday night in Boston. Humphries knocked Garnett to the ground, which led Rondo to shove Humphries. Nets forward Gerald Wallace then got involved as players pushed and shoved each other under the basket, along the baseline and into the seating area.
November 19, 2012 |
Snoop Dogg used to be such a simple guy to figure out. One listen to any of his songs told you pretty much all you needed to know about the hip-hip star -- and pretty much all of which would be unprintable in this space. These days, though, the rapper born as Calvin Broadus is a much more complex figure. He records reggae under the name Snoop Lion and he's passionate about gardening, healthy eating and the grunge band Soundgarden. And he wants to own a soccer team. Well, not completely own a soccer team, but "enough of a percentage to get me on the board so I can be heard," he told the Daily Record.
June 10, 2012 |
He can stop with the teeny, percentage-point improvement. Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh recently said he was only 99% healthy. Each day afterward he steadily raised it, going from 99.1 to 99.2%. Bosh proved he is fully back with his 19-point, eight-rebound performance Saturday in the series-clinching victory against the Boston Celtics. Now, the Heat have the unlikeliest of dilemmas. To start Bosh or not? As silly as it sounds to bring a seven-time All-Star off the bench, this may be debatable for their series against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals.
June 9, 2012 |
MIAMI - For the Miami Heat, this was more exhale than exultation. The team's hope is that the exulting will follow. For now, there is the mere satisfaction of traversing the long road back to the NBA Finals. With the hope for a better result. A year after falling two games short of the franchise's second NBA championship, the Heat will get its shot at redemption, with Saturday night's 101-88 Game 7 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena finally finishing off the Boston Celtics.