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  1. Eddie House knows revenge is a dish best served with Heat

    Aug 24, 2010, 11:48 AM EST

    Eddie House liked being a part of the Boston Celtics. He was the gunner off the bench, a key part of a team that won a ring in 2008. And last season they shipped him out to New York, a basketball wasteland at the time, for Nate Robinson. House admitted to the Arizona Republic he…

  2. Doc Rivers on the Lakers: "They still have not beaten our starting five"

    Aug 23, 2010, 4:02 PM EST

    Doc Rivers came back to the Celtics because he wanted to make one more run at it with this group, he believed that this unit had one more title in it. Of course, there are a couple obstacles to that. For one, there’s that Laker team that just beat the Celtics in the finals. But…

  3. Paul Pierce thinks the Celtics need some 'special time' in training camp

    Aug 22, 2010, 4:30 PM EST

    Ubuntu. You remember Ubuntu, don’t you? The magical phrase that Doc Rivers used in 2007-2008 to bring the Celtics together under a team concept of sacrifice and unity. And though the “Ubuntu” tagline was phased out as the years went on, it’s been the formula for all the success Boston has achieved since the Big…

  4. Kendrick Perkins says Shaq is "a good pickup"

    Aug 20, 2010, 2:49 PM EST

    Starting center for the Boston Celtics is Kendrick Perkins job, he’s just not going to be able to do prove it until January. So two other guys have been brought in to keep the seat warm — and provide some front line depth for the playoffs. Jermaine O’Neal will be your starter for the season…

  5. Paul Pierce wants to play one year in Europe before he retires

    Aug 19, 2010, 3:01 PM EST

    If you talk to Mychal Thompson — the former No. 1 overall pick who may be best known for being part of the back-to-back champion Showtime Lakers — he speaks glowingly about his time playing in Greece. A lot of players do, they like the overseas experience. Paul Pierce wants that experience and told Comcast…

  6. If Doc Rivers hadn't returned, the band would have broken up in Boston

    Aug 19, 2010, 12:01 PM EST

    Doc Rivers gave very serious consideration to walking away, taking a season off from basketball to hang with his children and decompress. But he decided to give it one more shot. If he had deciding something else, the rest of the Celtics core would have splintered as well, Paul Pierce told Comcast New England (via…

  7. Paul Pierce wonders if Miami's big three can make the sacrifices Boston's stars did

    Aug 19, 2010, 8:25 AM EST

    In the summer of 2007, the Boston Celtics put together three superstars to form a championship team, not completely different than Miami did this summer. However Boston’s stars were older and could see the end of their careers, they were past their physical primes but still were (and are) high caliber players. They were guys…

  8. Paul Pierce thinks Sheed could come back in February. Sheed disagrees.

    Aug 17, 2010, 9:00 PM EST

    Rasheed Wallace is going to be like Elvis this year. Jim Morrison. Tupac. He will not be dead and there will be sightings of him — and the return of his career — all over the place. Particularly Boston, as Sheed will still be living in the city. The first one of those came from…

  9. Doc Rivers gave Shaq a reality check before Boston signed him

    Aug 16, 2010, 8:58 AM EST

    Shaquille O’Neal was still on the market late in the free agent season in large part because of his demands. He was asking for at least the mid-level exception. He wanted a key role on the team. Basically, he wanted to be treated like the Shaq of 2005. Boston was interested in him, but not…

  10. Can Boston start an all future hall of famers lineup?

    Aug 16, 2010, 8:15 AM EST

    We said it before — if this were 2000 the Boston Celtics would be an unstoppable force. And yes, I know Rajon Rondo would have been 14 at the time, wouldn’t have mattered with Shaq, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in their primes. But it is a decade later, and the Celtics have…

  11. Quote of the day: That will be Dr. Shaq, to you

    Aug 14, 2010, 4:00 PM EST

    “I’m done with the nicknames. Actually, when I obtain my doctorate, I will not allow people to call me Shaq anymore, either.” –Shaquille O’Neal, being interviewed in the New York Times, on his nickname in Boston and how he is working on his doctorate at Barry University in Florida.

  12. Celtics sign second rounder Luke Harangody to a two-year deal

    Aug 10, 2010, 11:07 PM EST

    UPDATE 11:03 PM: According to Hoops Hype, both years of Harangody’s deal will be for the minimum salary and will be fully guaranteed. 12:12 PM: The Brian Scalabrine era is over. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Boston Celtics have signed second round pick Luke Harangody to a two-year contract, effectively replacing the…

  13. Celtics waive Rasheed Wallace, next step retirement

    Aug 10, 2010, 9:10 PM EST

    No trade. No return. Both teams played hard, my man. Both teams played hard. But Rasheed Wallace is done. This afternoon the Boston Celtics waived Rasheed Wallace, clearing the way for his retirement. Sheed was drafted by the Washington Bullets with the No. 4 pick overall out of North Carolina in 1995. Over 15 NBA…

  14. Video: Shaq's introduction in Boston — he's all about the winning

    Aug 10, 2010, 4:04 PM EST

      Some highlights from the Big Shamrock’s introduction to the Boston faithful. Not everyone can pull off a bowtie, for the record.

  15. Some season schedule notes — Miami gets no easy start, but you'll see them a lot

    Aug 10, 2010, 2:59 PM EST

    The NBA released the full schedule today, and here are a few thoughts from a first glance at it. * Teams are allowed a total of 34 national television appearances per season (ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBATV combined). The Miami Heat are already at 29 and that will jump to 34 as NBATV again is letting…

  16. Shaq says he just wants to win, will come off the bench to do it

    Aug 10, 2010, 12:36 PM EST

    There was nothing crazy from Shaquille O’Neal at his introductory press conference as a Celtic. Wearing a bow tie was about the only unexpected thing he did at the event. Every word out of his mouth was what you want to hear if you’re a Celtics fan. Like, would he be willing to come off…

  17. Report: Rasheed Wallace will retire

    Aug 9, 2010, 2:16 PM EST

    Shaq’s recruitment wasn’t enough. Rasheed Wallace’s agent has told Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe that Sheed is going to retire. Doc Rivers first brought up the idea right after Game 7 of the NBA finals, saying Sheed had not enjoyed dragging his body through a long season and a host of nagging injuries last…

  18. Shaq wants Sheed to come back to Boston and form a real frontcourt logjam

    Aug 8, 2010, 2:00 PM EST

    Rasheed Wallace is on the fence about retirement — last year was physically hard for him, but the chance to come back with a team to make one more run at a title has to be a big temptation. Shaquille O’Neal — the newest member of the Celtics frontcourt, told Comcast Sports New England he…

  19. Celtic defector Tom Thibodeau reflects on the Shaq signing

    Aug 7, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

    Tom Thibodeau will always have a special place in the Celtic lore. While he may not have been the physical manifestation of the Boston’s remarkable Championship-level defense or knocked down clutch shots, he was as much a part of the C’s 2007 title formula as anyone. As the architect of the team D that reintroduced…

  20. Dennis Johnson was very, very good

    Aug 6, 2010, 10:30 PM EST

    There are plenty of young NBA fans out there — probably even young Celtics fans — who are saying “Dennis Johnson who?” He is maybe the best baller ever to come out of the prettiest college campus in America, Pepperdine. He was the point guard for much of the 1980s Celtics run, the teams known…

  21. Doc Rivers wasn't taking calls from anyone, including president Obama

    Aug 6, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

    Usually, when the President of the United States wants to get in touch with you, he gets in touch with you. Unless you’re Doc Rivers. The day after Boston’s Game 7 loss to Los Angeles, Rivers cell phone rang with a 202 phone number. We’ll let the Orlando Sentinel take the story from there. Doc…

  22. Atlanta is apparently very, very desperate for another center

    Aug 6, 2010, 1:29 PM EST

    The Hawks were long linked to Shaquille O’Neal, but despite the Hawk’s need for a big, strong post defender (to tackle the challenges Al Horford is ill-suited for) and some interior scoring (ATL was 21st in the league in field goal attempts at the rim last season), it wasn’t meant to be. O’Neal is now…

  23. Brian Scalabrine wants to stay, but may not be long for this NBA world

    Aug 6, 2010, 12:25 PM EST

    It may not be the best move for Boston roster-wise or payroll-wise, but part of me wants Brian Scalabrine to stay a Celtic forever. Couldn’t they throw the veteran’s minimum his way, just for old time’s sake? Maybe from now until, well, the end of eternity? Scal just looks so natural in Celtic green/suits on…

  24. Celtics loaded with All-Stars, but that is not a good sign

    Aug 6, 2010, 8:20 AM EST

    Shaquille O’Neal has appeared in 15 All-Star games. He has only danced with the Jabbawockeez at one of them, but he’s been to the game a lot. So have his Celtics teammates — they have 54 All-Star appearances as team. As you might imagine, that is far and away the most in the NBA. That’s…

  25. Can the Heat be beat inside?

    Aug 5, 2010, 12:15 PM EST

    Nobody is going to be better than the Miami Heat at the two, three and four spots. But picture them playing Orlando. Jameer Nelson has the ball (guarded by Mario Chalmers) and Dwight Howard (covered by Joel Anthony) comes out to set the high pick. That is a hard-to-stop P&R combo for any team, and…

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