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So recently Ron Artest has gone to the Lakers, Shaq is now LeBron’s teammate, Yao might be done… forever, and the Celtics have been attempting to coax veteran Rasheed Wallace into Boston.

Ron Artest going to the Lakers cannot make the team worse (from an on paper standpoint), but as loose of a cannon as Artest has been, this seems risky bringing him to a team with so many other players who are going to be in the spotlight.  I know Artest has severely reduced his hot-head bad-boy image, but with Kobe, Gasol, Odom, Bynum, and Fisher, will Artest feel as though he is getting slighted?  My thoughts, good move, Artest will be fine.

Shaq going to the Cav’s is also a move that on paper makes sense (especially since both his and Big Z’s contracts are done at the end of the upcoming season, clearing massive amounts of cap room) but will bringing an aging, slow moving big-man to this team really be as blockbuster of a move as people are thinking it will be?  I think that it won’t be a terrible move, but I’m expecting the terms “disappointing” “lack luster” and “anti-climactic” quite a bit in next seasons coverage of the team.

Yao Ming potentially done forever, and as of now, at least all of next season.  This is huge news if for no other reasons than the NBA is potentially going to lose a player that was the face of the Rockets, a fan favorite, and the number one reason the NBA has been doing so well in China.  You could make the argument that the Rockets have not been much different record-wise when Yao was playing or out with injury, but a team truly cannot be better off without a big-man like Yao.  This one is kind of hard to tell how it will play out until we find out if it is permanent or only one season, but either way, terrible news for the Rockets, and terrible news for fantasy owners who like a 20-10 center on their team.

And last but not least, the Celtics are attempting to bring Rasheed Wallace to Boston.  Being a Celtics fan, I love this (from Massachusetts, don’t give me that front-runner crap).  I love this because even if they don’t get Wallace, it shows that the team and front office (as supposedly Grousbeck [CEO and c0-owner], Ainge[GM], Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Doc Rivers all went to meet with Wallace) are willing to make moves and bring in big names to stay on top.

Even in the off-season the NBA is exciting, and I can’t wait to see how these and other happenings pan out in the upcoming season.

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glen davis game winner pushThe Big Baby was the unlikely hero in game 4 for the Celtics.

Davis made a 21-foot jumper as time expired to give Boston a 1-point victory. What people might tend to forget is that Davis also hit a jumper in the final minute to put the Celtics up 1-point.

After the Finals concluded last year, Doc Rivers told the Big Baby to develop a jump shot in the 15 foot range. That is exactly what Davis did and it was on display once again Sunday night.

davis pushBig Baby not only gave the C’s fans a night to remember but in the process gave a small boy a story to tell on Monday morning.

After hitting the game winner, Davis ran up the sideline just beyond the Magic bench. Here he came into contact with a small child whom he abruptly tossed aside. The kid had some mass to him but Davis is no small fry.

If you haven’t noticed the Big Baby tends to get exceedingly excited sometimes.

Thanks to CelticsBlog for the animated GIF.

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Eddie House is one of those extremely streaky shooters. When he is on he is unstoppable. And when he isn’t he could star in the D-league. Maybe it is because of these hot and cold streaks but when Eddie gets hot he has a tendency to jump around the court throwing his arms up and yelling. I could see how this could get under an opponents skins.

That being said, it was a bit of a shock to see Skip To My Lou smack House in the head. House drained a three right in Alston’s face. I mean right in his grill. House’s elbow might have come down and grazed Alston–but that was solely a product of how close Alston was covering House. A second later Alston slapped House in the back of the head.

Not long after the incident, you could see that Alston knew he screwed up big time.

Alston should be gone for game 3. This puts the Magic backcourt at even more of a disadvantage; if that was even possible. Rondo dropped another triple-double last night.

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46736178-06071248-300225The tagline to Mike Bianchi’s latest Orlando Sentinel piece is “Paul Revere’s town overrun by Magic men”.

The piece is a take on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s  famout poem “Paul Revere Rides Again”.

Credit for creativity or a smack for stupidity? You be the judge. It might be the dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time.. but that’s just me.

Look out Boston, the Magic are coming!, The Magic are coming! [Orlando Sentinel]

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manny-pacquiao-ricky-hatton-april-2-2009-vegasI don’t know when the bigger fight will take place this weekend. It could be 8 EST when the Bulls-Celtics game tips off for game 7 in Boston. Or it might be a couple hours later when the bell rings for Pacquiao-Hatton in Vegas.

Which battle is more entertaining it to be determined. One thing is for sure; these two men with truly different styles of headwear will go head-to-head on Saturday night in the biggest bout in years.

In this corner representing the bucket hat… Ricky Hatton! And his opponent the fighting pride of the skullcap… Manny Pacquiao.

Happy follow-Friday yall!

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86012979JD002_BOSTON_CELTICI think this Bulls-Celtics series has given justification to the whole “where amazing happens” playoff promo.

The series has shattered the old seven-game series overtime record. The teams have seen a total of 7 overtime periods where the previous record was a mere 4. It almost seems impossible for the final game to not come down to the final seconds.

These games remind me of the Heat-Knicks playoff series from the ’90s. Most of all it reminds me of that moment when the brawl broke out and PJ Brown took control.  I was a PJ Brown fan back then when he was taking swings at Charles Oakley. And it was all capped off last year when he helped the C’s get back to the top of the NBA mountain.

Video after the jumpoff… (more…)

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As a Celtic’s fan watching this series my dislike for this young Bulls team has grown. It looks like the feeling is mutual in the windy city…

PippenAintEasy.com writes:

I’ve got news for him and the rest of Boston: the Bulls have already won and you have already lost, regardless of who enters the 2nd round of the playoffs. That much is clear. But there is Garnett — not even playing — hollering ridiculous taunts from the bench and making those non-intimidating (save for Glen Davis) contorted faces. Look crazy Bro. They’ll think you’re so tough. The truth is, Aaron Gray currently has more license to do those things than you do. All it really does is make you look like an idiot.

I love how they are already cashing in the chips in Chi-town. They have given up on the series and decided to call taking 2 games from the world champions a moral victory in the long-run. (more…)

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