Tag Archives: Boston Celtics

Shadenfreude Alert: Ex-Boston Celtics Bomb in the Big Town

This past year in the NBA, there was a lot of shipping down from Boston – to New York. In June the Celtics shipped point guard Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder, who promptly waived him, allowing Walker to sign … Continue reading

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Revisiting Boston Garden, ‘The Old Barn on Causeway Street’

The building was forty-one years old [in 1969]. Hard years. In a cramped and shopworn corner of the city, one flight up from the train station, surrounded by elevated subway tracks and an elevated highway that kept sunshine and clean … Continue reading

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In Its Current Form, NBA = Not Basketball Actually

So last night I’m watching Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Phoenix Suns (rising) and the Milwaukee Bucks (buckling) and thinking, what the hell has happened to professional basketball because it sure doesn’t look like the game I … Continue reading

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WSJ Gives Page One Shoutout to Boston’s ‘Discount Diplomat’

The hardworking staff has noted on numerous occasions the Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed, home of those quirky features that have adorned the paper’s front page since 1943. This weekend’s Journal brings us Andrew Beaton’s international story with a decidedly local flavor. … Continue reading

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Pepsi Puts Its Commercial and a Movie Into the Same Can

Kyrie Irving is Pepsi’s choice of a new generation of ads. And New York Times culture reporter Sopan Deb has been on the Boston Celtics star like Brown on Williamson for weeks now. Start with this piece last month. ‘Uncle … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Tamper Down’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases uttered by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. Here’s our latest batch, in reverse chronological order. • The other … Continue reading

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Boston ‘Dream’ Doc Thomas Graboys Gets Elegant Farewell

Tom Graboys was someone special. From his sweet Boston Globe sendoff by Bryan Marquard: Dr. Thomas Graboys, 70; cardiologist, writer On hospital rounds Dr. Thomas Graboys listened carefully to a chorus of beating hearts, placing his stethoscope on the warm, damp … Continue reading

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Celtics ADknowledge Boston Herald’s Existence

The hardreading staff has noted two instances lately of tribute ads that ran in the Boston Globe but not in the Boston Herald. And so it was with no little interest that we saw this in today’s stately local broadsheet: Which sent … Continue reading

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Miami Vise (NBA Championship Edition)

Behold the Miami-Industrial Complex: That MiamiWhereWorldsMeet crowd got together to run this ad in Tuesday’s New York Times celebrating the Heat’s second consecutive NBA Championship: You know what’s really So Miami? 400,000 people turned out for the victory parade. Roughly the same … Continue reading

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Rivers Flows Only Toward Globe

Looks like Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is playing favorites with the local dailies. From today’s Boston Globe: Doc Rivers mum on returning to Celtics MIAMI — Doc Rivers reached out to the Globe for the first time since the Celtics’ season concluded, … Continue reading

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