Category: Eastern Conference

Paul Pierce: “I would rather win another championship than break Hondo’s scoring record”

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

If you were to take a look at the rafters of the TD BankNorth Garden in Boston, you will see some jersey numbers from not just the greatest Celtics of all-time but some of the greatest players in the history of the NBA. Paul Pierce has now solidified his place ...

Larry Bird on Rapidly Improving Indiana Pacers: “If I don’t make the playoffs they should fire me”

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

As a player, Larry Bird will go down as one of the best of all-time. His resume is filled with All-Star appearances, NBA Championships, and MVP’s. He also had a bit of success as coach. Even though it was a short tenure in Indiana, Bird has a Coach of the ...

Paul Pierce Says There Is More of a Sense of Urgency This Season in Boston

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Everyone that has followed the Boston Celtics already knew that Paul Pierce was the captain of ship. But their start to this season shows that Pierce is also the team’s MVP. Pierce missed the first three games of the year due to injury and Boston lost all three. While the ...

Luol Deng: “The best thing that really happened for me was Coach Thibs coming over here”

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

With the exception really of adding Richard Hamilton, the Chicago Bulls came back from the lockout with the same roster intact that earned the best record in the NBA a year ago. And it looks like they have picked up right where they left off. Despite a tough early season ...

Dwyane Wade: “It was unfair some of the stuff that we had to endure”

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

When the Miami Heat got together last offseason, immediately they became the target in the NBA. Not only did they have the bulls-eye on their back because they had three All-Stars on one team, including two of the games top five players, but they also celebrated with a laser-show on ...

Doc Rivers on His Future in Boston: “It would be very difficult for me to ever leave this situation”

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The Celtics made a move at the trade deadline to deal away one of the best defensive centers in the NBA when they shipped Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City. At the time of the trade it had me scratching my head. Now after seeing them play a few games since ...

Stephen Jackson: “There is no crying in basketball.”

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Emotions often run high in sports, and that passion can lead to tears, which is often more accepted when it is on display by high school or collegiate athletes.  But is it really that different for the pros?  Just because they make millions, does that change their perspective?  No matter ...

Larry Drew Was Happy To Hear The Heat Cried And Thinks More Teams Need To Show Emotions

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

After improving the last five consecutive seasons under Mike Woodson, the Atlanta Hawks decided it was time for a new voice to be heard and named Woodson’s longtime assistant, Larry Drew, his successor.  Hoping to take advantage of the team’s athleticism, Drew installed a one-of-a-kind motion offense.  Yet the Hawks have ...

Celtic Green Is Definitely Jeff’s Favorite Color

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Right before the NBA Trade Deadline, the Boston Celtics made a trade that sent shockwaves through the NBA and surprised everyone around the league. The Celtics traded away Kendrick Perkins, one of the best, young defensive centers in the NBA for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. While Green brings a ...

Tom Thibodeau Is Focused on Championships, Not Individual Accolades

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Tom Thibodeau came from Boston with a reputation as a defensive minded coach. He has brought that same attitude with him to Chicago. The Bulls are currently the third best team in the Eastern Conference at 40-17 behind Boston and Miami. When you look at the numbers it’s easy to ...