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Al Jefferson Doesn’t Like To Pay His Bets

Posted by Mike on December 5, 2008

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No, Al Jefferson is not evolving into the Pete Rose of the NBA, nor does he has Tim Donaghy’s number on speed dial. We think. But, Jefferson had a bet with his current Minneosta Timberwolves teammate, Sebastian Telfair, if Telfair could dunk a basketball, reports Hoops World. What did the pride of Coney Island do ? Well, Telfair threw the ball off the backboard and dunked it, a la Kenny Smith in the 1992 dunk contest. Well, much like the “ladies” who I have come to my house, Telfair is still waiting for his money. Apparently, Jefferson doesn’t pay people who he can beat up. More from Hoops World:

Amusing Note: Apparently Al Jefferson and Sebastian Telfair had a friendly wager; Al challenged Bassy’s ability to dunk the ball, putting $500 on it. Bassy apparently tossed the ball off the backboard and jammed it home. Bassy openly questioned Al about where his money was; Al responded jokingly “I don’t pay people I can beat up…” Guess Al forgets Sebastian is from Conley Island – they don’t play in Coney Island.

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Ray Allen Helps Keep Friend Safe In India

Posted by Mike on December 4, 2008

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Boston Celtics shooting guard, Ray Allen, has always been referred to as a consummate professional. But what Allen did on Wednesday, November 26th, was help keep long-time friend Daryl Jones safe while Jones was staying in the Oberoi Trident Hotel when it was attacked last week, reports Boston.com. When Allen first heard of the attacks from his wife, he called Jones and told him exactly what was going on, and do not, under any circumstances even if Amrita Arora is knocking on the door, don’t open it up!  With the help of Allen, Jones was able to safely come back across the pond. More from Boston.com:

Allen’s longtime friend Daryl Jones was in the Oberoi Trident Hotel when it was attacked with grenades and assault rifles in a rampage beginning Nov. 26. The Northwest Airlines flight attendant had gone to the front desk to get a new room key when he heard shooting in the lobby. Allen said Jones immediately headed to the 21st floor, where another hotel guest allowed him to hide in his room for two days.

Allen learned of the attack during a phone call from his wife, Shannon, after a win over Golden State that night. Upon arriving home, Allen gave a whispering Jones an updated television news report for about 20 minutes. Worried that Jones could be targeted because he was an American, Allen also told his friend that if a terrorist asked for his passport to say he didn’t have it and that he was Jamaican.

“When I called him, I was telling him everything I heard on TV,” Allen said yesterday. “[Jones learned] about the hotel being on fire and I told him that there was police outside. I told him, ‘This is what is happening. From what they are saying, there are still terrorists running around shooting people and throwing grenades. You need to hide and don’t open the door if someone knocks on it.’

“We talked for about 20 minutes and I told him, ‘We’ll be [by the phone] if you need to call back. If you call back, we’ll be up waiting, and if you [don’t call], just leave us a message letting us know you’re all right.’ “

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Former Boston Celtic Rodney Rogers Paralyzed

Posted by Mike on December 4, 2008

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From ESPN:

Former NBA and college basketball star Rodney Rogers is paralyzed as the result of an all-terrain vehicle accident, his college coach told the News & Observer of Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Rogers, 37, who had a 12-year NBA career and won the league’s Sixth Man Award in 1999-2000, was riding in the woods in rural Vance County, N.C., last week when he fell off the vehicle, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the newspaper reported. He was recently transferred from Duke Hospital to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, which specializes in rehabilitation for people with catastrophic injuries.

A Durham native who starred in high school football and basketball, Rogers had returned to his hometown and was working for the city public works department as a heavy machinery operator. He was promoted to a supervisory position six months ago, according to the report.

He was also volunteering as a girls’ basketball coach at a Durham middle school and had set up a computer lab at a city public housing complex, according to the report.

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Whatta Night For Rondo!

Posted by Mike on December 4, 2008

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His name might not yet be in the same sentence with Chris Paul, but Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, is quickly making a name for himself throughout the NBA. In last night’s game versus the Indiana Pacers, Rondo had 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 17 assists. Numbers that nobody thought he could put up when he was coming out of Kentucky. Now, Rondois making a strong bid to make his first All-Star team. The big question last season, was if Rondo could handle playing with three bona fide All-Stars, he had some difficulty at times, after all it was only his second season, but taking home that title last season proved to the rest of the NBA, Rajon Rondo is no joke. The Celtics have gone from the Big Three, to what looks like now to the Four Horsemen. More from Boston.com

Rondo (16 points, 13 rebounds, 17 assists) continued an impressive roll that has coincided with the Celtics’ 10-game winning streak. In the first 11 games of the season, Rondo had 78 points and 73 assists; in the next nine games, he has totaled 125 points and 81 assists.

“He’s getting everybody easy shots, making the game look simple, and making it simple for everybody,” Garnett said. “When we’re good defensively, it’s because Rondo sets the tone by picking the ball up very early.”

The last Celtic to record a triple-double was Ryan Gomes (10 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) in a 110-108 overtime win over Charlotte Nov. 8, 2006. Pierce (31 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) was the last Celtic with a triple-double in a game that did not to go to OT, a 104-101 win over Philadelphia March 8, 2006.

Asked if Rondo might be expected to total a quadruple-double, Rivers joked, “Yeah, with turnovers, maybe. It’s possible. I mean, there’s very few guys that have that ability. There’s only been about four or five of them. He has the opportunity, someday. Hopefully soon. He has speed and quickness. There is a complete difference – there are a lot of guys who aren’t fast runners but have great first steps. Rondo’s one of the exceptions; he has both. Rondo’s a playmaking guard, and for our team, it’s the perfect fit because we have so many scorers.”

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No McDyess For Celtics

Posted by Mike on November 24, 2008

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According to ESPN, Antonio McDyess is set re-sign with the Detroit Pistons on December 3rd. It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that McDyess is staying with the Pistons, he made it clear that he didn’t want to leave Detroit and he wanted to continue to play for a winner. The Celtics were hoping that they could sign McDyess just like last year with P.J. Brown, but that won’t be happening. Now the Celtics can turn their attention to possibly trading for Joe Smith. More from ESPN:

Antonio McDyess has decided to return to the Detroit Pistons.

After mulling interest from 18 NBA teams, including strong bids by Cleveland, Boston, San Antonio and Charlotte, McDyess decided Sunday to return to the team that traded him nearly three weeks ago.

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McDyess will re-sign with the Pistons on Dec. 3, after a league-mandated 30-day waiting period expires. He will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2008-09 season.

“It was a very difficult decision for him. He was weighing good offers financially, along with other variables he thought were important,” agent Andy Miller told ESPN.com. “But going into the year he had a team goal set, and to not finish up with it, he didn’t want to do that. He wants to finish the year, finish what he started in Detroit, then reevaluate after the season is over.”

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Did Scal’s Three-Pointer Give Anyone Else A Semi ?

Posted by Mike on November 19, 2008

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Quentin Richardson Thinks Celtics Would Back Down In A Different Setting

Posted by Mike on November 19, 2008

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From Boston.com:

“I think a few of those guys know they can’t just say anything to us,” said Richardson. “I’m just real curious to see what those guys will be saying if we weren’t in a basketball league, and didn’t have referees. I mean it wouldn’t be the same story. I mean they are the world champions and rah-rah-rah, but the tough part I don’t factor. I come from a neighborhood where you can say what you want to say, but ’til you do something, it don’t mean nothing. Some of those guys are happy to get a ring, but you ain’t been in the league long enough to talk to people like that. I don’t have a lot of respect for that. Like I said, I’d be curious to hear what they have to say in a different setting, I’d be very curious to see that.”

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Don’t Expect Antonio McDyess In Boston

Posted by Mike on November 18, 2008

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From Boston Herald:

The news is as expected on free agent Antonio McDyess.

The Celtics made their pitch and the big man let it slide on by. The early word after his trade from Detroit to Denver was that McDyess would take a buyout and return to the Pistons, and that is looking even more certain now. Ainge spoke to Andy Miller, McDyess’ representative.

“We spoke,” Ainge said, “but I didn’t get any sense that we should be optimistic about it.”

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Is Paul Pierce The Top Contender For MVP This Season ?

Posted by Mike on November 13, 2008

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Kevin Garnett Does His Best Dikembe Mutombo Impression

Posted by Mike on November 12, 2008

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