Remember that one about Doc Rivers getting traded to the Clippers in a deal involving Kevin Garnett? Never mind. The Celtics and Clippers were informed that such an arrangement is not permitted under league trade rules.
The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
I think we can all agree that the charity hoops circuit is a little played out. NBA fans are ready for real basketball. From Washington D.C. to Philadelphia to Miami to Los Angeles to Oklahoma City, fans have seen their stars play glorified pickup games. It’s getting a little old now.
Welcome to one of the most remarkable “what if” scenarios in recent NBA history. Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett told the Dan Patrick Show –as transcribed by WEEI.com — that he could have been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007 if he had approved the move.
Playing for the second time in less than two weeks, the Los Angeles Lakers have defeated the Boston Celtics, 92-86.
Paul Pierce scored 32 points, Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 13 rebounds with a large bandage over a cut on his head, and the Boston Celtics won their NBA finals rematch with the Lakers on Sunday, overcoming Kobe Bryant’s 41 points in a 109-96 victory.
If there are more incentives for the Lakers to beat the Celtics, here it is, the Kevin Garnett, “Beat L.A.” basketball shoe.