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Celtic Might Have Hit NBA's First 3-Pointer
Celtic Might Have Hit
NBA's First 3-Pointer
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Celtic Might Have Hit NBA's First 3-Pointer

Chris Ford was credited because his game started first

(Newser) - Chris Ford, a member of the Boston Celtics' 1981 championship team, a longtime NBA coach, and the player credited with scoring the league's first three-point basket, has died, his family announced Wednesday. He was 74. No official cause of death was given, per the AP , but the Press of ...

On First Day in US, a Surprise Event for William and Kate

Royals had much fun watching Celtics take on Miami Heat in Boston

(Newser) - It's been eight years since Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, took in an NBA game, but that streak is now over. ESPN reports that, in a surprise appearance, the royal couple showed up at Boston's TD Garden on Wednesday evening to watch the matchup between the...

Celtics Coach Ime Udoka Suspended for Whole Season

Sources say he had an improper relationship with female staffer

(Newser) - Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka had a stellar first season in charge, but he's now been suspended for the entire 2022-23 season, effective immediately. The team said in a statement Thursday night that Udoka had violated team policies and a "decision about his future with the Celtics beyond...

Bill Russell Dominated the NBA
Nobody Won
Like Bill Russell
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Nobody Won Like Bill Russell

Star won 11 championships while, Obama said, 'standing up for the rights and dignity of all men'

(Newser) - Bill Russell, the NBA Hall of Famer considered by many the greatest player in the history of team sports and a towering figure in the struggle for civil rights, died Sunday at 88. A tweet by his family statement said only that his wife, Jeannine, was at his side. Russell...

Enes Kanter Celebrates Citizenship With New Name

Celtics center is now Enes Kanter Freedom

(Newser) - Enes Kanter became an American citizen Monday—and the Turkish-born Boston Celtics center celebrated his new citizenship with a new name. Hank Fetic, the 29-year-old's manager, told the AP Monday that Kanter's name change to Enes Kanter Freedom would happen at the same time as the citizenship ceremony....

NBA Player's Video Ticks Off China
NBA Player
Slams China,
and Fallout
Is Immediate
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NBA Player Slams China, and Fallout Is Immediate

Celtics games are blacked out after Enes Kanter speaks out on Tibet

(Newser) - The NBA's already-iffy relations with China are being tested with another controversy over free speech. In this case, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter called Chinese leader Xi Jinping a "brutal dictator" and voiced his support for Tibet in a tweeted video , reports Reuters . In response, China has blacked...

NBA Fan Nearly Hits Player With Water Bottle

Boston police make an arrest after incident involving Nets guard Kyrie Irving

(Newser) - Another ugly incident between a fan and an NBA player was making headlines on Monday. This time, a fan in Boston threw a water bottle and nearly hit Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving in the head after Sunday's game, reports ESPN . Soon after, Boston police arrested a man and...

After Racy Video, Paul Pierce Is Out at ESPN

Instagram Live showed him surrounded by exotic dancers

(Newser) - Paul Pierce will no longer work as an NBA analyst for ESPN after a raunchy Instagram Live he posted over the weekend, sources say. The former Boston Celtics star was shown smoking, drinking, and playing poker in a room where exotic dancers were twerking, Front Office Sports , USA Today , and...

Hall of Famer Won at Every Level
Hall of Famer Won
at Every Level
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Hall of Famer Won at Every Level

K.C. Jones teamed with Bill Russell for NCAA and NBA titles, as well as Olympic gold

(Newser) - Basketball Hall of Famer KC Jones, a 12-time NBA champion who was one of only seven players in history to win championships in college and the pros along with an Olympic gold medal, has died. He was 88. The Celtics said Jones' family confirmed Friday that he died at an...

7-Foot-Tall 'Giant' Leads Orchestra, Busts a Move

NBA Player Tacko Fall led Boston Pops in "Sleigh Ride" at Symphony Hall

(Newser) - Boston Celtics player Tacko Fall made his debut as a guest conductor during the renowned Boston Pops orchestra's holiday concert, the AP reports. The 7-foot-6 center took the stage to lead the orchestra in a rendition of the song "Sleigh Ride" at Boston's Symphony Hall Monday night....

Boston Celtics Great John Havlicek Dies at 79
Celtics Legend
John Havlicek Dies
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Celtics Legend John Havlicek Dies

1965 play immortalized him forever

(Newser) - John Havlicek's legacy was built over 16 years with the Boston Celtics, eight of them as NBA champions, making him among the best to ever play the game. One play immortalized him forever. "Havlicek stole the ball!" Celtics radio announcer Johnny Most screamed, a moment that remains...

Bomb Scare on Boston Celtics Plane
Bomb Scare on
Boston Celtics Plane

Bomb Scare on Boston Celtics Plane

Team lands safely in Oklahoma City, no bomb found

(Newser) - The Boston Celtics got a scare when they were told of a bomb threat on their private flight to Oklahoma City. The Boston Globe reports the plane landed safely around 5:00pm at Will Rogers World Airport, where players were told to leave their bags and proceed to their hotel....

Carmelo Anthony Suspended After Celtics Tiff

Confronted Kevin Garnett multiple times

(Newser) - Carmelo Anthony has been suspended for a game after a series of verbal face-offs with Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics. The New York Knicks forward will sit out tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers, ESPN reports. "There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a...

Shaq Retires | Shaquille O'Neal Announces Retirement in Online Video
 Shaq Announces Retirement 

Shaq Announces Retirement

Drops the news in online video

(Newser) - Shaquille O’Neal is ending his Hall of Fame NBA career—not that he’s told the Celtics. The Big Diesel/Shamrock announced his retirement in a brief video posted online today. “We did it. Nineteen years, baby,” he said. “I want to thank you very much, that’...

Endorsement Extravaganza Awaits New Celtic Shaq

'Marketing giant' heads to sports-mad Boston

(Newser) - Shaquille O'Neal will be paid the veteran minimum as a Celtic , but he probably won't have to worry about making ends meet—Boston businesses are already lining up to pitch endorsement deals, reports the Herald . "The minute I heard about him coming, I thought about the idea," says...

Lakers Win NBA Finals
 Lakers Win NBA Finals 

Lakers Win NBA Finals

Celtics beaten 83-79 as Lakers claim 16th title

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 16th NBA championship, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 of the NBA finals. Kobe Bryant scored 23 points despite 6-of-24 shooting while winning his fifth title with the Lakers, who repeated as NBA champions...

Few Voters Go to Polls in Primary for Kennedy's Seat

Martha Coakley favored in less-than-energetic race

(Newser) - A handful of voters have been trickling into polls around Massachusetts today for the special election that will almost certainly determine Ted Kennedy’s successor. As few as 300,000 to 500,000 may vote in the Democratic primary, the winner of which is expected to trounce Republican Scott Brown....

Top US Sports City: Pittsburgh
 Top US Sports City: Pittsburgh 
OPINION

Top US Sports City: Pittsburgh

Having NFL, NHL champions gives it a leg up on Penn. rival Philadelphia

(Newser) - With championship NFL and NHL teams and solid college squads, Pittsburgh is America’s top sports city, the Sporting News rules. “Sports fans in Western Pennsylvania have had a lot to be proud of these last 12 months. Pittsburgh truly is the City of Champions,” says Mayor Luke...

Forget Red: Jackson Is NBA's Greatest

10-time champion leaves 'curmudgeon' in the dust

(Newser) - With his 10th NBA championship win yesterday, Phil Jackson has shattered the record of Red Auerbach, a man who “loathed” Jackson and believed his nine championships as coach could never be surpassed, writes Adrian Wojnarowski on Yahoo. “Roll over Red. Phil Jackson is the greatest coach ever,”...

Boston Sports Fans Think Pink
 Boston Sports Fans Think Pink 
OPINION

Boston Sports Fans Think Pink

Fans sporting the feminine hue in the seats is sure sign of success in Beantown

(Newser) - Talk about an embarrassment of riches. The Boston Bruins have long toiled in the shadow of the Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots, but there's a surefire way to tell that the local NHL entry's hot streak is the real thing, Charles P. Pierce writes for OT, the Globe's weekly sports...

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