It took all of about 30 seconds after the final seconds of Game 5 ticked off until we got the definitive meme of Celtics/Heat -- and maybe of the 2012 NBA Playoffs. As the Heat entered the tunnel to hit the showers, ESPN's cameras picked up the voice of a young child desperately trying to cheer up LeBron James and D Wade.
Mars was right. It's all about the shoes.
RAY ALLEN is notoriously obsessive about everything. He's legendary for his pre-game routine, which starts three hours before gametime. As a kid, he's said he was borderline OCD. You don't get to be the NBA's all-time three-point champ without having a touch of crazy in you.
By now you've all probably heard the news that The Big Aristotle has touched down in Boston. And while the Shaq of yesteryear (pictured above)
would've launched us into the Miami Heat stratosphere of odds-on
favorites to knock off the Lakers, there's really no downside to this
man of many names accepted a two-year contract worth far less than what he's
accustomed to -- somewhere in the vicinity of $19 million less than the 20
he banked with the Cavs last season.
Umm . . . dudes?Looks like through the duration of the NBA Finals, Boston is a two-newspaper town. Editors and ad salesmen at the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe must’ve woken up with hard nipples this morning, as the Department of Public Works (DPW) removed the street boxes for every other local publication from Kenmore Square — including Stuff and the Boston Phoenix — from Kenmore Square.
In what may prove to be one of the smartest moves by an NBA player in
recent memory, Lakers forward Lamar Odom is contemplating leaving his pregnant wife and reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, back in Los Angeles when his team visits the Garden for next Tuesday's Game 3."It's a little more hostile in Boston," said Odom in a recent interview with Yahoo Sports.
It was all over the 11 o'clock news tonight: LA Times blogger Ted Green's "YOUR GUIDE TO HATING THE CELTICS" -- not much to write home about, just another workmanlike piece of half-assed partisanship, of the sort cranked out by second-string reporters at third-rate daily newspapers during playoff downtime.
The gist? The Celtics are crybabbies ("They cry more than Best Actress winners at the Oscars.