"Big Shot Bob" wants YOU to buy his house.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: For just over a cool two million, you can pretend to be a 6-10, 16 year NBA vet.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett have heated words during the game and Melo comes through on his promis to catch up with him after.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Aren't they all a little too rich to fight in the street?
Breaking news: Boston Celtics star point guard Rajon Rondo and Nets big man Kris Humphries have been ejected from the Nets-Celtics game in Boston tonight.
Hoopsvibe's quick call: Rondo didn't have 10 assists at the time of his ejection, and that means, his streak is over.
Garnett, Rondo, and Allen feud looks explosive.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: I predict a few flying elbows the first time Allen drives the lane in Bean Town.
Garnett struck first saying he no longer has former friend and teammate, Ray Allen's, phone number in his phone. Ouch, that doesn't sound like the type of lifelong friendships everyone in Boston was talking about just a few years ago when the Big Three hung another banner? Rondo followed suit in a similar interview stating he and Allen hadn't always gotten along. Rondo told Yahoo Sports "It's just life. If you look at your job, everyone doesn't always get along with every co-worker they work with. It's just part of life." Rondo also admitted to not having spoken to Allen since his decision to go to Boston's biggest rival in the East, the Miami Heat.
Allen responded to Garnett's comments saying, "That's a shame ... I'm not really worried about it." Looks like these "friends" are now bitter enemies. Allen crossed a scared line in Garnett and Rondo's minds. It isn't simply that he left the Celtics. It's that he left the Celtics and went to their bitter rival. Boston and Miami met in the Eastern Conference Finals last year and although most people thought Boston was over-matched, it was still a hell of a battle.
This has all the makings of adding series kerosene the this already explosive fire. I predict the Celtics vs. Heat games this year will be especially chippy and look for Garnett, a noted hot-head and capable of a questionable cheap shot from time to time, to dish out at least a couple hard hits when Allen returns to Boston in a Heat uniform.
The only saving grace for Allen is he only drives to the basket these days if on one is on his half of the court. He's much more content to camp out behind the arch and wait for hit opportunity to show what a lifetime 40% 3-point shooter looks like in action.Read More
The Celtics' Paul Pierce admits he is "a little bitter" over Ray Allen going to the Miami Heat.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I can't wait for the first Celtics vs. Heat game in Boston.
Paul Pierce finally admits he was "a little bitter" over watching Ray Allen, his teammate and founding member of the Celtics' "Big Three," take his talents to South Beach. How could Pierce not be bitter? The Celtics had managed to hold on to Kevin Garnett and actually offered Allen more money than the Heat.
Pierce softened his words later in the interview by saying he understood Allen had to do what was best for his family. Yet, the two still haven't spoken since Allen announced he was leaving the Celtics for the Heat. Allen also accepted less money to play for the Heat, so how is that best for his family. The bottom line appears to be that Allen simply didn't believe the Celtics could beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference and win another championship.
Pierce went on to say, "That's what it's all about: You get in these situations, you become a free agent, and you make a decision based on what's best for you and your family. Ray will always be a brother for me. If it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't be wearing a championship ring. So the things he was able to do for this organization, will never be forgotten."
No phone calls since Allen decided to leave to Miami doesn't sound like brotherly love to me.
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Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett are free agents this year and rumor has it will leave Boston.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: It's the end of the line in Bean Town.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: You know Avery Bradley as the second year combo guard who replaced the legendary Ray Allen in the Boston Celtics’ line-up.
Well, Bradley, who has made his name as defensive stud, recently recorded a steal against the Atlanta Hawks while tying his shoe. His thievery fuelled the break and led to an alley-oop for the mighty green-and-white.
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What the Nets are thinking— reportedly — is that they need to upgrade the roster and power forward is one place they feel they can do better. The team reportedly plans to chase after Boston’s Kevin Garnett as they try to add star power for when they move into the Barclays Center.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: No way. No how. Not possible.
Kevin Garnett will not sign with the New Jersey Nets as a free agent this summer because he likes to, you know, win.
Sure, playing in Brooklyn, New York would be nice. Sure, playing in the new $1 billion Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York would be really nice. And sure, getting an amount well over market value from Mikhail Prokhorov - also known as Russia’s richest man, Vladimir Putin’s opponent in a corrupt election, and the Nets’ majority owner - would be really, really nice.
None of that translates to a second championship, though. And Garnett likes to win. Joining a rebuilding Nets team without Deron Williams, who’ll likely sign with the Dallas Mavericks this summer, makes no sense.
Garnett may or may not re-up with the Celtics. One thing is clear: he’ll go where he has a chance at a championship.
The 36-year old and future member of the Hall of Fame doesn’t have the time or temperament for anything else.
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In addition to being nearly traded, Allen was relegated to the bench by the emergence of Avery Bradley, a move that has made the Celtics more athletic and more effective defensively. Bradley’s offensive development has been one of the more surprising storylines of the NBA season.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Ray Allen has pride.
So the future member of the Hall of Fame can’t be happy losing his starting position with the Boston Celtics and nearly getting sent to the Memphis Grizzlies at the trade deadline.
Allen, a perennial All-Star and the NBA‘s greatest three-point shooter, helped the green-and-white win a championship in 2008.
He’s also sensitive. Remember, Allen and George Karl clashed several times when the two were together on some competitive Milwaukee teams.
Karl thought Allen was soft. The veteran sideline boss even told the press as much before sending him out west to his former team, the Seattle Super Sonics.
Of course, Allen’s a pro’. He won’t complain publicly. However, revenge could come this summer when the veteran becomes a free agent.
Would he take a massive discount to join the rival Miami Heat and knock down open jump shots when LeBron James and Dwyane Wade get double-teamed? Or, perhaps he’d be open to spending a year or two playing off Derrick Rose and his upstart Chicago Bulls?
Anything is possible. Just don’t expect Allen to retire. He's not done. And he has too much pride.
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