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Author: Rich Jensen

If we're being honest, it all stopped making sense a long long time ago.

By: Rich Jensen | May 16, 2018 I think Shakespeare got drunk after he finished King Lear. That he had a ball writing it. —Louis Auchincloss The hospital Celtics have a 2-0 lead against the Cleveland Cavs and the man who has been their bête noire for the better part of a decade. LeBron has scored over a thousand points against the Celtics in the playoffs, and he has ended more Celtics playoff series than any other basketball player. That’s right. None of the old rivalries—not during the battles waged in the 80s, certainly not during the triumphs of...

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Parish to Stevens: 'Win something first.'

By: Rich Jensen | May 15, 2018 “I think he gets a little too much praise, but I like what he’s doing,” the Celtics great told cohosts Jonathan Hood and Rick Mahorn on Sirius XM NBA Radio Monday. “They’re giving him all the love like he won three or four championships. Come on now. Win something first, with all the love he’s getting.” Parish called Stevens “a solid coach” whose performance is worthy of proper acknowledgement, but the four-time NBA champion said the excess of plaudits is disproportionate to what Stevens has accomplished. “I’m not saying Brad Stevens should...

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…So you're telling me there's a chance?

By: Rich Jensen | May 15, 2018 (Source) Tonight, Mike Zarren will be representing the Celtics at the bizarre Freemason-ceremony-esque ritual that is the NBA draft lottery. He’s asked the internet whether he should wear his lucky Celtics jacket (jacket to the lottery was the call, by a 2:1 margin) As a reminder of how it all works– (This is a ‘gravity’ machine–all the balls weigh the same–allegedly–usually about 80g) (This is an air lottery machine–the NBA passes this off as the Device used in the Chamber of Secrets, but there’s no way of independently verifying that–these balls are...

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Your Morning Dump… Where Dad Brad finds your praise 'uncomfortable'

By: Rich Jensen | May 15, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. On Monday, asked about the glowing evaluations of his performance in the playoffs, Stevens once again made sure to push aside any credit. “Yeah, it’s silly,” Stevens said. “The praise is uncomfortable, and it’s just something that these guys should be getting it all. We all have a role to play, and we all need to play that role as well as we can.” In...

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