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Celtics: Irish Coffee

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On September 28, 2010 @ 7:35 am In General | 2 Comments

Wake up with the Celtics [1] and your daily dose of Irish Coffee …

Yesterday, the Celtics held their annual Media Day extravaganza, leading into today’s training camp kickoff. Check out the top five quotes that came out of a day that featured Shaq donning green [2] for the first time …

Kendrick Perkins [3] on Game 7 vs. the Lakers [4]: “If I would have played we would have won for sure. By double-figures.”

Shaquille O’Neal [5] on Kobe Bryant’s five rings [6]: “Yeah, I heard it. My whole career I’ve been the measuring stick. Glad to see I’m still relevant. I would’ve been more upset, more hurt, if Tim Duncan [7] would’ve made the comment. I don’t compete with guards. They have the ball more than I do, they shoot way more than I do. You can’t compete with guards. I’m only competing with Tim Duncan, so hopefully I can get No. 5 before Tim Duncan, respectfully before Tim Duncan.”

Kevin Garnett [8] on the 2010-11 season [9]: “I’m really excited, really excited. I don’t like us, I love us. I like how we are, I like our depth, and I’m eager to start.”

Jermaine O’Neal [10] on his new team [11]: “I haven’t walked into a locker room where we talked about winning a championship and a championship only in a long time.”

Delonte West [12] on the truth of the LeBron’s mom rumors [13]: “Not at all. I come from an era where you don’t say nothing bad about someone’s parent, so not at all.”

Nate Robinson [14] hijinks

On the bus ride down to training camp in Newport, Nate Robinson played a few pranks on his sleeping teammates–including Shaq, KG and Delonte–and he posted the pictures to prove it on his Twitter page [15]. Funny stuff.

Antoine Walker’s unemployment

Just a fantastic piece [16] on Antoine Walker by David Aldridge. It’s blunt. He cited one coach who called the former first-round pick “a bad guy in Boston.” Walker touched on his gambling problem and how a “terrible decision” to invest in Chicago real estate led to losses in the double-digit millions. He talked about how he’s had to shrink his inner-circle to a select few, which includes M.L. Carr. After ballooning to almost 300 pounds, Walker is back down to about 265 and looking for a job. So far, though, he’s been turned down by everybody, including the Heat, who he won a championship with in 2006.

“He is a long, long way from the Shimmy and the three All-Star appearances,” writes Aldridge, “and the days he and Paul Pierce [17] were the Celtics’ future, and the day that he signed an extension in Boston that should have taken care of his family for life. There’s no buzz that I can detect that there’s a team interested, so Walker will wait and see if someone goes down during camp and a team needs a body. He wouldn’t mind a camp invite just so he can stay in shape, even if there’s not a real prospect of a job.

“And if it ends for him here? Well, he’s been poor before.”

Paul Pierce, the blogger

Pierce posted a blog [18] on the Boston.com website yesterday. He described how meaningful his high school jersey retirement ceremony.

“Of all the things in my career,” he wrote, “going back to Inglewood High School and having my jersey retired this week in front of my family and friends and the people in my community who supported me from the beginning, was one of the most memorable.”

Considering his career includes an NBA title, that’s saying a lot.

Celtics Late Night Show

Listen to our own Paul Flannery on the Celtics Late Night Show [19] by Gino’s Jungle. He touches on all things green, including Media Day, why fans will like Jermaine O’Neal, Shaq’s star quality, KG’s health, why Rajon Rondo [20] doesn’t watch basketball and the addition of Lawrence Frank [21] to the coaching staff.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[2] donning green: http://bostonherald.com/sports/basketball/celtics/view.bg?articleid=1284826&position=1

[3] Kendrick Perkins: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kendrick-perkins.htm

[4] on Game 7 vs. the Lakers: http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nba/news/story?id=5623348

[5] Shaquille O’Neal: http://media.weei.com/basketball/shaquille-oneal.htm

[6] on Kobe Bryant’s five rings: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/paul-flannery/2010/09/28/five-things-we-learned-celtics-media-day?page=0,1

[7] Tim Duncan: http://media.weei.com/basketball/tim-duncan.htm

[8] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

[9] on the 2010-11 season: http://www.projo.com/celtics/content/sp_bkn_celts_journal_27_09-28-10_4DK3QGK_v3.1ec44e8.html

[10] Jermaine O’Neal: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jermaine-oneal.htm

[11] on his new team: http://www.necn.com/09/27/10/Celtics-notes-Jermaine-ONeal-leaves-the-/landing_sports.html?blockID=319537&feedID=3352

[12] Delonte West: http://media.weei.com/basketball/delonte-west.htm

[13] on the truth of the LeBron’s mom rumors: http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2010/09/28/celtics_hope_west_may_be_going_in_a_new_direction/

[14] Nate Robinson: http://media.weei.com/basketball/nate-robinson.htm

[15] on his Twitter page: http://plixi.com/p/47526042

[16] a fantastic piece: http://www.nba.com/2010/news/features/david_aldridge/09/27/morning-tip-antione-walker/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

[17] Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm

[18] posted a blog: http://boston.com/community/blogs/paul_pierce/2010/09/high_school_honor_fitness_fest.html

[19] Celtics Late Night Show: http://celticslatenightshow.com/listen-live/

[20] Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm

[21] Lawrence Frank: http://media.weei.com/basketball/lawrence-frank.htm

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