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Irish Coffee: Magic president claims Celtics ‘act tough’

01.19.11 at 12:51 pm ET
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The Orlando Sentinel executed a midseason Q&A session with the Magic’s version of Danny Ainge — president of basketball operations Otis Smith — and he essentially called the Celtics a bunch of what singer Everlast called “fake tough guys, trying to act hard.” Here’s the exchange:

  • Sentinel: One could argue the Celtics are tough.
  • Smith: They act tough. They’re not really tough. They act tough.

The Celtics are just 5-8 against the Magic during the regular season since the arrival of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, but they own a 7-6 advantage against Orlando in the postseason — and that’s without Garnett in the lineup for a 4-3 Eastern Conference semifinals loss during the 2008-09 playoffs. The C’s ousted the Magic 4-2 in the conference finals last season, when many critics questioned the Magic’s toughness (rightfully so).

JERMAINE O’NEAL HAS A FASHION LINE?

Perhaps you'll be seeing Luke Harangody rock this Le Jaunty look from Jermaine O'Neal.

The future of Jermaine O’Neal‘s basketball career remains in limbo, as we await a decision Wednesday on how he’ll treat his knee moving forward this season, but he may already be setting himself up for his next venture as a fashion mogul.

O’Neal will be rolling out a new fashion line of casual sportswear, Le Jaunty, over the course of the 2011 calendar year.

“I’ve always been into fashion,” O’Neal told WWD.com. “I’m from Columbia, S.C., and my family is very religious. We’d go to church and Sunday school and we always had to dress up. I enjoyed that.”

Just when you thought O’Neal’s season couldn’t get less interesting …

THE ASSOCIATION: EPISODE 2

Eipsode 2 of the behind-the-scenes documentary “The Association: Boston Celtics” airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Episode 1 was a must-see for any Celtics fan. Here’s the remaining schedule:

  • Episode 2: Friday, 7 p.m.
  • Episode 3: Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
  • Episode 4: March 16, 7 p.m.
  • Episode 5: April 15, 8 p.m.

Don’t forget to set your DVR after checking out this preview of Episode 2 and these deleted scenes of Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Shaquille O’Neal, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers:

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL’S DOUBLE STUFF

Promoting Oreo’s Double Stuf Racing League, Shaq showed up to the Prudential Center in Boston for a ton of awkward “twist it, lick it, dunk it” moments. Enjoy:

(Have a question, concern or conception for tomorrow’s Irish Coffee or a future mailbag? Send an e-mail to brohrbach@weei.com or a Twitter message to @brohrbach.)

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