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Irish Coffee: Magic president claims Celtics ‘act tough’

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On January 19, 2011 @ 12:51 pm In General | 1 Comment

Wake up with the Celtics and your daily dose of Irish Coffee ‘€¦

The Orlando Sentinel executed a midseason Q&A session [1] 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 [2] and Ray Allen [3], 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 [4] HAS A FASHION LINE?

The future of Jermaine O’Neal‘s basketball career remains in limbo, as we await a decision Wednesday [5] 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.

‘€œI’€™ve always been into fashion,’€ O’€™Neal told WWD.com [6]. ‘€œI’€™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 [7]” airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Episode 1 [8] 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 [9], Shaquille O’Neal [10], Paul Pierce [11] and Doc Rivers [12]:

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL’S DOUBLE STUFF

Promoting Oreo’s Double Stuf Racing League [13], Shaq showed up to the Prudential Center [14] 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 [15] or a Twitter message to @brohrbach [16].)


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URLs in this post:

[1] midseason Q&A session: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/mobile/sports/os-orlando-magic-otis-smith-0119-20110114,0,4360911,full.story

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

[3] Ray Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ray-allen-celtics.htm

[4] JERMAINE O’NEAL: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jermaine-oneal.htm

[5] a decision Wednesday: http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/celtics/2011/01/18/celtics-storm-delays-decision-on-jermaine-oneals-knee-surgery/

[6] O’€™Neal told WWD.com: http://www.wwd.com/eyescoop/celtics-jermaine-o-neal-launches-men-s-line-3418786

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

[8] Episode 1: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4678578/the-association-episode-1

[9] Glen “Big Baby” Davis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkE5TlNfJa0&feature=player_embedded

[10] Shaquille O’Neal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnKnQWT50MI&feature=channel

[11] Paul Pierce: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRc4crrPwDA&feature=channel

[12] Doc Rivers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI5AXi5X1R8&feature=channel

[13] Oreo’s Double Stuf Racing League: http://www.nabiscoworld.com/oreo/dsrl/home.aspx

[14] Prudential Center: http://media.weei.com/hockey/prudential-center.htm

[15] brohrbach@weei.com: mailto:brohrbach@weei.com

[16] @brohrbach: http://twitter.com/brohrbach

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