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Irish Coffee: Top 5 plays by Celtics during NBA lockout

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On October 21, 2011 @ 2:49 pm In General | No Comments

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

The latest news from collective bargaining negotiations [1] between NBA owners and players isn’t good. Media members can’t decide whether Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck is among owners who actually want a season [2] or ones sustaining the lockout [3]. Either way, the biggest losers in all of this are NBA fans. This list of top of Top 5 plays by Celtics during the NBA lockout goes out to us losers (wait, what?):

5. Glen “Big Baby” Davis seemingly losing to a fourth-grader at the IMG Basketball Academy

4. Avery Bradley‘s killer crossover at the Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas (2:45)

3. Jeff Green‘s lefty dunk on JaJuan Johnson in the Goodman League vs. Indy Pro-Am exhibition (0:55)

2. Paul Pierce‘s go-ahead 3-pointer at “Legends of the Phog” University of Kansas alumni game

1. Rajon Rondo‘s no-look alley-oop to Kenneth Faried for the Big Blue All-Stars



Is Kevin Garnett's interest in Greece mythology? (AP)

Željko Obradović, head coach of Greek club Panathinaikos B.C., told worldwide basketball website Sportando.net [5] that his team denied Celtics All-Star forward Kevin Garnett‘s offer to play for them. …

If Doc Rivers could coach any team in any era, he would coach the 1985-86 NBA champion Celtics [6]. “I’d love to coach Danny Ainge, since he’s my GM. I would love to just get a hold of him a little bit. That would be great.” …

In an article that details the mentorship [7] of University of Kentucky freshman guard Marquis Teague — younger brother of Hawks guard Jeff Teague — by Rajon Rondo, Wildcats head coach John Calipari once again heaped praise on the Celtics point guard:

“Right now, I can’t tell you how hard Rondo is working. It’s incredible. As this thing comes back, Rondo will have a knockout year, no question in my mind. They are going to look at who the heck is this guy in Boston because of how hard he’s working.” …

IMG training coordinator Dan Barto said he hopes mentorship [8] from Glen Davis will benefit Lakers forward Derrick Caracter. And every Lakers fan ever just shook his head in disbelief. The NBA lockout: It’s FAN-tastic!

(Have a question, concern or conception for tomorrow’s Irish Coffee? Send a message to @brohrbach [9] on Twitter.)

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[1] news from collective bargaining negotiations: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/paul-flannery/2011/10/21/lockout-never-ends

[2] owners who actually want a season: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/fuse_lit_on_season_as_sides_point_4ZSoa0a41HGc9Z4mnZ4aJI

[3] ones sustaining the lockout: https://twitter.com/#!/AlexKennedyNBA/status/127229327740907520

[4] Image: http://greenstreet.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Kevin-Garnett.jpg

[5] told worldwide basketball website Sportando.net: https://twitter.com/#!/SportandoBasket/status/127151041304203265

[6] he would coach the 1985-86 NBA champion Celtics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFTGWXVtbg

[7] an article that details the mentorship: http://mississippistate.scout.com/2/1119693.html

[8] said he hopes mentorship: http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2011/10/derrick-caracter-successful-season.html

[9] @brohrbach: https://twitter.com/#!/brohrbach

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