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Irish Coffee: Top 5 plays by Celtics during NBA lockout

Wake up with the Celtics [1] and your daily dose of Irish Coffee ‘€¦

The latest news from collective bargaining negotiations [2] 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 [3] or ones sustaining the lockout [4]. 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 [5]‘s killer crossover at the Impact Basketball Competitive Training Series in Las Vegas (2:45)

3. Jeff Green [6]‘s lefty dunk on JaJuan Johnson [7] in the Goodman League vs. Indy Pro-Am exhibition (0:55)

2. Paul Pierce [8]‘s go-ahead 3-pointer at “Legends of the Phog” University of Kansas alumni game

1. Rajon Rondo [9]‘s no-look alley-oop to Kenneth Faried for the Big Blue All-Stars

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Željko Obradović, head coach of Greek club Panathinaikos B.C., told worldwide basketball website Sportando.net [10] that his team denied Celtics All-Star forward Kevin Garnett [11]‘s offer to play for them. …

If Doc Rivers [12] could coach any team in any era, he would coach the 1985-86 NBA champion Celtics [13]. “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 [14] of University of Kentucky freshman guard Marquis Teague — younger brother of Hawks guard Jeff Teague [15] — by Rajon Rondo, Wildcats head coach John Calipari [16] 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 [17] from Glen Davis [18] will benefit Lakers forward Derrick Caracter. And every Lakers fan ever just shook his head in disbelief. The NBA lockout: It’s FAN-tastic!

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