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Irish Coffee: Manny Pacquiao loves the Celtics

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On October 27, 2011 @ 12:18 pm In General | No Comments

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

When Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao plays basketball, he wears a Kevin Garnett [2] Celtics jersey — and drops 15-foot buckets like No. 5. Maybe Garnett should implement the old bounce-the-ball-off-the-defender’s-knees move from the embedded video. If only the 5-foot-7 Pac-Man were a foot taller.

Pacquiao’s man love for KG & Co. — and vice versa — has long been publicized. Soon after the 2008 NBA title run, a bunch of Celtics attended the southpaw’s victory against David Diaz in Las Vegas and celebrated with him afterward [3]. In March 2009, Pacquiao sent a bunch of autographed boxing gloves [4] to the Celtics prior to a game. And last summer, Paul Pierce [5] called Pacquiao the “best pound-for-pound boxer in the world [6].”

Pacquiao’s next fight just happens to be against Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas on Nov. 12. I’m guessing it’s no coincidence that Allen Iverson [7]‘s Las Vegas Superstar Challenge is scheduled for Nov. 12-13, and Pierce is involved [8]. Let’s just say there could be a few players battling hangovers in the championship game of The Answer’s two-day tournament. Good thing Iverson has no distractions during the showcase.

Maybe Garnett, Pierce and Rajon Rondo [9] could also link up with Pac-Man when they visit Macau — about a two-hour flight from the Philippines — during the All-Star World Classic tour that begins in Puerto Rico on Sunday. All three Celtics are scheduled to participate [10] in the exhibition along with Kobe Bryant [11] and 10 others.

Or maybe the NBA lockout will end by Sunday [12], and Pacquiao can watch all 82 Celtics games on TV.

(Have a question, concern or conception for tomorrow’€™s Irish Coffee? Send a message to @brohrbach [13] on Twitter.)

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

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

[3] celebrated with him afterward: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc_zaPRZFsA

[4] sent a bunch of autographed boxing gloves: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2010/03/10/pacquiao-fights-for-the-celtics/

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

[6] best pound-for-pound boxer in the world: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2010/08/17/pierce-talks-pacquiao-greatest-athlete-to-ever-live/

[7] Allen Iverson: http://media.weei.com/basketball/allen-iverson.htm

[8] Pierce is involved: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=mc-spears_allen_iverson_102611

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

[10] scheduled to participate: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7153013/kobe-bryant-kevin-durant-headline-world-all-star-classic-game-puerto-rico

[11] Kobe Bryant: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kobe-bryant.htm

[12] maybe the NBA lockout will end by Sunday: http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/21150451/progress-nba-talks-full-season-possible

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

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