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Irish Coffee: Reggaeton, President Obama & the Celtics 03.09.11 at 11:40 am ET
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Wake up with the Celtics and your daily dose of Irish Coffee ‘€¦

I’€™ve got to tip my hat to Celtics Hub for reminding everybody that new Celtics backup point guard Carlos Arroyo is also a Reggaeton (think Akon, in Spanish) star in his native country of Puerto Rico. He’€™s released two singles: ‘€œOculto Secreto’€ and the more popular ‘€œSe Va Conmigo’€ with a dude named Yomo.

Thanks to AllTheLyrics.com, we now have a (very) loose translation of the ‘€œSe Va Conmigo’€ (‘€œGo Away With Me’€) remix performed with Ivy Queen, and it’€™s obviously pretty amazing ‘€¦

To me, it’€™s enough to look for an affair.
I told you, I go with you.
If you tell me, I continue,
And without telling me, I follow you.
If you know it, I’€™m a hired killer.
I catch you when you get in my area.

What you like is that I have fury,
That I speak to you clearly
And that I don’€™t go on with you with sweet talk.
I don’€™t mind nothing, I leave.
Speaking clearly, you know well what I give.

That’€™s enough games, and bring me down the ego.
I’€™m not made of ice, and you like that.
We go without detour that I’€™m shrewder
Pa, pa, papi.

What’€™s what?
Do you want it in English or in Portuguese?
He’€™s looking for that I catch him, he asks it.
I warn him, and he continues.

Truly, she has me with the slow note.
She don’€™t mind nothing, she leaves.
She leaves with me without fear of to fail,
Because her wish is that I put her to sweat.
She excels with her skirt.

Mini mami, I know you are a hired killer.
Whatever I say, I know you die in my area.
Nice, sexy, exotic.

Obviously, my favorite parts are, ‘€œHer wish is that I put her to sweat,’€ and, ‘€œShe excels with her skirt.’€ And, yes, I’€™m going to use those lines all the time now.

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Glen Davis on the new guys: ‘They’ve got to adjust to the Celtics way’ 03.08.11 at 6:24 pm ET
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WALTHAM — Turns out there’s a method to Glen Davis‘ apparent madness – or at least his sometimes goofy behavior.

He just wants to let all the new players acquired in the last two weeks know that they’re part of the family now. And talking and playing around with them in practice is just his way of getting to know them.

“Basketball is basketball,” Davis began. “I play the Celtics way. They’ve got to adjust to the Celtics way. I don’t have any worries or anything like that but just getting the feel for each player. I’m going to have to do that. That’s why I try to interact with everybody, see who they are as people and hope that when I get back on the court have that translate into basketball terminology on the court.”

As for that problematic left knee, Davis said the patellar tendinitis is getting better and better but he’s still limited.

“Just watching a lot of film, trying to drop some lbs before the playoffs start so I can be out there jumping like a jack rabbit,” Davis quipped.

While he can watch film and shadow box with Paul Pierce – as he did after practice Tuesday, what is he not allowed to do while he’s waiting to get cleared for practice?

“Just a lot of up and down, a lot of jumping, things like that,” Davis said. “I’m not doing any jumping or any shooting or anything like that. I’ll try to do that in the next couple of days.

“I’m going to practice soon, I don’t know when but soon, whenever they let me.”

Davis was then asked the classic, ‘Would this injury keep you out of the playoffs?’ question.

“Oh, no way,” he answered without hesitation. “It’s the playoffs. I could play with that. It’s only for a couple of weeks, right? I’ve been playing with this for the whole season so far, half the year. A couple of weeks isn’t going to hurt. As long as I don’t get to the point where I can’t walk, perform or play.”

Read More: Boston Celtics, Carlos Arroyo, Glen Davis, NBA
Good news on Glen Davis, not so much Delonte West and Von Wafer at 2:27 pm ET
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WALTHAM — After sounding hopeful on Saturday that Delonte West would return Wednesday against the Clippers, Doc Rivers ruled that possiblity out following practice on Tuesday. West has missed the last four games with a sprained right ankle and was limited to working out on an exercise bicycle Tuesday while the team held an open practice.

“He’s not going to play [Wednesday],” “I think he’s doubtful for Friday, as well. We’re hoping Sunday.”

Meanwhile, Von Wafer is also battling leg issues and Rivers said his back-up guard, injured against Golden State last Friday, is out indefinitely. “Von is going to miss a while. He’s nowhere close to coming back,” Rivers said.

There was some good news as Rivers sounded much more hopeful with regard to Glen Davis, who is battling left knee soreness. The power forward has missed the last two games with patellar tendinitis.

“Baby said he felt great today but we’re going to hold him out for the next two games, for sure,” Rivers said.

The Celtics play the Clippers at TD Garden Wednesday night before traveling to Philadelphia for a Friday night game with the 76ers. They host Milwaukee on Sunday night.

Also, Carlos Arroyo participated in his first practice Tuesday with the Celtics after being signed to a veteran minimum pro-rated contract for the remainder of the season over the weekend. Arroyo is expected to be available on Wednesday night when the Celtics play the Clippers.

‘€œHe played against us in two playoff series. He should know some of our stuff. That’€™s the way we look at it. But he’€™s a point guard, been a point guard all his life. So I think some of the stuff, he’€™ll pick up pretty quickly. All the nuances of things, that’€™ll just take time,’€ Rivers said.

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Welcome to town, Carlos Arroyo at 12:41 pm ET
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WALTHAM — Sporting a bandage on his left [non-shooting] middle finger, Carlos Arroyo showed up for his first official practice with his new team on Tuesday at the Boston Celtics training facility.

He was given time at the point guard, opposite Rajon Rondo, while Delonte West [sprained right ankle] continued to watch from the sideline and go through stretching exercises.

If cleared West could join Arroyo in time for Wednesday’s game against Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers.

After celebrating his 39th birthday on Sunday, Shaquille O’Neal, meanwhile, was not at practice and has not been cleared yet from a strained right Achilles.

Read More: Boston Celtics, Carlos Arroyo, Delonte West, Los Angeles Clippers
Irish Coffee: The Shaqtionary at 11:04 am ET
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Wake up with the Celtics and your daily dose of Irish Coffee ‘€¦

The oldest player in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal celebrated his 39th birthday where most almost over-the-hill men celebrate their birthdays — at Boston Children’s Museum.

The Celtics center who hasn’t played since Feb. 1 — and has already missed 25 games this season — told reporters he was 85 percent and would not return until he’s fully healthy, which could be as soon as next week. Here are the quotes from his birthday celebration, courtesy of The Globe:

  • ‘€œHopefully, in the next week [I'€™ll be back]. They want me back at 100 percent. I tried to run on it the other day, and it felt pretty good, but I took a step back and I’€™m going to get back out there in a few days. I don’€™t really feel like I’€™m 39.’€™’€™
  • ‘€œIf I can walk, I can play, and I asked many times to shoot it up, and you know, they refuse. And the Big Three said they want me at 100 percent healthy, so I’€™m getting there.’€™’€™
  • ‘€œI have a little Achilles soreness. It gets better, it comes back, it gets better, it comes back. It’€™s better. Dr. [Brian] McKeon is doing a great job. I’€™ve been working out twice a day, getting treatment. It’€™ll be right.’€™’€™
  • ‘€œ[Kendrick] Perkins has meant a lot to this city, and he really helped them get No. 17 and we’€™re going to miss him. He was my main man. Everybody loves Perk. I love him. We became real good friends, and I congratulated him on his new deal. But this is a business. He’€™s going to be missed. We had a great time this year being on the same team.’€™’€™

So, there you have it. Danny Ainge, Doc Rivers, trainer Ed Lacerte, Dr. Brian McKeon and the Big Three all want Shaq to wait until he’s 100 percent before he returns to the court. He could play right now, but he’s won’t. The Celtics don’t need him now; they need him in the playoffs, so why rush him back? It’s a smart move by the Celtics, so can we just take it easy on the Shaq Watch?

Which brings me to a much more important topic. In honor of Shaq’s 39th birthday – which he called ShaqDay, which makes almost no sense — we scoured UrbanDictionary.com for the ultimate Shaqtionary, described as “the book that will be used to document all of the words that Shaquille O’Neal manages to create during his scrabble games.”

Of course, we eliminated the dirtiest definitions — like Shaq Off and Shaq’s Arm (use your imagination) – and came up with the following list …

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Read More: Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce
Irish Coffee: One wild Celtics weekend 03.07.11 at 3:04 pm ET
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Wake up with the Celtics and your daily dose of Irish Coffee ‘€¦

Ok, so let me get this straight: I’€™m out of touch for one weekend, and we learn Shaquille O’€™Neal might’€™ve saved Notorious BIG, Marcus Banks wanted to be a male model more than a Celtic, Kendrick Perkins is (obviously) no Dennis Johnson, a reality TV star painted herself in green to honor the Celtics, Doc Rivers‘€™ family has already won a title this year and the Heat cry more than Dick Vermeil.

Let’€™s sort through a weekend of wild stories that revolved around the Celtics ‘€¦

In an interview for ESPN’€™s Outside the Lines, Shaq revealed why — even 14 years later — he believes he could’€™ve saved his friend Christopher Wallace (aka, Notorious BIG or Biggie Smalls).

On his 25th birthday, Shaq met up with the legendary rapper, who invited the then-Lakers center to an after party following the Soul Train Music Awards two days later. On March 8, 1997, Shaq dressed in a white suit and waited for his security officer to pick him up and take him to the party. But he fell asleep.

‘€œI woke up about 4 o’€™clock from a call from my mother,’€ Shaq told OTL. ‘€œShe said, ‘€˜Did you go to the party?’€™ I’€™m like, ‘€˜No, what are you talking about?’€™ She said, ‘€˜You know, your friend was shot and killed.’€™’€

Wallace and his entourage left the after party around 12:30 a.m. in two Suburbans. A black Chevrolet Impala pulled up alongside one of the SUVs, the driver rolled down his window and he fired four bullets into Wallace’€™s chest. By 1:15 a.m., Wallace had been pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

‘€œIf Shaq would’€™ve said, ‘€˜You know what, I’€™m going to come with y’€™all,’€™ I’€™m sure him and BIG would’€™ve ridden together,’€ added Lil’€™ Cease, a member of the rap group Junior MAFIA. ‘€œThat’€™s the type of person BIG was. ‘€¦ And I’€™m sure Shaq would’€™ve had security, and I’€™m sure BIG would’€™ve had another security come with him that day just to make sure Shaq would’€™ve been all right. So, I definitely think if Shaq would’€™ve been there, it definitely would’€™ve changed. It definitely would’€™ve changed.’€

Um, way to make Shaq feel better, Lil’€™ Cease. Definitely would’€™ve changed? A little strong, don’€™t you think? Just as easily, somebody could’€™ve opened fire on Biggie’€™s car, killing both him and Shaq. The moral of the story kids, as always, is that falling asleep on the couch is never a bad thing.

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Report: Carlos Arroyo is the newest new Celtic 03.05.11 at 3:22 pm ET
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WALTHAM — The Celtics search for a back-up point guard has ended with Carlos Arroyo, according to the Boston Herald.

The paper reported Saturday that the team was looking at several options but favored him over veteran Antonio Daniels, who was attempting a comeback with the Texas Legends of the D-League. The Herald reports Arroyo was signed to a pro-rated veteran minimum contract for the rest of the season, and that he could join the team in time for Sunday’s game against Milwaukee.

Arroyo was waived by the Heat earlier this week to make room for the signing of Mike Bibby. In 49 games this year (42 starts) for the Heat, Arroyo averaged 5.6 points and 2.0 assists per game in just over 20 minutes a night.

The move was necessitated when Delonte West went down with a sprained right ankle last weekend and Von Wafer strained his right calf during Friday’s win over the Warriors.

To make room for Arroyo, the team informed center Chris Johnson after Saturday’s practice they would not be extending his 10-day contract.

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