|Starbury TV: Ballet, Bottled Water and Vaseline||07.28.09 at 11:20 pm ET|
– After proclaiming, “I’m just talking and I’m going on and on,” Marbury declared, “I don’t play basketball no more. I’m an entertainer.”
– He later poured a bottle of water on himself while rapping Rocko’s “Umma do me” and laughed that people would question him for doing so. Water dries, he pointed out and then wrapped himself in a towel.
– Showing off his hidden talents, Marbury attempted to perform ballet in his kitchen. “That’s how you stay nasty on the court,” he said.
– Marbury may not know where he is playing next season, but he has a gameplan mapped out should he leave the NBA. “If I go overseas, it’s going to be like playing in high school again,” he said. “I’m going to go over there with the mind frame that I’m going to average 50. That’s my word. I’m going over there with a different mind frame.”
– As for eating Vaseline, Marbury’s done with that — “Oh I’m sorry. The Vaseline, it’s over with. ”
|Report: Delay in Daniels Deal||07.27.09 at 3:54 pm ET|
Even though Marquis Daniels committed to the Celtics over a week ago, the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers have yet to agree on how the free agent would end up in green, whether it is by a sign-and-trade or a biannual exception.
On Monday the Boston Herald reported the talks between the two teams have hit a snag and they are seeking out a third team to help facilitate the deal. According to the Herald, the Pacers are not satisfied with the players the Celtics are offering for a sign-and-trade, reportedly Tony Allen and possibly Gabe Pruitt.
The Herald quoted a source as saying, “They need a third team, and that’s complicated. No other teams have jumped at it so far.”
|July 27: Remembering Reggie Lewis||at 9:18 am ET|
He was the quiet Celtic with a smile that was infectious. He was reserved and somewhat shy but his actions, both on and off the basketball court, spoke much louder than any words could ever do. He was the captain of the Boston Celtics and their leading scorer. He was a devoted husband, father and a friend to all who knew him well. He was the hope of a new Celtics generation. Reggie Lewis was only 27 years old when he died of a heart attack on Tuesday, July 27, 1993. We still tearfully remember him today, 16 years later. (via RedsArmy.com)
Lewis was drafted by the Celtics with the 22nd pick in the 1987 NBA Draft. Highlights of his six-year career included selection to the 1992 NBA All-Star team, leading the Celtics in minutes and points for three consecutive seasons (1991-93), and becoming the only player in team history to record 100 rebounds, 100 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocked shots in a season (1992). Lewis’ number, 35, was retired on March 22, 1995.
|Go Inside Marbury’s World||07.25.09 at 12:44 am ET|
As we mentioned earlier, Stephon Marbury decided to stream live video for 24 hours on UStream, a site which incorporates video with social media. Below is the introduction to his broadcast, a glimpse into his world as he dons a pair of Celtics shorts.
|Marbury 24-hour live stream||07.24.09 at 10:06 am ET|
Stephon Marbury enjoyed putting the power of the media into his own hands when he joined Twitter earlier this year.
“i like the direct connection to the fans. no espn, no local news, just me and twitterland,” he Tweeted.
Now Marbury is taking that connection one step further. Beginning at 6am today, he is streaming his life for 24 hours on USTREAM. Check it out here and interact with him via Twitter (@starburymarbury).
|LeBron Dunk Tape Exposed||07.22.09 at 7:56 pm ET|
The notorious video of Xavier’s Jordan Crawford dunking on LeBron James, which has been kept out of the public eye for weeks, was aired tonight on TMZ. Check out TMZ’s version here or watch this clip taped from behind the basket on eBaum Nation. (via RedsArmy)
Which dunk do you think was more impressive? Crawford’s dunk or James’ dunk against the Celtics during the 2008 Eastern Conference Semifinals, which was played repeatedly in highlight reels this postseason?
|Austin Ainge named Red Claws head coach||07.21.09 at 4:26 pm ET|
Austin Ainge, son of Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge, has been named head coach of the Portland Red Claws. He is the first head coach in the history of this NBA Development League team.
‘I have always been intrigued by new ideas and innovation,’ Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings said in a team statement. ‘Austin Ainge brings that to our team. He blew me away with his ability to analyze players and game strategy. When I was a young coach with the Celtics, video was the new revolution. Today, it’s statistical analysis. Austin brings that to a whole new level. Combine that with his ability to develop players and his background, and he is going to be a fantastic head coach.’
Ainge, 27, most recently served as a scout for the Celtics. His responsibilities included working with J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker while they were assigned to the D-League’s Utah Flash. Ainge served as an assistant coach at Southern Utah University after finishing his basketball career at Brigham Young University.
‘I have had the unique opportunity to be on many sides of this business,’ Ainge said in the statement. ‘A main focus for me, as I have drawn from each situation, is talent evaluation. That includes both as the team is being assembled and during the season. As a coach, you must focus on which plays to call and what defensive adjustments to make, but even more important is which players are your best players and which lineups are playing the best together. Evaluating your own players and lineups is paramount, and using statistical analysis is a big help in making more accurate evaluations.’
The Red Claws are the NBDL affiliate for the Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats.