1. "You can’t speed chemistry up. I think the more practice, the more you get familiar with each other. There’s no hit the fast forward button here. You’ve got Comcast. Some shows you can’t fast forward through. You’ve just got to let it go through and watch the silly ass commercials and be pissed, right? This is what this is. Did I just take a shot at Comcast? Fuck it, I did it. So what? I’m a DirecTV guy anyway. This is what this is. I’m not helping myself, am I? Fuck it. Fuck it. Fuck it. Who cares? Anyway, that’s what this is. We totally messed that up, right? Goddamned, we just totally messed that up. But this is one of those things where it just takes its course and you can’t speed anything up."
    — Kevin Garnett, everyone! At least he didn’t make any uzi references.
  2. nba:

     Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics brings it up against Fenerbahce Ulker on October 5, 2012 at the Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.

    (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

    YES! Regular season CANNOT get here fast enough.


  3. "The one thing that bothers me the most is guys taking big pay cuts for a year to go down there and try to win a championship. There’s a lot of guys that like to ride the coattails of the best, and they’ll take a pay cut just to have an opportunity to win that ring."
    — Larry Bird, talking about the Miami Heat just before free agency started. A quote that perfectly describes Ray Allen, who left Boston for Miami because he apparently couldn’t deal with Rondo becoming better than he was and a myriad of other petty reasons. Ray asked the Celtics for 3 years and $27 million but went to the heat for 1/3rd that price.
  4. Doris Burke: “What holes are you guys exploiting in this defense?”

    Rajon Rondo: “Them complaining and crying to the referees in transition.”


  5. 25 years ago today. I was jumping around just like Jerry Sichting.

  6. Right on the numbers. 


  7. With knowing eyes, Bird, McHale & Parish watch the Celtics hang on for their lives.

    GREAT read from Jackie MacMullen.


  8. "And while Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo take turns acting as perhaps the team’s most irreplaceable players, and Ray Allen remains the model of consistency, Paul Pierce is the Boston Celtics. Drafted by them, raised by them, hurt by them, loved by them, winning with them."

  9. "Chemistry is something that you don’t just throw in the frying pan and mix it up with another something, then throw it on top of something, then fry it up and put it in a tortilla and put in a microwave, heat it up and give it to you and expect it to taste good. You know? For those of you who can cook, y’all know what I’m talking about. If y’all can’t cook, this doesn’t concern you."
  10. Veal!

    Just imagine if Waltah had ever gone to play in Europe!

    Miss u NBA.