Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Ard

Jim Ard? Who is Jim Ard you ask? He is best known as a role player and back up center for Dave Cowens with the Boston Celtics (1974-1977) I know many of the fans today think little of role players, but on every championship team some one other than the star or stars does theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Ard”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Kyrie Irving

This series against the Milwaukee Bucks gave rise to concerns to teams that are linked to Kyrie Irving’s soon to be free agency (Celtics, Knicks,Lakers). He looked unmotivated at times(selfish) and out of step with keeping up defensively against the Bucks which makes you wonder if his knees are a concern especially he is seekingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Kyrie Irving”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Milwaukee Bucks

After losing game one in the second round of playoffs against the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks then got on track and took the next four games against the Celtics with a combined 65 points in the four wins. Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said about the series “I think our mindset changed,” Antetokounmpo said. “InContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week…Milwaukee Bucks”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Willie Naulls

  He played 10 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he was a four-time NBA All-Star with the New York Knicks, and won three NBA championships with the Boston Celtics. Naulls grew up in California, where he was named the state’s Mr. Basketball in high school. He played college basketball with the UCLA Bruins, and earned All-American honors as a senior in 1956. Naulls was selected by the St.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Willie Naulls”

Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday

How did you do with this week’s question? If you answered Larry Bird you are correct. Drafted into the NBA sixth overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978, Larry Bird played his entire professional career for Boston, winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards. He then served as head coach of the Indiana PacersContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts: NBA Trading Deadline …Cavs remade their Roster Younger & More Athletic

The NBA trading deadline turned out to be the Cleveland Cavaliers chance to remake their roster on the fly look who was sent packing … Isaiah Thomas (traded) Dwyane Wade (traded) Derrick Rose (traded) Channing Frye (traded) Iman Shumpert (traded) I was surprised to see Dwayne Wade get traded back to Miami of all places. He and LeBron maybe friendsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: NBA Trading Deadline …Cavs remade their Roster Younger & More Athletic”

Smallthoughts: What a Blockbuster Trade…Isiah Thomas for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie wanted out of Cleveland, now he got his wish. Now he goes to Boston to be the man he wants to be. His scoring is what the Celtics brought him in for and now he is going to have to step up. In case you are wondering what I’m talking about …in a blockbusterContinue reading “Smallthoughts: What a Blockbuster Trade…Isiah Thomas for Kyrie Irving”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rasheed Wallace

Talk about about a player who was multitalented yet drives everyone crazy…Rasheed Wallace was it. Known for his passion for collecting technical fouls in bunches as well as his all round player Wallace could make you cheer and go what was he thinking in the same sentence. Originally selected by the Washington Bullets (now knownContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Rasheed Wallace”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Gordon Hayward

In news that will not keep Lebron James up at night, Gordon Hayward agreed to sign a deal to play for the Boston Celtics. The deal is $128 million over four years. The fact that he chose the Celtics eventually wasn’t the problem, the problem is that he took so long to get there andContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Gordon Hayward”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Super Teams

Let’s set the record straight on this nonsense of Super teams…the NBA has always yes ALWAYS had them. It’s just a shame that fans today believe this is new. Nope. In the past OWNERSHIP put together pairings like Kareem , Magic and James Worthy, the Celtics of the 60’s, What the 76ers did with JuliusContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …Super Teams”