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Doc Rivers vs Bill Simmons

(via sportsnetny)
Basketball never stops.
@WojYahooNBA is reporting this: that Boston would receive DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks; Donald Sterling is willing to pay Rivers at or near his current salary, and that Garnett is in for the idea of reuniting with Rivers and assistant Clippers coach Ty Lue; the Clippers are reaching out to Chris Paul for assurance that he will resign with L.A..
The potential stumbling block is that Danny Ainge wants the trade to include Eric Bledsoe. And who knows what that would mean, long term, for Rajon Rondo.
Basketball never stops.

(via sportsnetny)

Basketball never stops.

@WojYahooNBA is reporting this: that Boston would receive DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks; Donald Sterling is willing to pay Rivers at or near his current salary, and that Garnett is in for the idea of reuniting with Rivers and assistant Clippers coach Ty Lue; the Clippers are reaching out to Chris Paul for assurance that he will resign with L.A..

The potential stumbling block is that Danny Ainge wants the trade to include Eric Bledsoe. And who knows what that would mean, long term, for Rajon Rondo.

Basketball never stops.

I am extremely happy and proud of Jason Collins. He’s a pro’s pro. He is the consummate professional and he is one of my favorite ‘team’ players I have ever coached. If you have learned anything from Jackie Robinson, it is that teammates are always the first to accept. It will be society who has to learn tolerance. One of my favorite sayings is, ‘I am who I am, are whom we are, can be what I want to be its not up to you, it’s just me being me.
— Coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers
Well, No. 1, I know what’s been reported did not happen. I know that as a fact.
We’re going to just keep rolling him out there and see what we can get. When we feel like he can’t give it to us, we’ll go with someone else. But I think right now, you have to give Ray a fighting chance.

Doc Rivers, on playing Ray Allen tonight

Boston Celtics’ Ray Allen expected to play in Game 2 | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter

Allen is still dealing with a sore right ankle 

I didn’t even ask [about Allen’s health], honestly. We didn’t do much yesterday anyway. We’ll do the same thing — we make two plans and if he’s ready to play, we’ll play him; if he’s not, we’ll go the other direction.

Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers

2012 NBA Playoffs — Boston Celtics’ Ray Allen remains a game-time decision - ESPN Boston

ESPN Boston’s Chris Forsberg reports that Rivers will likely move Avery Bradley to the point and start Mickael Pietrus at the two, but will run the offense through Paul Pierce. 

upnorthtrips:

KNICKS VS SUNS BRAWL, 1993

THIS!!! THIS ENTIRE THING! Greg Anthony’s shirt!

Michael Jordan reacts after Doc Rivers just told him that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore split up.

Michael Jordan reacts after Doc Rivers just told him that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore split up.

He’s tenacious. It was a Love fest. … No, no, no, I mean, Love’s terrific. He’s tenacious.
— Doc Rivers on Kevin Love, from Love’s genius All-Star campaign: 612allstar.com

For those that missed it, Kevin Garnett’s game winning ally-oop.

I should probably start out by saying Doc Rivers is a genius. He draws up some great situational and last second plays. But this one might have been the best we’ve seen from Rivers. 

KG is the in-bounder on the play (keep in mind, KG is NEVER the in-bounder on these type of plays). He throws the ball into Rondo at the top of the arch. 

KG then heads down towards the elbow extended like he’s going to post then cuts back towards Rondo to set a pick. At the same time on the opposite wing, Nate Robinson sets a pick for Paul Pierce to roll up to Rondo and set a screen.

This is the part that’s the major misdirection. Usually in these plays Pierce will set the pick, Rondo will drive and drop it back off to Pierce for a patented elbow jumper.

Not tonight, as both Pierce and Garnett were converging towards Rondo, Garnett slips the screen and cuts towards the basket. At this point, the defense is fully exposed. Rondo tosses in the surgical lob pass and Kevin banks home the game winning lay-up. 

During the play, Nate and Ray were standing in opposite corners to stretch the defense out as far as possible. With those two shooters, the defense had to stay home. But the play call and execution were so precise that the only defender near Garnett was the 6’4” second-year point guard, Jrue Holiday. Easy money.

Doug Collins is still trying to decipher what went down. 

@Suga_Shane

Celtics celebrate captain’s, center’s, and coach’s birthdays. 
(via Chris Forsberg)

Celtics celebrate captain’s, center’s, and coach’s birthdays. 

(via Chris Forsberg)

thetickr:

This is John Wall getting schooled Wednesday in the opening day of Boost Mobile Elite 24 camp in Venice, Calif. by Austin Rivers (aka Doc’s son and a top recruit of the class of 2011).

After Rivers blows by Wall for a layup, he then proceeds to pick his pocket on D.

A little tip, you better hurry up and watch this video before J-Wall pulls a ‘LeBron’ and it mysteriously seizes to exist.

via ballislife.com

It’s the mothafuckin’ D.O.C.

It’s the mothafuckin’ D.O.C.

"Two shots for drooling? Come on, that’s not in the rules!"

"Two shots for drooling? Come on, that’s not in the rules!"

DOC RIVERS DANCE PARTY

DOC RIVERS DANCE PARTY

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