Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets trade not impressive for either team

The trade sending Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry from the Boston Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets isn’t as impressive as it may look on paper.

NBA Christmas Day Schedule … and NBA Superstars Singing ‘Jingle Bells’

Before we get to the NBA’s Christmas Day schedule for 2012, a quick little something for anyone who might at all be struggling to get into the Christmas spirit.

Heat Beat Celtics: Miami’s Three Survives While Boston’s ‘Big Three’ May Be Finished

The Heat avoided having to answer massive questions about the future of their biggest stars by beating the Celtics to reach the Finals. Now it is the Celtics who must answer pivotal questions about their core players heading into next season.

What Happened to the ‘Charge’ Call in the NBA?

The NBA is making an already difficult job practically impossible. How? Because of that ridiculous semi-circle underneath the basketball hoop.

Celtics Look To ‘Keep Making History’ Against Heat

The Celtics are an aging team, but they still have one of the best trios in the league. They’ll need strong, efficient performances from everyone to compete with the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals as they look to keep making history.

NBA Trade Rumors: Boston Celtics Would Trade Paul Pierce

According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, if the Boston Celtics can find a taker for Paul Pierce’s massive contract over the next two years, he could follow in Peyton Manning’s footsteps as a legend finishing his career in a weird jersey.

Eastern Conference Preview Part 2: ‘The Myths’ – Older Teams Will Struggle and the Indiana Pacers Will Be Good

In Part 2 of Jon Washburn’s three-part preview of the Eastern Conference, he delves into two myths that are being regurgitated time and again by fans and analysts alike as the 2011-12 season gets underway.

The 25 Best Players in the NBA Right Now

It doesn’t matter which NBA player has the most future potential or the most championship rings or who they currently play with. Nothing matters but this: Who are the best players, right now, in the NBA. Jon counts them down from 25 to 1.

Expanding ‘Points Per Miss’ (PPM)

Yesterday, Dirk Nowitzki’s Game 1 performance inspired a new stat called Points Per Miss. With further rumination and the terrific input of MSF commenters, the PPM formula has now been expanded.

For LeBron James, Third Time’s A Charm

In 2008 he failed. In 2010 he failed. But now with the Miami Heat in 2011, LeBron James was determined to bring down the Boston Celtics. See how he finally accomplished what he’d been waiting for.

Which active players are locks for the Basketball Hall of Fame?

Now that the Playoffs are underway and everyone’s paying attention to the NBA, Josh Tinley is posing this question: Which active players, if their career were to end tomorrow, would be deserving of election to the Basketball Hall of Fame?

Video: Paul Pierce has no interest in being “like Mike”

Sure, Pierce would undoubtedly love to have Michael Jordan’s six rings, his vast wealth, and the moniker of G.O.A.T. But unlike Mike, I don’t like the man known as The Truth will be endorsing Gatorade anytime soon.

The NBA Morning After: Chris Paul Edition

The Morning After is a look at the night that was in the NBA along with other NBA-related fodder — The unbeaten Hornets went into Houston and kept the Rockets winless with an impressive 107-99 win. As much as Houston wanted that first victory notch, they couldn’t stop Chris Paul, man he is good. Pretty […]

NBA Finals Recap (Game 5): The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But…

Think Paul Pierce has lost a step or two? We all did, heck, we thought most of the Celtics did! But, did that prevent the Celtics from going up 3-2 on the Lakers? Heck no.

NBA Finals Recap (Game 4): Finally Some Team Ball

Forgot that basketball is a team sport? Don’t feel bad, it’s not your fault. The Celtics did to, but last night brought back the true meaning of team NBA ball, my friends.