- NESN’s Liam Martin takes a look at who would win a Celtics-Lakers finals:
And yes, finally, it’s far too early in the season to judge two clubs from different conferences. Injuries, for one, can change a team’s trajectory in mere seconds. Ask Kevin Garnett.
But if the C’s (and by “C’s,” I mean KG) stay healthy; and if Sasha Vujacic continues to ride the bench in Los Angeles; and if Ron Artest keeps himself out of trouble; and if Rasheed Wallace doesn’t get booted from the league; and if Andrew Bynum’s knee stays intact for an entire season … then luck might just fall again in favor of the greatest rivalry in the NBA.
- Red’s Army is trying to give away some free Celtics tickets. I suggest you head on over and try to get some.
- ESPNBoston’s Chris Forsberg throws his own dime to ESPN’s NBA Award Watch, where Rondo is fourth in the running for Defensive Player of the Year and Pierce is eighth in the running for MVP:
In the latest update of ESPN’s NBA Awards Watch, Rajon Rondo climbs to No. 4 on the list of potential Defensive Player of the Year candidates.
Writes Maurice Brooks: “It is easy to peg Rondo as a defender who simply jumps passing lanes, but he shuts down opposing point guards as well as anyone.”
Rondo climbed one spot this week, while Paul Pierce sits tight at eighth on the MVP watch. Brook’s blurb on Pierce; “He recently went over 19,000 points for his career. You could make a case that Rajon Rondo is Boston’s most important player, but PP is the team’s most consistent player.”
- Just go check out this picture. Please.