1. The Boston Celtics' Most Surprising Players of the Early Season

    In life, and in the NBA , things don't always go as planned. The first three weeks of the NBA season are certainly a good example of that. Mike Brown out in L.A . Mike D'Antoni hired to replace Brown instead of Phil Jackson...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 3,056 reads 5 comments

  2. 5 Adjustments Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers Still Needs to Make

    The NBA season is barely three weeks old, and while some trends have become apparent, it is far too early to determine who will and who won't be successful this season. Take the Boston Celtics for instance...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 2,980 reads 11 comments

  3. Week 2 Report Card Grades for Every Boston Celtics Player

    For a team with sights set on a trip to the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics have had a rough start to the 2012-13 season...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 196 reads 5 comments

  4. Why the Boston Celtics 2012-13 Title Hopes Rely Solely on Kevin Garnett

    While the role of the center in the NBA has been diminished in recent years, the importance of a presence in the middle has not...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 692 reads 1 comments

  5. Is Rajon Rondo a Franchise Star or Just the Best Player on His Team?

    The franchise star is a label that doesn't get thrown around too lightly. One who is labeled as such is not just a great basketball player. He's a player that a team in rebuilding mode can stake its future on...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 3,112 reads 11 comments

  6. NBA News, Rumors and Speculation: Handicapping Latest Basketball Talk

    The NBA season begins just one week from today when Washington and Cleveland tip off, and speculative news and rumors continue to slowly creep in. What are the odds that the latest soundbites come to fruition? Read on and find out...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 13,008 reads 37 comments

  7. What We've Learned about Every NBA Team So Far This Preseason

    It doesn't matter who your favorite NBA team is. The odds are the team that takes the court on opening night of the 2012-13 regular season won't be the same when the season ends in April...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about almost 2 years ago 14,719 reads 38 comments

  8. NBA Rumors: Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest Rumblings

    With real, honest-to-goodness meaningful NBA games just a few weeks away, the focus will inevitably shift from preseason positional battles and predictions to in-season trades and internal team strife...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 4,264 reads 13 comments

  9. Breaking Down Why Boston Celtics Are a Better Team Without Ray Allen

    If you're a sports fan you've probably heard the phrase "addition by subtraction." It's a nice way to imply that a player's departure is actually beneficial to the team he leaves...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 5,441 reads 28 comments

  10. New York Knicks Must Rely on More Than Just Veteran Experience to Contend

    Just in case you weren't paying attention over the summer, the New York Knicks went through a few personnel changes. The pundits can debate whether or not the team is better or worse...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 1,383 reads 11 comments

  11. Power Ranking the Shrewdest Owners in the NBA

    If you look up the definition of the word "shrewd, " you find this: "given to wily and artful ways or dealing...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 2,485 reads 3 comments

  12. Breaking Down How the Boston Celtics Will Overcome Avery Bradley's Absence

    The Boston Celtics are going to start the 2012-13 NBA season with high expectations. They were the only team to push the Miami Heat to the brink of elimination in the 2011-12 postseason, taking them to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 1,976 reads 0 comments

  13. Examining the Twisted Relationship of James Dolan and Isiah Thomas

    It's hard to quantify just how odd the relationship between James Dolan and Isiah Thomas is. Two men, one a basketball lifer whose career on the court was punctuated by not just winning, but winning in heroic fashion...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 3,004 reads 8 comments

  14. What Makes Carmelo Anthony a Dynamic Scorer?

    To his fans he's one of the league's best players, period. To his detractors he's a one-dimensional player who shoots too much, doesn't defend with enough intensity and hasn't won a ring...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 9,781 reads 149 comments

  15. Bringing Isiah Thomas Back Would Prove James Dolan Hates New York Knicks Fans

    How much is enough? Whether you love, hate, like or are totally apathetic to the New York Knicks , one has to be impressed with the loyal fanbase...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 6,186 reads 42 comments

  16. Why 2012-13 Is Make It or Break It Season for Carmelo Anthony

    In theory this is the season . There is no lockout to impact the start of it, there's a coach who seems to mesh well with his style of play, and there are two veteran point guards in place to run the offense and feed him the ball...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 3,684 reads 39 comments

  17. Why NBA Fans Will Always Hold a Grudge Against David Stern

    The National Basketball Association has experienced unprecedented growth under the leadership of its current commissioner David Stern . That doesn't mean he's perfect. Far from it, in fact...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 4,768 reads 23 comments

  18. 6 Ways the Boston Celtics Can Exceed Expectations This Season

    Each NBA team will start the 2012-13 season with a set of expectations. For a team like the Miami Heat the expectation game is tough, they're going to want to repeat as champs, something that isn't always so easy to accomplish...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 3,591 reads 5 comments

  19. Power Ranking All 30 NBA Head Coaches Heading into Training Camp

    Labor Day is over, and while fall doesn't officially start for a few weeks, the trappings of the season are evident every where you look...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 17,258 reads 55 comments

  20. NBA Teams That Are Losing the 2012 Offseason

    Thirty NBA teams entered the summer of 2012 looking to improve. Only one of those teams could possibly view improvement as anything but essential. The NBA Champs, the Miami Heat could have rested on their laurels, after all they did win the NBA Finals...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 10,800 reads 56 comments

  21. How Long Will the Boston Celtics' Title Window Remain Open?

    If you're a fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder , one thing that is really nice is that your team has locked up two of its most talented players, and both of those players are very young...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 2,562 reads 42 comments

  22. New York Knicks: Why Carmelo Anthony Isn't a Top 10 Player in the NBA

    This isn't one of those columns about how terrible Carmelo Anthony is. Sure, his most ardent fans will be offended that he's not listed as a top 10 player. That's fine, but he's not...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 2,929 reads 99 comments

  23. Breaking Down the Kevin Garnett-Andrew Bynum Matchup for Boston Celtics

    Whenever there's a trade in sports, people always try to evaluate the "winners" and "losers" of the deal. That's a natural way to look at a trade...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 6,027 reads 25 comments

  24. Breaking Down the NBA's Best-Kept Secrets Going into 2012-13

    It probably wouldn't be much of a stretch to suggest that Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Chris Paul will all have be very, very good next season. There are a handful of players that everyone knows will be great next year...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 5,766 reads 11 comments

  25. Would Paul Pierce Impact His Celtics Legacy If He Played for Another Team?

    This summer it was Ray Allen . Next summer it could be Paul Pierce . Could be...what exactly? Departure, that's what. Nonsense, it won't happen. After all, this is Paul Pierce...

    Ben Shapiro Written by Ben Shapiro about 2 years ago 2,653 reads 14 comments