In the past 24 hours, several really great pieces on the Celtics have been published, including the Rondo article below, as well as a feature on Pierce's loyalty on CSNNE.com and one on Celtics newcomer Brandon Bass and his relationship with Big Baby on ESPNBoston.com.
Since both pieces are fairly long, an excerpt and link to the full text is below.
Loyal to a 'C': Why Pierce won't give up on Boston
Paul Pierce wanted to win.
Inglewood High School wasn’t a contender at the time, but Crenshaw High, just ten minutes away, was a repeat state champion.
was torn as he entered his sophomore year. Stay with the program and
people he knew or take a chance and join a new team? Pierce chose option
“I actually left for about a week, but then my brother was
like, ‘Why would you do that?’” he recalled to CSNNE.com. “‘Why would
you go somewhere else where you don’t really know if the grass is really
greener on the other side? The team isn’t good right now, why don’t you
just stick with Inglewood and make them better? You started there, you
grew up there, why don’t you see what happens?’”
Brandon Bass article after the jump... Brandon Bass glad to be with Celtics
Friends since their early teens, Brandon Bass remembers calling Glen Davis early in the 2007-08 season to marvel at his situation.
he first got here, I was in Dallas and I told him, 'Bro, you're the
luckiest man on earth,'" Bass recalled on Monday. "I felt like, being a
second-round pick, being an undersized [power forward], getting the
opportunity to play with [Kevin Garnett], Ray Allen and Paul Pierce -- I just knew he was in a great position and that year he won a championship."
last week, Bass phoned Davis again, this time moments after discovering
the two were about to be swapped in a sign-and-trade deal between the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic.