Cup of Joe. NBA considering changes to Rookie/Sophomore game.
Good morning! We here at CelticsLife are going to start a new daily week day morning column entitled 'Cup of Joe' (And now we got a fancy new, completely awesome graphic. Thanks EK!) It will feature a few quick-hitters from the previous night; the important stuff, the not so important stuff. The weird, the wild, the in between. A nice, mindless morning column to start your day off with. So pull up a chair, grab your Morning Joe, and find out what happened last night while you were sleeping.
NBA considering making changes to the Rookie-Sophomore Game
Hearing the #NBA is thinking about tinkering with the rook/soph game to potentially have them play a top team or players from overseas...
The rookie/sophomore squad would likely consist of the top rookies and sophomores with no limit or minimum on how many from each class can be on the team.
All-Star Weekend takes a lot of criticism for something that routinely is a wildly entertaining weekend.
That said, a few changes could be made to the weekend's events - but I don't really think the Rookie/Sophomore game is one of them. It's fine for what it is. An OK opening act for the weekend that features a few sensational plays, and a whole lot of blunders. I'm fine with that.
Much more concerned with maybe finding an alternative to watching point guards dribble around cones.
Jason Richardson gets ribbed by teammates on his birthday
In the grand scheme of things, 34 isn't that old. But when you're roughly ten years older than the median average of your teammates, you can understand how you might earn 'senior status.'
13-year veteran, Jason Richardson, who hasn't played a game since January of 2014, understands this. Because of it, he was able to take a few gag gifts in stride, and share it all with us via instagram.
Making 6.6 million dollars this year, and knowing that you used to be able to do this probably doesn't hurt either.
Start Your Day Off With: Ernie Johson, O.G.
Ernie followed up by asking 'And... do you like us?' A slightly longer clip can be found here
Vintage WTHHT: What the Hell Happened To.... Greg Kite?
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In this week's episode of WTHHT, we remember former Celtic, Greg Kite. A burly, 6'11 center from Brigham Young, Kite was selected 21st overall in the 1983 draft by the Celtics. Wearing #50, he'd play for the C's for the first 4.5 seasons of his career, the longest duration he spent with any one team.
He'd actually win 2 titles playing for the Celtics in 1984 and 1986. Despite his low point and rebound averages, his most impressive run came during the 1987 playoffs (including his Epic Game 3 performance), when the Celtics were forced to play him because of their exceptionally weak bench. During those playoffs he appeared in 20 games, playing a total of 172 minutes (seriously extended time for Mr. Kite). You can make the argument if the Celtics bench was any good that year they would've won it...