With nearly 50,000 points and five NBA championships between them, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett are two of the NBA’s most dominant players. But each of them were pioneers from the moment they took the pro floor.
The Orlando Magic are halfway to making a historic NBA playoff comeback against the Boston Celtics. A large part of that effort is the animated face of their bench: head coach Stan Van Gundy. Here are five of Van Gundy’s best …
“Home is where the heart is, right?”
— PHIL JACKSON, head coach of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, in response to a question on whether he’d retire at the end of the season. (via ESPN.com)
“Anybody got a BROOM?”
— PAUL PIERCE, or, rather, someone pretending to be him, via Twitter after Pierce’s Boston Celtics took a 2-0 lead over the Orlando Magic in the NBA playoffs last night. While the tweet was widely …
“Yeah, there’s hope for print. I mean, you’ve got to have something in the bathroom, right?”
On the floor, you have a star with the basketball. On the bench, you have a coach with the clipboard. Off the court, you have a power broker?
Which group of athletes have the most reason to be peeved this morning? A bunch of tall guys colloquially known as the “Boston Celtics.”
NBA free agency begins on July 1. For now, free speech is in full swing.