Former Celtics head coach Rick Pitino gave his long-awaited testimony in the case against Karen Cunagin Sypher, the woman with whom he committed adultery on July 31, 2003 (for the complete story, click HERE).

 

Upon the two meeting in an Italian restaurant, Pitino bought Sypher a drink. The two engaged in conversation, and after the restaurant closed, Sypher unzipped his pants, at which point they "very briefly" had sex, according to Pitino. 

 

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was among 15 players to make the first cut for Team USA's squad on Wednesday. Here is the roster:

 

 

Reggie Lewis died 17 years ago Tuesday.

Hard to believe that he would be 44 years old now, probably be six or seven years out of the league. Maybe he'd be a coach, maybe he'd be sitting next to Mike and Tommy, maybe he would have moved into the front office. Who knows?



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Rajon Rondo told Yahoo! Sports that although the Miami Heat "should be good" in 2009-10, they aren't necessarily the favorites to win the NBA crown.

 

"They should be good, but they ain't done nothing yet," Rondo told Marc Spears following a recent practice for Team USA in Las Vegas. "They ain't done nothing."

 

The prospect of facing LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami doesn't appear to faze the All-Star point guard.

Don’t look for Celtics center Kendrick Perkins to be suiting up for the New Zealand national basketball team — the “Tall Blacks” — anytime soon.

Former Celtics guard Tony Allen, who recently signed a free agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, said Friday he felt “kind of overshadowed” by Paul Pierce and Ray Allen while he was with Boston.

According to a report by Tim Povtak of fanhouse.com, free agent center Shaquille O'Neal has been "aggressively lobbying" the Celtics, trying to convince them that his addition could help them win a championship.

 

The Celtics have no room or exceptions under the salary cap to pay the three-time finals MVP more than the $1.35 million veteran minimum, though a sign-and-trade deal with the Cavaliers would allow the opportunity for a higher salary.

 

There is probably nothing to the Chris Paul for Rajon Rondo talk that's been in the air for the last 24 hours or so. An internet creation that has had some legs. Probably nothing more than that, right?



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After being traded to the Celtics in February, Nate Robinson is looking forward to returning this fall with a new contract, one that gives him a fresh start in his sixth NBA season. "For me, I think it will be a good start for me to just come in and start from scratch,” he said in a conference call. “I loved my time there in Boston. The fans welcomed me with open arms, the team, coach Doc (Rivers), Danny Ainge, everybody, the whole organization, they were real good to me.

According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics have re-signed Marquis Daniels to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. 

 

The swingman battled injuries throughout the 2009-10 season with the Celtics, playing in just 51 games. Daniels averaged 5.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game last season.

 

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