Rajon Rondo gets a lot of flak, but this was an extremely cool move. The Celtics granted 12-year-old New Zealander Louis Corbett‘s wish of seeing his favorite team play before losing his eyesight to retinitis pigmentosa.

Corbett’s favorite player, Rondo, who greeted him before the game, made sure Celtics public relations director Heather Walker delivered his autographed game-worn sneakers to the young boy. The Corbetts posted video of his reaction on their Facebook page. Rondo being Rondo, he probably would have preferred nobody ever knew.

As Brad Stevens said after the C’s lost 108-88 to the Warriors, “It’s the way we should be. It’s the way the organization should be. We should give back to the community. I don’t know that we should necessarily be applauded for it. I think we should just do it, and stories like that are uplifting to all of us.”

(h/t Red’s Army)

Blog Author: 
Ben Rohrbach

Kevin Garnett will not make the trip to Boston for Friday’s final home game between the Celtics and Nets, according to multiple reports out of Brooklyn.

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo

How will Brad Stevens handle the rest of this Celtics season?PREGAME



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As the Warriors’ lead ballooned to 30 by the end of the third quarter, Celtics fans grew restless at the Garden.

While saying that he wanted to move past the Rajon Rondo controversy regarding the point guard skipping a team flight to Sacramento, Celtics president of Danny Ainge revealed Wednesday morning that the team knew of Rondo’s plans in advance and requested that he remain with the team.

Gerald Wallace is officially out for the remainder of the season, the Celtics announced on Tuesday. He underwent separate arthroscopic surgeries to repair a torn meniscus on his left knee and bone spurs in his left ankle.

Gerald Wallace is officially out for the remainder of the season, the Celtics announced on Tuesday. He underwent separate arthroscopic surgeries to repair a torn meniscus on his left knee and bone spurs in his left ankle.

Thus ends the first season of the cumbersome three years and $30.3 million remaining on his contract when Boston acquired him in the trade that sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets this past summer.

After failing to show up for his introductory press conference, he professed his love for David Ortiz and Tom Brady at Media Day. That’s where the highlights of his first Celtics season begin and end. The former NBA All-Star averaged 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 24.4 minutes over 58 games — all while regularly calling out his teammates over a lack of effort.

Meanwhile, Kelly Olynyk (toe) has shed his walking boot and could return from his two-game absence for Wednesday’s home tilt agains the Warriors. Likewise, Avery Bradley (ankle) will undergo an MRI to determine his status, according to reports out of Celtics practice.

Blog Author: 
Ben Rohrbach

The Celtics‘€™ made a game of it, but that would be the extent of the C’€™s success against Indiana Saturday night at TD Garden.

The Celtics‘€™ made a game of it, but that would be the extent of the C’€™s success against Indiana Saturday night at TD Garden.

Brad Stevens‘€™ team ‘€“ carrying the NBA’€™s fourth-worst record against the team with the top mark in the league ‘€“ had it within two with 1:31 left. But a Paul George 3-pointer put things out of reach, helping hand the Pacers a 102-97 win over the Celts.

Jeff Green led the Celtics, scoring 27 points in 43 minutes, while Kris Humphries chipped in with 18 points and 10 boards after getting the start at center.

Playing a season-high 38 minutes, Rajon Rondo dished out 11 assists, but went just 4-of-11 from the floor. Jared Sullinger returned from a three-game hiatus due to a concussion, playing 24 minutes and scoring 10 points.

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