The NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals feature the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. While Miami’s Big Three are trying to secure their place in NBA history with a title, Boston’s Big Three are attempting to add to their legacy in what could be their final season together. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
Nobody would deny that Boston is a sports town. But which sport? Bill Littlefield tackles the age-old question in his latest commentary.
The City of Boston announced this week that a statue honoring Celtics great Bill Russell will be located at City Hall Plaza starting in the spring of 2012. One of three local artists will be named this fall to create the latest in a series of sculptures depicting local heroes. Only A Game Senior Producer Gary Waleik welcomes Russell’s official recognition, but wonders why it didn’t happen sooner.
Sports are often a celebration and showcase of youth and vigor. But this year’s NBA Playoffs, in particular the series between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, have Bill Littlefield thinking about the passage of time.
Before the Miami Heat bring a title to South Beach, they’ll have to get past the defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. The Heat’s loss to Boston on opening night showed that the new “Big Three” may be further from that goal than some originally thought. Bill Littlefield has the story.
Baseball players are notoriously superstitious, but do they have good reason for staying away from Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel? This week on Only A Game, we’ll hear some stories from the supposedly haunted hostel. Plus, we break down the World Series with Tim Kurkjian and Bill reports from the world-beating, future NBA Champion Miami Heat’s opening loss the Boston Celtics.
This week on Only A Game, Bill talks hoops and fine art with Tommy Heinsohn, NBA Hall of Famer and the Boston Celtics’ colorful color man. Plus, a Ryder Cup update from Wales, and Scott Graf explains why the NFL is shutting out some fans by sticking to its blackout policy.
Tommy Heinsohn is a NBA Hall-of-famer, longtime TV commentator for the Boston Celtics, and, surprsingly to some, an artist. See Bill’s photos from an exhibit displaying Heinsohn’s work and listen to Bill’s conversation with the basketball legend Saturday on Only A Game.
There was a time when nicknames were given, not chosen. But NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has taken matters into his own hands on several occasions. That tradition has continued with his arrival in Boston, but Bill Littlefield wouldn’t mind seeing Shaq get a name the old-fashioned way.
This week only Only A Game, Tiger Woods tries once again to get back on track at the U.S. Open. Plus, international diplomats look to settle their differences on the soccer field, the latest on the real World Cup, and some classic cars on display.