The Daily Ubuntu – 5 Oct 2012

The Daily Ubuntu is a collection of Celtics-related news and columns from around the intarwebs, just so that you keep in touch with our favourite green team.

Terry: ‘Firm belief this team will win a championship’ – CSNNE

Old crowd favourite (now turned CSNNE correspondent) Brian Scalabrine has a quick video interview with Jason Terry, talking about his confidence levels in the second unit, Rondo and KG’s roles in the team and hopes for the championship this season ahead.

The captain of the second unit shows his unwavering belief that the bench is gonna get it done (unlike last season). Ooh yeah.

2012-13 Atlantic Division season preview – NBA

David Aldridge at TNT does a preview of the Atlantic division, which naturally includes the Celtics as top contenders (and probable champions heh).

It’s #CelticsDay over at Crossover Chronicles, and here are some good reads.

Welcome to Celtics Day – Crossover Chronicles

John Karalis from Red’s Army has a preview on the Atlantic Division’s champs. I mean, would-be champs. Pretty apt summary of the situation, and the bad part has me wincing – please, no.

Celtics Day video: The greatest play in Celtics history – Crossover Chronicles

Larry Legend’s historical steal and pass to DJ in the Pistons series remains indelibly etched in the memories of Celtics fans all over; John gives this play a fresh coat of paint and expresses proper reverence for this gamechanger.

With the Big 3 era gone, Boston turns to a new leader – Crossover Chronicles

A tribute to the level of trust the guys have in Rondo, and in his decisions. Shorty’s definitely the leader, locked in for the long run.

The bond: KG and Rondo – ESPN Boston

This Greg Payne piece focuses on Rondo and KG’s bond of brotherhood. The quotes are from an interview some time back (before the Europe trip), still good stuff nonetheless.

“Whenever I mess up, Kevin’s always the one that will tell me, ‘You should do this,’ ‘You should conduct yourself this way, or handle it that way,’ so he’s kind of like a big brother or mentor, and he’s always wanted the best for me, so that’s how we kind of gravitated toward each other. Obviously, off the court we have a lot of things in common. We share the same interest in a lot of things and like I said, he’s been kind of like a big brother to me.”

The impact of KG’s mentorship on Rondo cannot be overstated.

Darko Milicic’s seventh fresh start – ESPN Boston

Unexpectedly funny, because of this bit:

“I tell him every day, ‘You’re no longer Darko. You’re a Celtic,’ Boston coach Doc Rivers said. “And one day, we asked him what his name was and he said, ‘Celtic.’ And everyone just started laughing. All I’m trying to do is get him to forget about trying to be something he isn’t — and just be someone for the team.”

I understand it’s a motivational ploy from Doc, but Darko’s reply just cracks me up. Either Darko has a dry sense of humour, or he’s a real good soldier who follows orders. Either way, it’s good.

That’s all for today folks, have fun and I’ll see you soon.


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