We here at Redsarmy are doing our part to celebrate what a glorious country we live in. While John is ironing his Stars-and-Stripes speedo, I’m here to pay tribute to great Americans like Hulk Hogan, the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, the 1980 U.S. hockey team, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Joey Chestnut, Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton.
Now on to basketball matters, the Celtics quietly picked up the option on Ryan Gomes contract, meaning he’ll be with the team this season. (That one flew under the radar, didn’t it?) We’ve also learned the C’s will not hire a new general manager to replace Chris Wallace, instead Danny Ainge will assume those duties.
In other basketball related news, Bob Ryan reflects on the life of former Providence College basketball star Jimmy Walker. The Pistons are still haggling with Chauncey Billups, the Magic made Darko Milicic an unrestricted free-agent, and the Sonics have hired P.J. Carlesimo to run the team.
Enjoy the 4th everyone!