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Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

Posted on: April 16, 2009 6:31 pm
Edited on: April 16, 2009 7:06 pm
 

Celtics president Danny Ainge is recovering at a Boston hospital after suffering a minor heart attack Thursday. He is "recovering nicely" at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is expected to be hospitalized for several days, according to a statement released by the team.

Ainge, 50, a member of two NBA championship teams with the Celtics and their general manager since 2003, will miss at least Game 1 of the Celtics-Bulls series when the Boston opens its title defnse on Saturday. He's the architect of the Celtics team that won its 17th championship last season, having pulled off blockbuster trades for Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.

I know there's someone out there thinking that Thursday's news about Garnett did this to Ainge. Don't go there. It's times like these when we all realize there are things bigger than sports. Speedy recovery, Danny.

 

 

 

 

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Since: Dec 27, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2009 3:24 pm
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

 good job berger..

very classy, thanks for the update...much appreciated.




Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2009 5:48 am
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack and recovering

Mr. Ken Berger, I just wanted to let you know that your message blog regarding Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics recovering from a mild heart attack was great especially your true remark that you made about other things being bigger than sports and I could not agree with you anymore. Thank you for a great message blog and yes Mr. Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics, I would like to wish you a speedy recovery as well.




Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2009 9:46 pm
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

I agree that writers should not be openly biased (but we're all human so we all have favorites, of course you're a fan of something or other - you have to be!)

OK, you're not a Celtics fan. 

 

 




Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2009 9:34 pm
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

I am not, nor have I ever been, a Celtics fan. Writers are not fans.

Two news stories occurred in the NBA today. It was announced that Kevin Garnett may miss the entire postseason. He is the most important player on the defending NBA champions. Then, the president of the defending NBA champions -- the one who traded for Garnett and Ray Allen -- had a heart attack. So I commented on those particular issues. Thanks for reading. 




Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2009 9:12 pm
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

Hello sir! Good to see you out and about.

On to the answers:

1) Easiest way to get someone smart to respond is to say something that doesn't make sense. And regardless of where I feel you are coming from, I do believe that you are a smart guy (or at the very least well-written, so to write.)

2) No no, and it isn't that that isn't a story - certainly is! But in constellation with your body of work and blogging, it's become rather apparent to me that you are a Celtics fan. Which is fine, but I have a problem with sports journalism when it becomes regionalized hype thus squeezing out much of the interesting happenings in the NBA.

Thanks for responding!

 




Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2009 9:06 pm
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

And what about that one in between with "Is KG actually gone or not?"

I've got no problem with the reporting of stories:

Where's the one on Calderon's FT %? Where's the one on the incredible day of basketball yesterday?

It isn't that these two aren't stories... it's that they are covered to the detriment of others.

Relax buddy.

 

 




Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2009 9:05 pm
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

1) sooner fan?

2) any other NBA general managers have heart attacks today? please advise.

 




Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2009 8:54 pm
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

Are you f*cking kidding me, you jackass?  What other team in the NBA lost its superstar for the season today and had its GM have a heart attack?  You don't think those two stories merited more coverage today than 15 other teams preparing for the playoffs which don't begin for 2 more days?  This is an incredibly tasteless post, regardless of whether you thiought you were being funny or are whining that one team just had 2 pieces of awful, incredibly shocking news and it is bad for ...you and your weblog reading for a few hours.  Shame on you, ass.

 

 




Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2009 7:17 pm
 

Danny Ainge suffers heart attack (UPDATE)

3rd consecutive Celtics blog post. Interesting green background you've got there Sooners fan.

Anything happening with say, any other team in the NBA?

 



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