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Terry Lyons
Terry Lyons worked at the NBA from Dec. 1980 to Sept. 2007. He stepped down from his post in the NBA Communications department to relocate to Boston and is now Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, a labor of love.

Entries by Terry Lyons

Have Mercy on the Men

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 4:16 PM

"God Have Mercy on the Man Who Doubts What He's Sure Of..." - Bruce Springsteen

There's a lot going on in Boston during these long, dark days of January.

On the local crime blotter, one of the two morons who took it upon themselves to set off a couple...

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International Intrigue and the NBA

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 5:55 PM

Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts. The media speculation ran from comments from basketball operations types to team ownership and...

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Join Us in Boston

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 10:12 AM

The measurements of sports are etched in our memories so deeply and clearly, we don't need to look them up.

In football, there are three feet to a yard and ten yards for a first down. In basketball, it's ten feet to the rim and a 15-foot shot for a...

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30 Years of NBA Success: Started in a CBS Sports Truck in '83

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 3:30 PM

NEW ORLEANS, February 14, 2014 -- The last time the National Basketball Association tipped an All-Star Game without David Stern at the helm, we were "looking live" at The Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California where Showtime was certainly underway with the LA Lakers, but the NBA's scope of an all...

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Dolphins Scandal: What Would Lombardi Do?

(8) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 11:36 AM

It was a cool New England night and all the focus of the sports world was on the World Series at tiny Fenway Park, here in Boston. The date was October 30 and, with the Red Sox win over the St. Louis Cardinals and the World Series trophy glimmering in...

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We All Can Learn From St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 6:55 PM

As adult parents who value sports, it is with each and every at-bat, practice or game when we try to teach our children well. We teach the fundamentals and the values of hard work. We teach the rewards of good fitness through training and of practice and gaining expertise through...

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Baseball Makes Us 'Feel' Better

(7) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 12:48 PM

BOSTON, October 18, 2013 -- Just like your favorite blue jeans, the faded pair with the relaxed fit, or those old brown shoes or maybe even your favorite, partially torn college t-shirt, the sport of baseball somehow has a way to make things better just by being there every fall....

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NCAA Under Attack

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 1:51 PM

Like no time in its long history, the National Collegiate Athletic Association is under attack.

Criticism has rained down upon the NCAA many times before and the organization is frequently claiming it is under self-imposed reform, yet, in the sports world that is 2013, the NCAA is under more...

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Stenson Overtakes Tiger on the Way to Chicago

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 1:40 PM

The "labor" day of golf did not begin very well for Sweden's Henrik Stenson. With skies threatening and a morning drizzle lending its way to a steady rain, play was delayed from 8am to 9:30am due to the dangerous weather conditions and sporadic thunder and lightening. When the skies cleared...

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Granik: 'Hall' of a Choice for Springfield

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 5:51 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mass -- The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2013 this weekend. Included in the diverse group of players, coaches and contributors to the game are five "direct elect" Hall of Famers: ABA great Roger Brown, little-known basketball pioneer Edward Henderson, NBA Veterans committee...

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Mickelson Off to Work, Then Shows His Priorities

(3) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 12:51 PM

The cloud cover in surburban Boston hadn't burned off and Phil Mickelson was off to work. The PGA Tour rolled into town for Labor Day Weekend and Mickelson was anxious to tee-it-up after a stop home and a few practice rounds on the grounds of his California dreamin' backyard.


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HBO Doc on Marty Glickman: Swish!

(10) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 7:32 PM

Whether you grew up in Canarsie or The Bronx, whether you attended Cardinal Hayes or Power Memorial, whether you were a fan of Joe Namath of the Jets or Fran Tarkenton of the football Giants, or whether you rooted for Mickey, Willie or the Duke, one thing was for sure....

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Thanks A-Rod, Thanks for Nothing

(17) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 7:10 PM

The revolving door of the Chicago hotel rotated like the very best precision timepiece and out strode Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. While teammates pivoted to their left towards the team bus, Rodriguez turned to his right to a private livery vehicle awaiting to transport the multi-million dollar...

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Boston Celtics Pride and Joy: New Coach Brad Stevens a Family Man

(3) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 4:51 PM

The formalities were already covered by a series of phone calls between Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens. It was time to sit down and finalize a deal to make Stevens the 17th head coach to walk the sidelines for the storied National Basketball Association...

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Original Six: When Men Were Men and the NHL Had Six Teams

(16) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 3:42 PM

The Boston Bruins will play the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals and it will mark the first time since 1979 that the championship will be decided between two "Original Six" NHL clubs. That's right, in 1979, the New York Rangers faced the Montreal Canadiens in the Cup...

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On Broadway!

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 5:11 PM

It's pretty tough to write a blog post when you just can't put your thoughts into words. My mind races. The thoughts gush like Old Faithful on her best days and I look at a blank screen and try to type.

Is it "writer's block," you ask? No. The...

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Roy Hibbert Is Just Flat-Out Wrong

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 4:25 PM

Roy Hibbert, an emerging NBA star on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court, now needs to work on his all-around skills and that should start with his interviews, media relations, social skills and his off-the-court game. He can start by knowing some of the facts.

While Hibbert...

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Boston Marathon 2013: Another End of Innocence

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 4:32 PM

BOSTON -- I am sick of giving my thoughts and prayers. I am sick of standing for a moment of silence. I am sick of it all. Whether it was the catastrophic events of September 11, 2011 or the lone-wolf criminal acts of Oklahoma City in April of 1995 or...

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NCAA Final Four: The Favorites Are Now the Darlings

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 7:56 PM

There is an amazing human spirit in all of us and sports often brings it out and we can relate. We enjoy. We laugh. We think. We cry, as the great Jim Valvano said.

We agonize over our favorite teams and sometimes we sympathize with them, and we do it...

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Miami Heat, Shane Battier Enjoy a Different Kind of March Madness

(7) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 12:55 PM

Winning streaks are largely the subject matter for fans and media types only. The players are far too focused and far too competitive to let any one stat or headline-grabbing streak have any serious effect on their approach to a professional basketball game. Yet, when the locker room door swung...

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