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Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 12:50 pm  |  11 responses

Boston Celtics Deny Pumping in Artificial Crowd Noise


During last night’s nationally-televised tilt between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics, legendary broadcaster Marv Albert railed against the Celtics for supposedly pumping in artificial crowd noise. Albert wouldn’t let it go, and partner Steve Kerr joined in at one point and talked about other teams who employ similar tactics. According to the C’s, the noise inside their building is natural and entirely fan-created. Per the Boston Herald: “Marv Albert, who has called more games in the old and new Garden than just about anyone outside Boston, let last night’s TNT audience in on a suspicion he has about the building’s game night sound. Based on what Albert has heard, he believes Celtics management pumps in extra noise. ‘It seems that way, but they say no,’ Albert said after the Celtics’ 89-86 loss to the Knicks. ‘There’s times when it seems like there is suddenly a bump in the sound. But I really don’t want to make a big deal out of it.’ The Celtics responded to Albert’s claim with the following tweet: ‘Regarding comments on tonight’s (broadcast), the Celtics have never used artificial crowd noise.’”

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  • YoMAMA

    Thats Bs Bs *chris smoove voice*

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Marv Albert doesn’t lie.

  • JJJ

    Get rid of the Jumbotron, also. It’s far too overpowering in many arenas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    They might need to though because it seemed like there were more Knicks fans in there than BOS fans.

  • Louis Ray
  • Caboose

    …Um.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    so what if they do…is it illegal?

  • Caboose

    Yes. How dare they.

  • coyboo

    signs of a near end of an era.

  • ErnieD

    How about pumping some artificial life into the team every now and then while they are at it?

  • Joe

    Not true. I’ve been to over a hundred games at the TD Garden and that’s just not the case. No one has ever made this accusation before this game. Marv Albert needs to stick to what he knows best… cross dressing and sodomy.

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