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Marv Albert thinks Celtics use artificial crowd noise


09:51 AM ET 01.27 | 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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January 27, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Come on- who doesn't use 'artificial' things in everyday life these daysI mean Marvs been wearing a rug on his head for decades

Whatever it takes for the Celts to fool themselves into believing they're championship material I'm all for it. They will be an easy 8 or 7 seed so yeah keep up the fake noise. Celts have been playing their best but it's still not enough and management don't want to believe the well is empty so they're revving up the noise... man this world is crazy.

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January 27, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Is Marv Albert even relevant anymore ????


Marv Albert has never been relevant...

January 27, 2013  10:53 AM ET

It's Just The Ghosts In The Rafters, Bro.

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January 27, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Sounds like another bitter knicks fan. Yes I know the celtics suck, just not as long as the knicks

January 27, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Is Marv Albert even relevant anymore ????Wait............Marv Albert has never been relevant...

Are the Celtics relevant anymore????

January 27, 2013  11:36 AM ET

marv albert should be worried about the artificial hair he's used for years,think it's time to add a little gray to the roadkill,don't u?

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January 27, 2013  12:06 PM ET

They have to their aged team stinks.

January 27, 2013  12:29 PM ET

Anything to help the goons playing on that time.

January 27, 2013  01:07 PM ET

There isn't a pro hockey or basketball team that doesn't pump in noise. It is one of the reasons I cannot stand attending games. I don't need hip-hop blasted at me at 120 decibels. Casinos use background sound too - pumping in the constant sound of people winning and slot machines paying out.

It says a lot about what the NBA has become - it is not a sporting event, it is first and foremost entertainment.

January 27, 2013  01:09 PM ET

This story is totally bogus....
There's no way Jeremy Jacobs provides them with the extra electricity required to power the PA that would pump in the noise.

January 27, 2013  01:11 PM ET

the Celtics have be adding artificial points to their scoreboard for years... how else were they so good?

Um... sure.

January 27, 2013  02:46 PM ET

Rondo just tore his ACL....better REALLY pump up the crowd noise now.


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