Tag: BOSTON CELTICS

Here Is How The NBA’s First Play-In Tournament Will Work

The NBA’s inaugural play-in tournament will start on Tuesday night as the Eastern Conference takes center stage as the Celtics, Wizards, Pacers, and Hornets will do battle for the final two playoff spots. The West will follow on Wednesday with the Lakers, Warriors, Grizzlies, and Spurs in action, and by the end of the week, […]

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The NBA Announced TV Info For Its Inaugural Play-In Tournament

We’re just days from the start of the NBA’s first-ever play-in tournament, as we wait to see how Steph Curry, Ja Morant, and Jayson Tatum will wow us in a do-or-die situation. And on Friday, the league released a full TV broadcast schedule for the tourney. https://twitter.com/NBAPR/status/1393356228294811651 If you’re wanting to build out your couch […]

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Kevin Garnett’s Prep-to-Pros Jump Changed the N.B.A.

“Does the N.B.A. have no shame?” a Dallas Morning News columnist wrote in 1995 about the prospect of Kevin Garnett going right into the league from high school. Soon after, a Washington Post columnist chimed in, “If Kevin Garnett winds up leaving childhood for the N.B.A. without first going to college, then a whole lot […]

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Jaylen Brown Is Out For The Rest Of The Year After Tearing A Ligament In His Wrist

The 2020-21 season for the Boston Celtics has been defined by a seemingly never-ending collection of injuries, and on Monday evening, the team announced its most devastating injury news yet. The Celtics revealed on its Twitter account that All-Star wing Jaylen Brown suffered a wrist injury that will cause him to miss the remainder of […]

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Marcus Smart Picked Up A One-Game Suspension For ‘Threatening Language’ Toward A Referee

The Boston Celtics picked up one of the more surprising losses of the 2020-21 season on Tuesday night. With Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker both sidelined, the Celtics fell to the lowly Oklahoma City Thunder, 119-115, despite a 39-point, 11-rebound outing from Jaylen Brown. In the aftermath, some frustrations boiled over, and one of the […]

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The Celtics Held A Moment Of Silence And Tribute For Boston Native Terrence Clarke

Just five days ago, former Kentucky standout and NBA Draft hopeful Terrence Clarke passed away in an automobile accident in Los Angeles. Clarke’s death came just hours after he officially joined Klutch Sports and fewer than 100 days before the 2021 NBA Draft, when the 19-year-old was aiming to achieve a lifelong dream of reaching […]

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Brad Stevens Denied Indiana Offered Him A $70 Million Deal: ‘That’s News To Me’

Rumors linking Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens to the Indiana Hoosiers probably could have ended when the university tabbed former Hawks and Knicks head coach Mike Woodson to lead the program. However, another log was thrown on the fire over the weekend when Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Indiana lobbed a seven-year, $70 […]

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Regular People Keep Challenging N.B.A. and W.N.B.A. Players

Of the millions of people around the world who play basketball, fewer than 500 are in the N.B.A. at any given time. Fewer than 150 are in the W.N.B.A. Before retiring in 2012, Brian Scalabrine spent 11 seasons in the N.B.A., far more than the majority of players who have made it to that level. […]

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Report: Brad Stevens Turned Down A Seven-Year, $70 Million Offer To Coach Indiana

The Indiana Hoosiers hired Mike Woodson to take over their basketball program last month, but a number of reports indicated he wasn’t the only NBA coach the university targeted for the job. Hoosier State native Brad Stevens, who came through the coaching ranks at Butler before taking over the Boston Celtics, saw his name linked […]

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Jayson Tatum Reveals He’s Still Battling COVID-19 Complications, Now Uses Inhaler

Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Dismissing the severity of COVID-19 is a dangerous game. There are those who believe the virus is merely an inconvenience, an impediment that’s robbed them of cookouts and day parties. But for millions of others, it’s either been an outright death sentence or has significantly impacted their day-to-day lives. Advertisement […]

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Is It Friday? Because Paul Pierce Managed to Get Fired on His Day Off

Photo: Asanka Ratnayake (Getty Images) Paul Pierce has had a week, and it’s only Tuesday. The former NBA star turned heads over the weekend when he went live on Instagram to document a night of twerking, neck massages, and general debauchery. Apparently, the sports analyst forgot he worked for the House of Mouse, and on […]

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Brooklyn Nets Prepare for Inevitable Battle With Los Angeles Lakers by Acquiring Final Infinity Stone, LaMarcus Aldridge

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) As hoop heads wait for the inevitable championship showdown between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, the Nets made a power move over the weekend with the acquisition of seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Advertisement Aldridge, who agreed to a buyout with his previous employer, the San Antonio Spurs, joins […]

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These Are Winners And Losers Of The 2021 NBA Trade Deadline

What was expected to be a quiet NBA trade deadline brought fireworks, as All-Star Nikola Vucevic was sent to Chicago first thing in the morning to set things off, and a number of rumored players changed teams before the 3 p.m. ET deadline. The landscape of the league changed once again, as tends to happen […]

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It Was Fun While It Lasted: LaMelo Ball Out for Season With Fractured Wrist

Photo: Jared C. Tilton (Getty Images) Unlike his obnoxious-ass daddy, Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball is a welcomed sight on my 85-inch TV screen and an absolute joy to watch on the court. But because the basketball Gods won’t allow us to have nice things, this happened on Sunday against the Los Angeles Temecula Clippers: […]

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Four Potential Trade Destinations For Aaron Gordon After His Trade Request

Aaron Gordon trade rumors have been swirling for what feels like years, as Orlando’s swingman has been in an awkward fit with the Magic’s frontcourt-heavy roster for some time. Still, there he remains, but it finally seems like this is the trade deadline that he is moved. Part of that comes from the fact that […]

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Brad Stevens Again Denies Interest In The Indiana Job: ‘I’m A 44-Year-Old Masshole … I Root For The Patriots’

The search for an Indiana basketball coach has involved a whole lot of folks speculating that Boston Celtics head coach and Hoosier State native Brad Stevens potentially coming home. Despite the fact that Stevens said earlier this week that he had no interest in replacing Archie Miller, rumors have circulated for days that he is […]

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Kyrie Irving Joked It Was A ‘Big Surprise’ He Hugged Former Celtics Teammates After ‘All That Sh*t-Talking’

The latest episode of Kyrie Irving vs. The Media arrived after Thursday’s close-fought game between the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, which are of course Irving’s current team and his former team. Irving turned heads when, after the game, he went through the Celtics bench and showed love to many members of his former organization. […]

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Jaylen Brown Had ‘No Comment’ On Boston’s Lack Of Ball Movement After An Ugly Loss To The Wizards

The Boston Celtics slipped back to 13-13 on the season with a rather dismal effort on Sunday afternoon in Washington, losing 104-91 to the now 7-17 Wizards in a game that wasn’t even as close as the final score indicated. Scoring just 91 points against the dreadful Washington defense represents a new low-point on the […]

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Bill Russell And His 11 Rings Reminded Tom Brady, Michael Jordan, And Everyone Else Who The Real GOAT Is

As if the GOAT debate in basketball wasn’t enough, Tom Brady and his seven Super Bowl titles has reignited the conversation about which athletes have a claim to the throne regardless of the sport. Names like Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, etc. all join the likes of Brady and Michael […]

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Kemba Walker Agrees With LeBron’s All-Star Game Take, But ‘I’m Probably Not Gonna Be Selected, So I Could Care Less’

A suddenly hot topic in the NBA is the 2021 All-Star Game, which appears set to take place in Atlanta next month. While the parameters of the game were reportedly agreed to by the league and the Players Association, De’Aaron Fox and LeBron James have both voiced serious concerns about it being held amid the […]

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