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  • Why Bill Russell finally, quietly accepted his Hall of Fame ring 44 years later

    USA Today "Bill Russell received a ring from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently in a small ceremony in Southern California, a long overdue tribute that sparks obvious questions and complicated answers. Why didn’t he have a Hall of Fame ring in the first place? Has..." December 14

  • NBA Admits Non-Call In Last Minute Of Celtics-76ers Should’ve Been Foul

    NESN "Did the Celtics get hosed Thursday night in Boston? It remains up for debate, but the NBA basically admitted as much Friday afternoon. Trailing the 76ers by three with just under 26 seconds remaining, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum failed to connect with Jaylen Brown on an inbounds..." December 14

  • Former Celtic Guerschon Yabusele fined for not looking at flag during Chinese national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "Guerschon Yabusele washed out with the Celtics. So, now the former first-rounder is playing in China – and running into trouble. The Chinese Basketball Association fined him for not looking at the flag during the national anthem: " December 14

  • Kemba Walker believes Celtics must ‘learn how to win,’ get rid of bad lapses

    Mass Live "For the second straight night, Kemba Walker was confused. The Boston Celtics spent a fair amount of their second-straight NBA game both looking like contenders and a lottery team. Walker was trying to explain why. “I’m not sure,” he said, speaking softly and staring..." December 13

  • Enes Kanter admits he told Joel Embiid to ignore criticisms and just ‘play his game’

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter is without question one of the biggest trash talkers in the league today. However, the 27-year-old veteran broke character a bit on Thursday, as he provided some legitimately constructive advice for Joel Embiid as the C’s took on..." December 13

  • Celtics Could Trade For Kevin Love And Tristan Thompson With Package Centered Around Four Players And Draft Picks

    Fadeaway World "With the combined forces of Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown, the Boston Celtics have a core capable of competing with anyone. Still, it seems the Celtics are still a piece or two away from true title contention. Fortunately, according to an article..." December 13

  • Two-Way Players Making Bids For Promotions

    Hoops Rumors "Players on two-way contracts are free to appear in NBA games, but there are limitations on the amount of time they can spend with their respective NBA teams. Each two-way player can spend up to 45 days with his NBA club, assuming he signed his two-way deal before the season..." December 13

  • Chris Paul releases statement on rumor involving NBPA executive Michele Roberts

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Paul has refuted a report from Peter Vecsey that Michelle Roberts is no longer executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. " December 13

  • What if the Jazz drafted Klay Thompson instead of Enes Kanter in 2011?

    Clutch Points "With the third pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Utah Jazz select… Klay Thompson? It happens every year in the NBA. A potential superstar falls through the cracks or is not regarded as a system fit for teams picking at the top of the draft. Instead of..." December 13

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Suffers Sudden Brain Hemorrhage

    People "Former NBA commissioner David Stern underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage Thursday, according to the sports league. “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency..." December 13

  • NBA to add G League team in Mexico City in 2020

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expanding its reach into Mexico. Capitanes, a Mexico City-based team from the top Mexican professional basketball league Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, will be joining the NBA G League starting with the 2020-21 season, the league officially announced on..." December 13

  • Gordon Hayward to be reevaluated when Celtics return home

    ESPN "Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is set to be reevaluated Thursday in Boston after he left Wednesday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers when he was hit in the nose in the fourth quarter. Hayward drove to the basket when Pacers forward Doug..." December 12

  • Celtics Could Trade Gordon Hayward Before the NBA Trade Deadline

    Fadeaway World "With a 17-6 record, the Boston Celtics are doing more than keeping themselves alive in the Eastern Conference power chase. Following the departure of Kyrie Irving, the team is in the midst of a resurgence that has them squarely in the conversation for an NBA Finals appearance. Still, it seems..." December 12

  • At least 2 teams doing background checks on Nets’ Rodions Kurucs for possible trade

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets second-year forward Rodions Kurucs is reportedly gaining some attention as a potential trade target. ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports at least two teams are “spending resources to conduct a full background check” on the young forward to determine if..." December 12

  • Kevin McHale thinks Kevin Love will fit in with Celtics

    NESN "Kevin McHale can envision how Kevin Love might help the Boston Celtics reach the next level. The Celtics legend argued Tuesday on NBA TV the team should consider acquiring the Cleveland Cavaliers forward in a trade. The Cavs reportedly are open to dealing Love before the Feb. 7 NBA..." December 12

  • Surveying the potential Andre Iguodala trade landscape

    Daily Memphian "The NBA trade deadline isn’t until Feb. 6, but it could be said that the NBA trade season begins this week. By Dec. 15, every player who signed as a free agent this summer — which is a fairly large portion of the league — will be eligible to be traded, with some players coming..." December 12

  • Indiana Pacers: 2 players who would be perfect trade targets

    Clutch Points "Kevin Pritchard has been very aggressive when it comes to acquiring talent for the Indiana Pacers over the past couple of seasons. He had a top-notch offseason with the additions of Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, and T.J. Warren, but there are still a few holes that the team could..." December 11

  • Dikembe Mutombo Says He’s “Not Sure” If He Would Thrive In Modern NBA

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is not what it used to be. A game dominated by big men and under-the-rim play has transformed into a shooters league, run by smaller guards who can pull up and score from the perimeter. And while some league legends attest they would still dominate today’s..." December 11

  • Jaylen Brown: Celtics nicknamed Grant Williams ‘Ben Simmons’ due to missed 3s

    NBC Sports "Celtics rookie Grant Williams on 3-pointers in his first 20 games: 0-for-25. 0-for-25! Nobody else has ever started a season that cold. Of everyone else to attempt at least 25 3-pointers in their first 20 games, nobody made fewer than two. Of everyone..." December 10

  • 'It's like gangs:' NBA stars share memories of European basketball crowds

    The Score "It's opening night in the NBA, and the first game of the 2019-20 season has just wrapped up, with the Toronto Raptors edging the New Orleans Pelicans in overtime after receiving their championship rings and raising the franchise's first championship banner. It's a..." December 10

  • Turner Sports Discussing If This Will Be Marv Albert's Final Season of NBA on TNT

    The Big Lead "There are ongoing conversations inside Turner Sports as to whether this will be Marv Albert's final season calling NBA on TNT, industry sources tell The Big Lead. If true, this would truly be the end of an era, as Albert has been calling the sport since 1967 and is arguably the NBA's..." December 10

  • An Early Primer for NBA Trade Season

    The Ringer "We’re in the groove, folks. One quarter of the season is complete and teams are finding out who they are and what they want. Soon, the floodgates will open for rumors and trades. On December 15, trade restrictions will lift on players who signed as free agents this past offseason, which..." December 10

  • These days, it's Celtics fans blowing kisses at Jaylen Brown

    NBC Sports Boston "The story of Jaylen Brown’s NBA career is always seemingly intertwined a bit with Jimmy Butler. You know the backstory by now: Celtics fans booed when Boston used the No. 3 pick in the 2016 draft on Brown instead of dealing it for a more established veteran such as Butler. The..." December 09

  • Kemba Walker speaks out on Gordon Hayward’s potential return

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has missed several games through the early stages of this season due to a broken left hand. However, the former Butler Bulldog has recovered, and he’s expected to be available for Monday night’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers...." December 09

  • Execs Say What the Cavaliers Could Get in a Kevin Love Trade

    Heavy "A first-round pick. Salary relief. Maybe an underachieving young player. When it comes to the haul that the Cavaliers might expect for big man Kevin Love, that’s probably about it, according to executives around the league. While we’ve seen teams like the Knicks,..." December 09

  • Ex-NBAer Guerschon Yabusele Fined For Not Looking at China Flag During Anthem Before CBA Game

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Guerschon Yabusele -- who now plays professionally in China -- was fined by the CBA this weekend for not looking at the Chinese flag during the national anthem. ... but Yabusele insists he was NOT trying to disrespect anyone. The 23-year-old..." December 09

  • Gordon Hayward May Play Tomorrow

    Hoops Rumors "In a bit of surprising news, Celtics forward Gordon Hayward told reporters today that fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand has healed, according to Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston. Hayward would not rule out a return to game action tomorrow night..." December 08

  • Isaiah Thomas Says Fans Should Considered Kyrie's Mental Health Before Booing

    TMZ "Isaiah Thomas is siding with Kyrie Irving in his feud with Celtics fans ... saying the crowd should consider players' mental health before booing the hell outta them. Remember, fans were pissed when Irving sat out his highly-anticipated return to Boston last week,..." December 07

  • 5 NBA Teams That Should Trade for Kevin Love

    Complex "NBA trade rumor szn is finally heating up, as tonight Woj broke some news that the Cavs are now open to trading Kevin Love. This shouldn't really surprise anyone with the Cavs being in the middle of a rebuild, but it's interesting that the news leaked so early into the..." December 07

  • This Brad Stevens Comment From After Celtics-Nuggets Is So Refreshing

    NESN "In terms of likability, it’s hard to execute a more impressive turnaround than what the Boston Celtics have done this season. This time last year, Green Teamers were just beginning to wonder whether they ever would like Kyrie Irving and the ill-fated 2018-19 Celtics. Of course,..." December 07

  • Enes Kanter In Talks With WWE's Triple H For Wrestling Career After NBA

    TMZ "Enes Kanter already has a sick retirement plan in place when his NBA career comes to an end ... telling TMZ Sports he's already in talks to join WWE full time!!! Of course, the Boston Celtics star is no stranger to the squared circle -- he VERY briefly held the 24/7..." December 07

  • Celtics Expect Gordon Hayward Back By Christmas

    CBS Boston "After Gordon Hayward underwent surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand last month, the Celtics wing was expected to be sidelined until Christmas Day. Now Brad Stevens is telling us there’s a chance that Hayward returns ahead of schedule. Hayward took part in a live..." December 06

  • Celtics’ Marcus Smart plans to play vs. Nuggets after missing previous game

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart plans to play on Friday against the Denver Nuggets despite still dealing with some soreness. Smart has an abdomen contusion. He left Sunday’s game against the New York Knicks after suffering the injury and..." December 06

  • Adam Silver calls pay TV system “broken” as NBA struggles with early season ratings

    Awful Announcing "There’s no doubt that the NBA’s viewing numbers are down to start the year. There is plenty of room to debate why, with cord cutting and load management both coming under scrutiny, along with some unfortunate injuries blowing up some planned..." December 06

  • 5 Best Trade Packages For Blake Griffin

    Fadeaway World "It looks like it is time for the Detroit Pistons to start a rebuild. The Pistons are currently 6 games under .500 and haven’t shown that they are capable of contending with the top teams. With Andre Drummond, assuming he declines his player option, Reggie Jackson, and Langston..." December 06

  • Several coaches unhappy with challenge system but the NBA is pleased with results

    Clutch Points "The implementation of a coach’s challenge has been received with plenty of backlash by NBA helmsmen, but the league is pleased with the results. Every coach in the league has tried to challenge at least once, but many are left uncertain by how the rule works, as challenging one call..." December 05

  • Nikola Mirotic laughs at accusation he bolted the NBA for money

    EuroHoops.net "Barcelona superstar Nikola Mirotic talked about the reasons he decided to sign with Barcelona in offseason and return to Europe following a five-year stint in the NBA. At 28 years of age, Mirotic was considered able to get a contract worth tens of millions if he opted to remain in the..." December 05

  • Charles Barkley hilariously nailed Shaquille O'Neal in the head with an egg

    Sporting News "Charles Barkley hit Shaquille O'Neal in the head with an egg during "Inside the NBA" on Tuesday night. The former NBA stars turned analysts were attempting to complete a viral Tik Tok challenge that involves throwing an egg into the air and waiting for it..." December 04

  • 4 Destinations for DeMar DeRozan if Spurs Actually Trade Him

    12 Up "Among the profusion of unorthodox narratives that have grabbed headlines throughout the first quarter of the 2019-2020 NBA campaign is the fact that the San Antonio Spurs appear destined to finish near the bottom of the Western Conference. Through 22 games, Gregg..." December 04

  • What Marcus Smart's injury means to the Celtics going forward

    NBC Sports Boston "We have seen Marcus Smart go down too many times to count this season, only to rise after gathering himself.  But what we saw in Boston’s 113-104 win over the New York Knicks looked and felt different, more serious than the usual bumps and bruises he..." December 03

  • Celtics make impressive leap in latest 2020 NBA championship odds

    NBC Sports Boston "The 2019-20 Boston Celtics have given the sportsbooks a 19-game sample size -- and apparently Vegas likes what it sees. The Celtics were listed at 18/1 to win the 2020 NBA Finals in SuperBook USA's latest odds update released Monday. That ties them with the Denver Nuggets for the..." December 03

  • Celtics legend Kevin Garnett says Kyrie Irving didn't have the 'cojones' for Boston

    CBS Sports "Playing in any major sports town is tough, and there are some athletes who just aren't cut out for it. New York, Philadelphia and Boston are all well-known for having diehard fans that are not afraid to boo you if you're not performing to their standards. However, bring a title to any..." December 03

  • Al Horford happy for Gordon Hayward, lauds Brad Stevens for Celtics’ start

    Boston Herald "Al Horford got to spend a little time with his former team over the weekend when his 76ers and the Celtics found themselves in the same New York hotel. He had a good chat with Gordon Hayward, who was playing very well before fracturing a bone in his right hand three weeks ago. Horford..." December 03

  • Travis Scott Shows Off Rumored $2k Dior Air Jordan 1s

    TMZ "Travis Scott is getting an inside look at the upcoming Dior x Air Jordan 1s due out next year ... and yeah, they look expensive as hell. La Flame -- who's got his own Nike deal and custom line of AJs and AF1s -- posted the luxurious kicks on his IG on Tuesday ... proving his..." December 03

  • Marcus Smart Suffers Oblique Injury

    SLAM Online "The Boston Celtics could be without power guard Marcus Smart for the foreseeable after the 25-year-old took a direct shot to the abdomen while attempting to take a charge against the New York Knicks. Smart is considered day-top-day and will soon be re-evaluated after hitting the floor..." December 02

  • Extra draft pick proposed as prize for in-season tournament

    Hoops Hype "The NBA and its stakeholders are discussing potential changes to the league’s schedule with one wrinkle being an in-season tournament. The event, which would be modeled after European soccer, gives all 30 teams a chance to win, but unlike the proposed postseason play-in..." December 02

  • 5 Best Targets For The Dallas Mavericks This Season

    Fadeaway World "Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are off to a hot start this season. At 13-6, the Mavericks are currently the 4th seed in the Western Conference and this is due to the extraordinary play by Luka Doncic. So far this year, Luka is averaging 30.1 points, 10 rebounds, and 9.5 assists..." December 02

  • Celtics coach Brad Stevens is ‘done with these f***ing challenges’

    The Big Lead "The NBA has introduced coach's challenges for the first time this season. So far, it hasn't gone terribly well, as they've run into the same problem that the NFL has -- referees are extremely reluctant to overturn the initial call on the floor, even in the face of overwhelming..." December 02

  • Every team's MVP after a quarter of the season

    The Score "The NBA Power Rankings are selected by a panel of theScore's basketball editors. This week, we're selecting each squad's Most Valuable Player so far. 1. Milwaukee Bucks (17-3) Previous rank: 3 Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently setting or..." December 02

  • Enes Kanter suddenly defends Knicks owner James Dolan: ‘He’s a really good dude’

    New York Post "Celtics center Enes Kanter posted a double-double in his first game against the Knicks since being waived last season, schmoozed with James Dolan after the final buzzer and then gave the Knicks owner a vote of confidence. Kanter was quoted on a Bleacher Report podcast in the..." December 02