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  • NBA trade rumors: Updating potential summer blockbusters

    Sportsnaut "NBA trade rumors will soon start picking up steam now that what promises to be an event-filled offseason is on the horizon. Some teams will look to move off expensive stars as a way to save cash. Others are going to go all in with their championship windows still wide..." May 16

  • Gilbert Arenas Selects His Top 5 Pure Scorers Of All Time

    Fadeaway World "There are many things that go into winning a basketball game. But at the core of the game, you have to score more points than the opposing team. Scoring is one of the most important skills in basketball, and the ability to get buckets in a variety of ways is crucial to being a good..." May 16

  • Celtics-Wizards, Pacers-Hornets to face off in East play-in tournament

    The Score "It took right up until the final day of the regular season, but the Eastern Conference's inaugural play-in tournament field is set. The No. 7 Boston Celtics will host the No. 8 Washington Wizards for the East's seventh playoff seed. Meanwhile, the..." May 16

  • Mike Breen Hilariously Referred To Tacko Fall As ‘Taco Bell’ During Celtics game

    Total Pro Sports "It was inevitable that somebody was going to slip up and say this at least one time. In Sunday’s game between the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks, play-by-play man Mike Breen accidentally referred to Boston center Tacko Fall as “Taco Bell” during the..." May 16

  • Top Moments from 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction

    Bleacher Report "The much-anticipated class of 2020 was finally enshrined in a ceremony at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.  Boasting arguably the most star-studded enshrinees in history, the nine-person class was headlined by Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. They were..." May 16

  • NBA playoff picture heading into final day of regular season

    The Score "While only one day remains in the 2020-21 NBA regular season, a lot still needs to be settled. The top spot in the Western Conference remains up for grabs, and the play-in tournament matchups aren't locked in yet. Nearly all of Sunday's games have significant..." May 16

  • NBA's positional misfits destroying an outdated system

    CBS Sports "Zion Williamson had played 70 NBA games before the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching staff decided it was time. He had already evolved into a perimeter playmaker, even initiating the offense in certain situations. On April 9, though, with Lonzo Ball out with a hip injury,..." May 16

  • Jayson Tatum’s hilarious reaction to Kevin McHale photo with son Deuce

    Clutch Points "One is adored by millions of Boston Celtics fans around the world, and the other is Kevin McHale. Jayson Tatum’s son Deuce and Celtics living legend Kevin McHale posed for a photo together, which the St. Louis native posted on his Twitter account. The 23-year-old..." May 16

  • Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace Reportedly Part Of 2021 Hall Of Fame Class

    Hoops Rumors "Ahead of Sunday’s official announcement, two names of the 2021 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class have been reported: Ben Wallace and Paul Pierce. Sources told Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated that the legendary defensive stalwart Wallace will be..." May 15

  • Marv Albert will reportedly retire at end of NBA Playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "After over five decades of calling NBA action, Marv Albert is calling it a career. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Albert has decided to retire from his broadcasting duties at the end of the NBA Playoffs. A formal announcement is expected soon from Albert, and..." May 15

  • NBA plans to address players using unnatural shooting motions to draw fouls in offseason

    CBS Sports "With just a few days left in the regular season, and all but two playoff seeds still up for grabs, most of the NBA is focused firmly on the here and now. But it's never too early to start looking ahead to the future, and the league office is already making plans to address some key issues..." May 15

  • NBA Playoff Picture 2021: Standings, Predictions for Lakers, Warriors and More

    Bleacher Report "Can the Los Angeles Lakers move up to the No. 6 seed and avoid going to the play-in tournament? Or will the Portland Trail Blazers hold them off, giving the defending NBA champions a longer path back to the postseason? That's the biggest question remaining following..." May 15

  • Charles Barkley Says That Danny Ainge Is Part Of The Boston Celtics' Issues

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics have been one of the teams that have underwhelmed this season. They are the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference and look headed to the play-in. After making the Eastern Conference Finals last season, they haven't reached the championship contender status that was expected..." May 14

  • Here are some potential Celtics moves this offseason

    Boston "On Thursday, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge told 98.5’s Toucher and Rich that the Celtics will see some changes this summer. “I think that we will definitely be looking to make some changes in the offseason,” Ainge said...." May 14

  • NBA, Union Discuss Changes To Health And Safety Protocols

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and its players union are considering changes to the league’s health and safety protocols after an announcement this week from the Centers for Disease Control, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. The CDC issued a statement Thursday that “fully..." May 14

  • Gambling, ‘Gladiator’ and goosebumps: the untold stories of Kevin Garnett’s rise to Hall of Fame

    The Athletic "You probably already know Kevin Garnett is one of the most intense competitors the NBA has ever seen, but did you know he would sometimes lose in card games against his teammates on purpose because he was self-conscious of the money he was making? You probably already know Garnett..." May 14

  • The NBA was supposed to challenge the NFL, but has its popularity even surpassed MLB?

    The Athletic "I love Ethan Strauss’ recent series of columns on NBA ratings for a few reasons. First, they’re always fun reads because Strauss has an entertaining style of prose. Second, I’m a media nerd so I inhale any and all information in this realm. And third, it’s..." May 14

  • Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan: A Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class for the ages takes its place

    The Athletic "Rarely does a confluence occur so perfectly as this weekend’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This class – the Class of 2020, whose original ceremony date last August was postponed because of COVID-19 – cuts such a swath through the..." May 14

  • Celtics' Jaylen Brown undergoes successful surgery

    CBS Sports "Brown concludes the season with career-best averages in points (24.7), assists (3.4), steals (1.2), blocks (0.6) and made three-pointers (2.8) per game while also adding 6.0 rebounds in 34.5 minutes. Brown also set new career highs in field-goal percentage (48.4), free-throw percentage (76.4),..." May 13

  • Toughest Decision For Every NBA Team In 2021 Free Agency

    Fadeaway World "It’s decision time. Each NBA team will make severe tough choices over the 2021 offseason that could determine the direction of the franchise. Some of the decisions are more critical than others, but that’s just the nature of the business. Read..." May 13

  • Danny Ainge Backs Brad Stevens, But Says There Will Be Changes This Offseason

    CBS Boston "The Celtics have been a disappointing mess this season, unable to beat even the worst teams in the NBA. Soon, they’ll find themselves in the NBA play-in tournament, with no guarantee that they’ll make the real postseason. It’s not what most expected heading into the..." May 13

  • One bold move Celtics must make to become title contenders again

    Clutch Points "This has been the absolute season from hell for the Boston Celtics. They’ve been dealt with a myriad of injuries and health complications all throughout the season, both COVID-19 related or otherwise. Kemba Walker started off the year on the shelf, missing..." May 13

  • 5 NBA players who could break Russell Westbrook's record for triple-doubles

    Sports Keeda "Russell Westbrook only recently recorded his 182nd triple-double to become the all-time leader in this category. Westbrook's showing no signs of slowing down either, making it feasible for him to exceed 200 or even 250 triple-doubles before he decides to officially ride off..." May 13

  • NBA: One new player tested positive for coronavirus in previous week

    Pro Basketball Talk "After its worst week with coronavirus in two months – four new cases, which followed weeks of three and two – the NBA has returned to a more manageable number. NBA release: Of the 497 players tested for COVID-19 since May..." May 13

  • NBA creates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award

    ESPN "The NBA has created a new award in honor of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer and a noted civil rights activist, that will recognize a player who best embodies his strive for social justice and racial equality, the league announced Thursday. The winner..." May 13

  • Celtics’ Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart out vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sportsnaut "The struggling Boston Celtics ruled out guards Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart for Wednesday night’s road game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Walker will sit due to injury management of his troublesome left knee while Smart is out with a bruised right calf. Boston..." May 12

  • Charles Barkley reveals who’s to blame for Celtics’ current struggles

    Clutch Points "It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics have not been the best team in the NBA this season. As a matter of fact, some might even say that despite all that they have achieved in the past few years, this team has still failed to live up to the lofty expectations many had/have on..." May 12

  • NBA Trade Deadline Deals Contenders and Tankers Should Have Made

    Bleacher Report "The NBA trade deadline is, in hindsight, often a land of what-ifs and regrets. Sometimes teams get in trouble by acquiring the wrong player, overpaying on the trade market or choosing the wrong direction for their franchise's future. For other teams, though, the worst..." May 12

  • In-Person NBA Draft Combine to Return for 2021

    Blazer's Edge "The lead up to the 2021 NBA Draft will feature an in-person combine this year. Unlike last year’s virtual combine, the top prospects in the 2021 class are set to take center stage in Chicago near the end of June. The Athletic’s Shams Charania provided an..." May 12

  • Tristan Thompson’s Alleged Mistress Sydney Chase Hires Gloria Allred

    Hot New Hip Hop "The drama between Tristan Thompson and his alleged mistress Syndey Chase continues as she has reportedly hired high-profile attorney Gloria Allred. Tristan Thompson's relationship with Khloe Kardashian has long been one of the most scrutinized couplings in the entertainment..." May 12

  • NBA Stars with the Most to Prove in the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Entrenched stars are not typically saddled with the burden of proof during the NBA's regular season. Their value amongst one another can be divisive, but it's a given overall. Issues with their games are, usually, matters of split hairs; otherwise they wouldn't be..." May 12

  • The Luke Walton All-Stars -- 10 players who starred in their roles in 2021

    ESPN "It's time for the 10th Annual Luke Walton All-Stars, honoring journeymen and guys who have fought to stick in the NBA. Bruce Brown, Brooklyn Nets (captain) Brown walked into the Detroit Pistons practice facility in November when his..." May 12

  • 7 Former NBA All-Stars Are Playing At A High Level Off The Bench This Season

    Fadeaway World "It is not easy for former All-Star players to accept a bit-part role. We have seen throughout NBA history that players don't respond to that well, and it often goes bad. We have seen how a legend like Allen Iverson failed to accept a smaller role and that effectively ended his time in the..." May 12

  • Max Kellerman: Celtics Can't Win Title With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown as Best Players

    The Big Lead "The Boston Celtics' no-good, very bad 2020-21 season took another massive blow on Monday with the news that Jaylen Brown is out for the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist. Any title hopes that gained steam after the team appeared in the Eastern Conference Finals..." May 11

  • Crowded All-NBA Field Will Impact Several Contract Situations

    Hoops Rumors "When Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer shared his early All-NBA picks this week, he rightly pointed out that limiting the field to 15 players will leave a number of worthy candidates on the outside looking in. O’Connor had to exclude worthy contenders such as Devin..." May 11

  • 3 Players who can beat Russell Westbrook’s triple-double record

    Clutch Points "Russell Westbrook just became the triple-double king by surpassing Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in NBA history. Albeit coming in a tough 1-point loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday, the Washington Wizards star notched career triple-double no. 182 to take..." May 11

  • Jaylen Brown done for season due to wrist injury

    ESPN "The Boston Celtics say forward Jaylen Brown will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist. The injury, which was diagnosed over the weekend, is expected to require surgery later this week, according to the team. " May 10

  • Evan Fournier’s brutally honest assessment of soft Celtics

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics have suffered through a disappointing 2020-21 campaign, and they’re on the verge of having to participate in the play-in tournament. Evan Fournier hasn’t been around for long and has barely played since his trade from the Orlando Magic because of..." May 10

  • The Celtics Are Falling Apart at the Worst Possible Time

    The Big Lead "The Boston Celtics lost again on Sunday, dropping a 130-124 decision to the Miami Heat at home. It was the latest in a string of bad losses for the Celtics as they have fallen into play-in tournament territory with time running out before the playoffs. In a season of slumps..." May 10

  • Referee Tony Brown to miss rest of 2020-21 season

    NBA.com "NBA referee Tony Brown will not officiate the rest of the regular season nor during the 2021 NBA Playoffs after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last month. “Tony is a beloved member of the NBA family, and in particular, our officiating family,” said Monty McCutchen,..." May 10

  • Play-In Tournament looms large for Boston Celtics

    NBA.com "When Boston used a 60-point outburst by Jayson Tatum to complete a 32-point comeback against the San Antonio Spurs on April 30, it felt like a season-saving win in terms of trying to avoid the Play-In Tournament. With two marquee games quickly approaching against..." May 10

  • Twitter user creates hilarious thread of popular porn stars that compare to NBA players

    Total Pro Sports "This is the type of content social media was created for. On Sunday, Twitter user @DaMightyChiefs took to the popular social media site and created a hilarious thread comparing some of the biggest NBA players to popular porn stars For LeBron James, he compared to Abella..." May 10

  • 5 blockbuster trades the Golden State Warriors could make this summer

    Sportsnaut "Regardless of what happens moving forward on the season, the Golden State Warriors will be looking to pull off a blockbuster trade during the summer. With Klay Thompson slated to return to full health during the 2021-22 campaign and Stephen Curry playing at an..." May 09

  • Brad Stevens clearly on the hot seat amid Boston Celtics’ struggles

    Sportsnaut "Battling for a spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics laid an absolute egg against the Miami Heat Sunday afternoon. Boston fell down 79-53 at the half with an absolutely disastrous defensive performance against its conference rivals...." May 09

  • Boston Celtics Head Coach Is Frightened By Miami Heat’s Roster

    Heavy "While it’s been a rollercoaster season for the Miami Heat, a team that has shown little consistency, as the playoffs near closer, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens admits he fears playing them during go time. Prior to the division rivals’ first of two..." May 09

  • NBA Playoff Picture: Standings, Bracket and Key Storylines Down the Stretch

    Bleacher Report "After winning the NBA title last season, the Los Angeles Lakers are in a bit of trouble as this year's playoffs draws closer. And if they don't turn things around soon, their appearance in the 2020-21 postseason could be brief. The Lakers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers on..." May 09

  • Brad Stevens Gives Grim Outlook on Injured Celtics Starter Robert Williams

    Heavy "The Boston Celtics dropped yet another crucial game on Friday — a 22-point loss at the hands of the Chicago Bulls. Of course, being down two starters on the night certainly didn’t help the C’s cause. While Kemba Walker, who dropped a season-high 33 points, helped..." May 08

  • Heat Star Bam Adebayo More Worried About Upcoming Holiday Than Playing Celtics

    Heavy "Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo is developing something of a reputation for breaking the hearts of Boston Celtics fans. His game-saving block on Celtics star Jayson Tatum during Game 1 of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals set a tone for the series. The No. 5 Heat went on to..." May 08

  • The Boston Celtics Could Create A Powerful Superteam With DeMar DeRozan

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics are a team that could try and make some moves during the offseason. Despite making the Eastern Conference Finals once again during the bubble last season, the Boston Celtics have been an inconsistent team this season, which has caused them to be the 6th seed in the Eastern..." May 07

  • Potential 2021 NBA RFAs Whose Qualifying Offers Will Be Impacted By Starter Criteria

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s rookie scale, which determines how much first-round picks earn during their first four NBA seasons, also dictates how much the qualifying offers will be worth for those players when they reach restricted free agency after year four. However, the value of those..." May 07