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  • NBA All-Star Jerseys Released, Drawing Inspiration From Host Chicago

    SI "In addition to the 2020 NBA All-Star starters being announced, the jerseys for the weekend were also unveiled on Thursday. The Jordan Brand NBA All-Star uniforms take inspiration from the city of Chicago's transit line, Nike said in a release.   " January 24

  • NBA All-Star Game 2020: Lakers' LeBron James and Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo named captains

    NBA.com "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 10 players that will start in the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. To determine the 10 starters, fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote (five players from each conference). Current NBA players and a media panel each accounted for 25 percent of the..." January 23

  • Jae Crowder on Brad Stevens, Isaiah Thomas, and his time with the Celtics

    Boston "Brad Stevens and Jae Crowder cemented their places in the NBA together, and the head coach was quick to praise the former Celtics forward Wednesday night. “I just think Jae’s a winner,” Stevens said. “He impacts winning everywhere he’s been. I don’t..." January 23

  • Danny Ainge Confirms Celtics Offered Scouting Job To Troubled Delonte West

    NESN "The Boston Celtics are among those who’ve tried to help Delonte West. West, who played parts of four seasons with the Celtics (2004-07, 2010-11), landed in the news this week when a pair of videos surfaced showing the former NBA guard in a troubled state. One video showed West..." January 23

  • Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Announcing NBA Games on National TV is Becoming Increasingly Problematic

    12 Up "NBA fans have waited since June to catch the debut of New Orleans Pelicans first overall pick Zion Williamson. That day finally came on Wednesday night, as Williamson faced off against the San Antonio Spurs, with a solid chunk of the league's future and marketing dollars at..." January 23

  • 'Space Jam 2' Jerseys Revealed by Nike, Fans Rejoice

    Pop Culture "Space Jam 2 is scheduled to be released on July 16, 2021, and fans are eagerly anticipating the sequel that features LeBron James. The excitement became palpable on Wednesday afternoon when the official movie jerseys were revealed. The new looks feature a large Tune Squad logo and are..." January 22

  • Fashion meets NBA with Louis Vuitton trophy case

    USA Today "NBA players have become fashion icons with their pregame attire, attendance at Fashion Week shows throughout the world and photo shoots in fashion mags. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the NBA teamed up with luxurious fashion house Louis Vuitton to create the..." January 22

  • Jaylen Brown Out Wednesday Night vs. Grizzlies

    98.5 The Sports Hub "Monday night, Jaylen Brown punctuated the Celtics 139-107 win over the Lakers with his poster dunk on LeBron James. Wednesday night, he will watch from the bench, sidelined with a right ankle sprain, the Celtics announced Wednesday afternoon. Brown aggravated the ankle during Monday..." January 22

  • Delonte West Has Not Cooperated When People Have Tried To Help In The Past

    Total Pro Sports "Earlier this week, there were two videos put out showing Delonte West being punched and kicked on a highway in Washington D.C. and then sounding completely incoherent while speaking to an officer about this situation. One of the main takeaways from those videos was: why isn’t..." January 22

  • Danny Ainge Reportedly Offered Delonte West a Scouting Job With Celtics

    12 Up "The NBA world is banding together to help out former Boston Celtics guard Delonte West, who was videotaped on the side of a highway muttering incomprehensible statements after being involved in a street fight in Washington, D.C.  West, who reportedly suffers from..." January 22

  • Prince George’s County police investigate video shared of ex-NBA player in handcuffs

    wtop.com "Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are investigating how a video showing a former NBA player in handcuffs was released on social media after they learned that an officer had recorded it. The person in the video has been identified as Delonte West, who played for the..." January 21

  • Shaq Mouthed 'Shut the F*** Up' to Charles Barkley on Live TV

    The Big Lead "Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley have a longstanding, friendly feud that's been waged over the last two decades. It actually started out not-so-friendly, with Barkley throwing a ball at Shaq's head while the two were playing in the NBA against each other, but has certainly..." January 21

  • Jameer Nelson, Phil Martelli issue statements about Delonte West

    Larry Brown Sports "Jameer Nelson and Phil Martelli sent out statements on Twitter Monday night after seeing the videos involving Delonte West. West played at Saint Joseph’s with Nelson, under Martelli’s leadership, for three seasons, culminating in their 2003-2004 squad that went 27-0..." January 21

  • Jayson Tatum Has Crossed the Threshold into NBA Stardom

    Bleacher Report "Jayson Tatum's ascent into stardom is not hypothetical anymore. This isn't a nod to any singular Tatum moment. He didn't need to detonate for 27 points in under 29 minutes on 10-of-18 shooting (5-of-8 from deep) during the Celtics' 139-107 shellacking of..." January 21

  • Jaylen Brown Doubted Extension Would Get Done

    Hoops Rumors "Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown thought the team wouldn’t budge from its original $80MM extension offer before the front office substantially sweetened the pot, he told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on the Woj Pod (hat tip to Nick Goss of NBC Sports Boston)...." January 20

  • NBA players pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

    Sportsnaut "Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a major holiday around the United States. It reminds us of a man who fought for and died to create the equality so many are still battling for today.  It’s also an absolutely huge day around the NBA world. That’s no different on this..." January 20

  • Sports stars talk race, recruiting, remembering MLK at Earl Lloyd Sports Symposium

    Commercial Appeal "Before they were honored at the Grizzlies-Pelicans game, four former sports stars discussed Martin Luther King's impact on their lives, the work they're doing to help carry on his legacy and their responsibilities to the community Monday at the Earl Lloyd Sports..." January 20

  • Video Appears to Show Former NBA Player Delonte West Following Alleged Altercation

    Complex "An agitated Delonte West was captured discussing an alleged altercation.  The person who posted the clip of the former NBA player to social media, Twitter user @damani_givens, told Complex that the video was taken in Washington D.C. " January 20

  • Celtics’ Jaylen Brown admits he was ‘fed up’ last season

    Clutch Points "Jaylen Brown faced a massive test of his faith last season when a Boston Celticsrollercoaster campaign threatened to turn his career from up-and-coming starter to role-playing contributor. Brown was yanked in and out of the starting lineup after Gordon Hayward returned from a..." January 20

  • Lakers' Anthony Davis available for Monday's game vs. Celtics

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Davis could be back in action Monday after a five-game absence, the Los Angeles Lakers announced per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. Davis was listed as questionable for the game as of Sunday night, though reports targeted his return as Saturday. He’s missed time after taking a..." January 20

  • Kemba Walker on 0-28 record vs. LeBron James: He's the best 'in my generation'

    The Score "Since making his NBA debut in December 2011, Kemba Walker has faced LeBron James28 times. To this day, Walker has never beaten the King. "What can I say? The guy was the best player to play in my league, in my generation," Walker said of James,..." January 20

  • Celtics coach Brad Stevens confirms MRI on Kemba Walker’s knee reveals no structural damage

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics head coach Brad Steven has confirmed that an MRI on Kemba Walker’s knee revealed no structural damage. However, the All-Star point guard has been ruled out of Saturday’s home game against the Phoenix Suns as he’s still dealing with..." January 18

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • The Bucks Are Clear Favorites to Win Eastern Conference

    SI "The NBA is wide open this season, as you may have heard pundits say a few thousand times. The era of the superteam is over, and there are half a dozen (or more) teams with a legitimate shot at winning a championship. Or are there? Milwaukee beat Boston on Thursday. The Bucks..." January 17

  • From Europe to the Celtics: Playing in NBA a 'dream come true' for Javonte Green

    NBC Sports Boston "The roar when Javonte Green completed the finger roll left his Boston Celtics teammates momentarily baffled up and down the Eastern seaboard. Green, Boston’s 26-year-old rookie, drew noticeable cheers inside Washington’s Verizon Center with a first-quarter bucket thanks to..." January 17

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Celtics' Robert Williams Won’t Return Before All-Star Break

    Hoops Rumors "Celtics center Robert Williams, who has been sidelined for about a month because of a bone edema in his left hip, will remain out of action until after the All-Star break, according to a tweet from the team. Coach Brad Stevens explained that Williams..." January 15

  • 5 Potential Kevin Love Trades

    Complex "The furor over Kevin Love’s on-court temper tantrum has subsided. It’s not entirely clear who or what caused the frustration to boil over, but the obvious candidates are the passing-challenged Collin Sexton, or the new coach John Beilein. Beilein himself took..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Kemba Walker has been through losing, so 3 game Boston Celtics streak ‘is nothing to me, personally’

    Mass Live "Life is very different inside the walls of the Auerbach Center. While social media and talking heads fall over themselves to diagnose what’s plaguing the Boston Celtics, the team is calmly going about their business. “No one in this building is losing their minds,”..." January 13

  • Vincent Poirier could soon be a sizable solution for Celtics

    Boston Globe "Celtics coach Brad Stevens said backup center Vincent Poirier, who has been sidelined since Dec. 17 because of a broken finger, could return late next week. Poirier has appeared in just nine games this season, averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. But with Robert..." January 13

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Celtics’ Jaylen Brown doesn’t believe Brandon Ingram’s extension comments were about him

    Mass Live "Earlier this month, Brandon Ingram made some waves in an ESPN article speaking about the other players who got contract extensions this summer. Ingram did not, mostly because the Pelicans needed to see him return from the deep venous thrombosis in his shoulder that ended his season..." January 13

  • Celtics Notes: Memphis Pick, Jaylen Brown,Vincent Poirier, Kemba Walker

    Hoops Rumors "The Grizzlies‘ first-rounder that the Celtics own is a volatile asset heading into this year’s trade deadline, Sean Deveney writes for Forbes. The pick is top six protected and becomes unprotected in 2021 if it doesn’t convey this year. Memphis is currently..." January 12

  • Danny Ainge: Celtics feel no urgency to trade young players for veteran help

    Larry Brown Sports "At 25-11, the Boston Celtics are well-positioned in the Eastern Conference, but it doesn’t appear that they’re willing to mortgage the future too much to increase their chances of winning now. " January 11

  • Celtics’ recent skid is not an indication of a nose dive

    Boston "Thirty-six games into what has been a feel-good, it’s-safe-to-like-these-guys-again season, your 2019-20 Boston Celtics have officially driven into a rut. They have lost three games in a row for the first time this season. Two of the losses came against teams below .500 (Bradley..." January 11

  • Celtics vs. Spurs Fan Apologizes For Throwing Drink On Court

    TMZ "2:59 PM PT -- Justin Arnold has broken his silence following the arrest ... owning up to the drink throw. “I’m sorry to the Boston Celtics organization and TD garden for what I did," Arnold told WEEI. "It was unacceptable and I take full responsibility...." January 10

  • Celtics, Suns And Raptors Are Interested In Danilo Gallinari

    Fadeaway World "As one of the players moved in the infamous Paul George deal, Danilo Gallinari has yet to find a long-term home in the NBA. Stints in New York, Denver, Los Angeles, and (now) Oklahoma City, it seems Galo has always been used as a pawn for teams to acquire someone better than him. This..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • Here's how Grizzlies' draft pick value is taking a bad turn for Celtics

    NBC Sports Boston "The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last 10 games and enter Wednesday just a half-game out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. This is bad news for the Boston Celtics. The Celtics own the Grizzlies' first-round draft pick in the 2020 NBA Draft if the..." January 10

  • Celtics’ Tacko Fall was very excited to set screens for Kemba Walker vs. Spurs

    Mass Live "The Boston Celtics followed up their worst loss of the season on Monday with another bad one on Wednesday -- a 129-114 drubbing at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. Here are eight things we learned. 1. Tacko Fall got early minutes with Boston’s main..." January 09

  • Danny Ainge says Celtics may protest Kemba Walker’s 2nd technical vs. Spurs

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge noted the team may protest the second technical foul star point guard Kemba Walker received on Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs:       January 09

  • Kemba Walker leaves Celtics game with thumb injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Kemba Walker left Thursday night’s Boston Celtics-Philadelphia 76ers game after hurting his thumb in the second quarter. Walker was trying to make a move for the ball on offense and appeared to hurt his left thumb pushing off of Mike Scott. He was grimacing and holding his left..." January 09

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Fan who threw drink during Spurs-Celtics game gets lifetime ban from arena

    TMZ " A spokesperson for the TD Garden tells TMZ Sports Arnold is now banned FOR LIFE for allegedly tossing the can onto the court. "This act is a serious violation of our guest code of conduct," the spokesperson said. " January 09

  • Fan arrested for throwing beer on court during Celtics-Spurs game

    USA Today "A fan was arrested Wednesday night in Boston for throwing a beer onto the court after Celtics star Kemba Walker's controversial ejection led to a tense scene at TD Garden. Midway through the third quarter, Walker ran into a hard screen set by San Antonio Spurs..." January 09

  • Brad Stevens reveals Kemba Walker will return vs. Spurs

    CBS Boston " The Boston Celtics will get starting point guard Kemba Walker back for Wednesday night’s visit from the San Antonio Spurs. But that doesn’t mean the “Hospital Celtics” will be whole again. After missing the last three games with the flu, Walker is set to..." January 08

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08