The 21st century has been pretty generous to Beantown sports. Pick any year in the last two decades, and there is more than a 50-50 chance the city of Boston has held an open-top bus parade for its NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL champions.
Which players have impressed most since the All-Star break?
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has ascended to NBA superstardom. The Celtics' NBA title chances depend on Tatum being the player he's been over the last month.
The NBA’s biggest stars will take their talents to Chicago for the 69th NBA All-Star game. It is looking like LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo will captain the two teams just like last year, but who will make the All-Star draft?
It is no secret that the Boston Celtics are vulnerable in the paint. Al Horford and Aron Baynes' respective departures in the offseason have left Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter as the first choice centres on the Celtics' roster.
The NBA's Christmas Day schedule is a great tradition. For over a decade, the league have been showing five consecutive games on 25th December, and 2019 is no different.
I first began watching the NBA in 2016. The sport of basketball had always appealed to me but due to the time difference among other things I never got the chance to fully engross myself.
This offseason we have seen the Warriors dynasty get dismantled which had us thinking where do they rank amongst the all-time greatest dynasties?
The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics have been fixtures at the top of the Eastern Conference over the last couple of seasons. Boston were supposedly in the ascendancy 12 months ago. Toronto have evolved from the Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan duo to an NBA champion.
Kemba Walker’s regular season debut for the Boston Celtics ended in defeat at Wells Fargo Center against the Philadelphia 76ers. Walker, Boston’s headline offseason acquisition, struggled all night.
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum looked ready to ascend to All-Stardom during the 2017/18 NBA playoffs. Dunking on LeBron James, racking up points and leading the Celtics’ offence in a deep postseason run, Tatum was drawing comparisons with Kobe Bryant. He was Boston’s future.
Everyone has overlooked Boston and as the old saying goes, work in silence and let your success be your noise. I'd say that could be the case in the Garden this year.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there is no market for Cousins. The four-time All-Star received the mid-level exception with the Warriors last season, but Wojnarowski added that he may not even get that despite expecting a hefty one-year deal when free agency began.
The decision will be met with its fair share of raised eyebrows after Irving's most recent season with the Celtics turned out to be a disaster of epic proportions. However, Irving is one of the premier players and point guards in the league, as well as being a Brooklyn native, thus the argument can be made that for a team looking to break into the upper echelon of the NBA, Irving is the exact type of superstar to lead you there.
With Kyrie leaving, Aron Baynes' contract traded to Phoenix and Al Horford moving on, the Celtics are suddenly in a position to make a statement in the free agent market in the form of Kemba Walker. Walker can take the option of earning an estimated $220 million super-max in Charlotte (should it be offered), however, there are strong rumours that Walker will decline the super-max in favour of playing for a contender.