Basketball

Enes Kanter
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 30, 2019 - 3:36 pm
It’s hard to decide which Celtic had the best Media Day entrance. The door frame leading into the press conference room had to be at least a foot and a half too short for Tacko Fall. Jaylen Brown revealed his new haircut in person for the first time. But the unofficial award probably goes to Enes...
Read More
Kyrie Irving
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 28, 2019 - 9:54 am
Whether or not you’re satisfied with what Kyrie Irving had to say about his ending in Boston and why he had to leave , there’s one other detail from his introductory press conference with the nets worth noting. Then we might be able to put the topic of the ex-Celtics point guard on hold until...
Read More
Kyrie Irving
USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
September 27, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Kyrie Irving finally did it. He finally explained what happened with the Celtics and why he left Boston. He addressed the matter twice at his introductory press conference with the Nets at the start of the team’s media day on Friday. Now, when Irving is ready to talk about something, he spares no...
Read More
LeBron James
USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
September 27, 2019 - 11:01 am
Comparing basketball players from different eras is fun, but it’s tough. The game has changed so much in this young century, never mind looking back to when Red Auerbach coached. Big men don’t hang in the low post as much now. Three-pointers continue to become more and more important. The list goes...
Read More
John Bohannon
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 26, 2019 - 8:58 pm
After spending two seasons playing professionally in Lebanon, John Bohannon was with the Celtics G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, in 2018-19. The former UTEP center averaged 7.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game last season, earning 20.8 minutes a night over the 43 games he...
Read More
Jaylen Brown
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 26, 2019 - 11:11 am
When it became clear the Kyrie Irving era in Boston was over, the logical move seemed to be: build around Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Danny Ainge has held onto them when opportunities to do otherwise have reportedly presented themselves. Adding Kemba Walker shows the C’s still believe they need...
Read More
Kyrie Irving
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 25, 2019 - 4:20 pm
Just before Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks had his press conference on Tuesday, former Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving took an elbow to the face during a pickup game. Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson was supposed to be at the press conference, as well, but he went to the doctor with Irving...
Read More
Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 25, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Kemba Walker isn’t his predecessor. There are pros and cons to that. The pro that’s been discussed most has been Walker’s approach with the young guys and his general ability as a leader. Makes sense given the chaos that ensued under Kyrie Irving’s watch last year. With Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown...
Read More

Pages