Boston Celtics

Enes Kanter
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Alex Reimer
July 17, 2019 - 2:58 pm
New Celtics center Enes Kanter is one of many professional athletes who uses his platform to talk about social and political issues that are important to him. But unlike his peers, Kanter’s words literally put his family members’ lives in jeopardy, never mind his own. When you phrase it like that,...
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Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins and Celtics center Aron Baynes
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Alex Reimer
July 03, 2019 - 11:36 am
Armed with little more than veteran minimum contracts, the Celtics are not positioned to make any more big additions this summer. That could leave them thin in the front court, where they’ve replaced Al Horford with Enes Kanter –– and a mishmash of young unknowns and role players such as Robert...
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Enes Kanter
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Alex Reimer
July 02, 2019 - 3:04 pm
The Celtics’ newest addition, Enes Kanter, is more than a veteran big man who can finish around the rim. He’s also one of the NBA’s foremost social activists, becoming an enemy of his native Turkey in the process. Kanter, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, regularly denounces the...
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Alex Reimer
July 02, 2019 - 1:58 pm
We hold many sacred traditions around these parts: spending our Fourth of July in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Bourne Bridge, drinking iced coffee year-round, and castigating our superstar athletes on their ways out of town. Few stars have experienced the lattermost tradition more than Kyrie...
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Alex Reimer
June 28, 2019 - 10:24 am
It’s been apparent for some time Kyrie Irving likely won’t re-sign with the Celtics this summer. The warning signs added up throughout the winter, culminating in episodes of aloofness and emotional distance, such as when he reportedly refused a team charitable request at the end of the season. In...
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Alex Reimer
June 26, 2019 - 11:33 am
We are in the midst of the NFL doldrums. Patriots training camp doesn’t begin for another month and Bill Belichick is busy cavorting in the Greek islands with his boo. Yet, ex-career backup quarterback and obscure NFL analyst Chris Simms has dominated the Boston sports conversation for nearly the...
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Kyrie Irving
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Alex Reimer
June 24, 2019 - 3:33 pm
Kyrie Irving is apparently showing more effort in his single-person pursuit of Kevin Durant this summer than he displayed on the defensive side of the floor all season long. The two superstars have met twice in recent weeks, according to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. League sources say they got...
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Alex Reimer
June 21, 2019 - 10:04 am
The Celtics will become a much less talented team on the court if and when Kyrie Irving decides to sign elsewhere in free agency –– and right now, it looks like that is a “when.” But with the addition of first-round pick Grant Williams, at least they’ve become a lot more scientifically savvy. The C...
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Alex Reimer
June 19, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Perhaps the most intriguing option to replace the seemingly departed Kyrie Irving at point guard is no longer available. The Grizzlies traded star point guard Mike Conley Wednesday to the Jazz in exchange for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, Grayson Allen and two first-round picks, including the No. 23...
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