Jaylen Brown

LeBron James
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John Tomase
June 13, 2018 - 1:09 pm
LeBron James should have only one thought as he enters free agency: championships. The Celtics should have only one concurrent thought: championship window. That extra word makes all the difference, and that's when it hits you: James needs the Celtics more than they need him. It's crazy, on one...
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John Tomase
June 12, 2018 - 11:07 am
Kyrie Irving sounds genuinely excited to play with Gordon Hayward this fall, but we still have little idea for his plans once he hits free agency next summer. Those were the two main takeaways from Irving's interview with Boston Sports Journal (subscription required). "I'm just excited to see what...
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Vincent Gallo
June 07, 2018 - 7:32 pm
Between the summers of 2013 and 2017, the agenda for Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was to restructure a team both young and skilled enough to beat an opponent led by LeBron James. Now, after taking the Cavaliers to seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals before...
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LeBron James and Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
May 28, 2018 - 1:36 am
The last echoes of the final buzzer dissipated to silence and fans decked in green exited with barely a murmur. LeBron James had just clinched his eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals, but before celebrating in the quiet TD Garden, he scanned the parquet floor. He was looking for Jayson Tatum...
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LeBron James Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
May 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm
The Celtics and Cavaliers play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, and I've got a mess of thoughts about this one, so let's just dive right in. ESPN's Mark Jackson let loose this whopper late in Cleveland's Game 6 victory at home: "If LeBron gets this Cavaliers team to the...
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Jaylen Brown
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John Tomase
May 23, 2018 - 11:11 pm
There will be at least one more basketball game in Boston this season. It might even come in the Finals. The Celtics guaranteed that much on Wednesday night with another dominating effort at home in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take a 3-2 series lead with a 96-83 victory. The Celtics...
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LeBron James
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John Tomase
May 21, 2018 - 11:19 pm
Turns out it's not so easy to overthrow a King. The Celtics arrived in Cleveland on Friday believing they could sweep LeBron James right out of the Eastern Conference Finals. They returned to Boston on Monday night with a more humbling and daunting mission: winning a best-of-three. There will be no...
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Jaylen Brown and Kevin Love
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John Tomase
May 21, 2018 - 10:59 am
Brad Stevens talks about connectivity more than your local ISP. When his Celtics play with it, they generally win. When they don't, you get debacles like Saturday's 30-point shellacking at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. After that Game 3 loss, Stevens praised the Cavaliers nearly half a...
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Jaylen Brown
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John Tomase
May 17, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Jaylen Brown entered the NBA as an enigma. He scored on athleticism as a freshman at Cal, and there were questions about how his game would translate to the NBA. Did he possess 3-point range? Would his offensive game develop the necessarily polish? And what position was he, anyway? Not even two...
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LeBron James
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Alex Reimer
May 17, 2018 - 2:37 pm
On “Dale & Keefe” Wednesday, my pariah-in-crime John Tomase said he would rather have Al Horford on the Celtics than LeBron James. As of five days ago, I would’ve bursted out laughing at the suggestion. But after watching James get stifled in Game 1 and turn passive in Game 2 –– he scored 21...
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