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Suspended Indefinitely: Larry Bird Works The Whiteboard

by Colin McGowan

Mar 27, 2020 11:24 AM

It remains potently strange that Larry Bird, three-time MVP and something like the sixth-best player of all-time, breezed through Indiana, organized one of the best teams in the league, and then quietly walked away from a profession nobody knew he would be good at or even wanted to pursue in the first place. Read more »

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Kyrie Irving Will Always Be His Often Wonderful, Sometimes Difficult Self

by Colin McGowan

Dec 16, 2019 3:39 PM

Kyrie Irving is more annoyance than malignancy, but he is a volume annoyer, impressed with his Wikipedian knowledge of philosophy and art while confusing personality defects with genius. Read more »

Tags: Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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2019-20 Atlantic Division Season Preview

by Keith P Smith

Oct 21, 2019 11:35 AM

On the Celtics retooling with Kemba Walker, Brooklyn getting a pair of superstars, the Knicks' Plan B, Philadelphia supersizing their roster, and the Raptors keeping the title momentum going without Kawhi Leonard. Read more »

Tags: Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Thirty Histories: Boston Celtics

by Colin McGowan

There were many junctures at which franchise and franchise player could have quit on each other- they even tried to, on a couple occasions- but in keeping the relationship intact, both eventually realized their aspirations. Read more »
2019 Eastern Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
What Exactly Does Kyrie Irving Want?

by Micah Wimmer

What Kyrie Irving is striving for remains as opaque as ever. The irony of Irving's move to the Nets is that he now finds himself in a similar situation to the one he was so eager to leave two summers ago. Read more »
Boston Celtics: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

As much as last offseason saw limited change for the Celtics roster, this summer promises to be the exact opposite. Read more »
As It Turns Out, There Was No Switch For Boston To Flip

by Andrew Perna

The Celtics started the season making a lot of hard promises. It is on the cusp of ending in a way that seemed so obvious based on their 82-game sample. Read more »
The NBA's Four Exceedingly Disparate Semifinals

by John Wilmes

The Bucks and Celtics finally playing serious basketball, the Kawhi Leonard avalanche, auditing Warriors-Rockets and the hardwood candy of Nuggets-Blazers. Read more »
The JR Smith/Dion Waiters Power Rankings: The Next Generation

by Jonny Auping and Alex Siquig

Lou Williams is the natural successor to the progenitors of these sacred Power Rankings. He is what would happen if you injected a bit of peace and perspective into the hearts of JR Smith and Dion Waiters. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
Maybe The Celtics Are Broken In Unfixable Ways

by Colin McGowan

The Celtics may have done everything right and ended up with a team that, due to reasons of personality and fit, simply doesn't hum like it should. Maybe they will never stop being merely theoretical. Read more »
Give Kyrie A Break

by Andrew Perna

Kyrie Irving may have backtracked on his public commitment to the Celtics, but any criticism of his waffling is unfounded. It's simply how the modern-day NBA works. Read more »
Kyrie Irving's Oddly Familiar Leadership Traits

by Colin McGowan

It's strange yet predictable that Kyrie Irving fancies himself the NBA's most creative thinker, but is falling back on the old Treat The Young Guys Like Idiots strategy. Read more »
Steph, Kyrie And Their Contributions To The Crumbling Of Reality

by Colin McGowan

When Steph Curry says he doesn't think we landed on the moon, and Kyrie backs him up, it is, on its own, just two famous people saying stupid stuff, but it also contributes to a larger societal problem. Read more »
Anime Hayward And The New Bounds Of #Content

by John Wilmes

Anime Hayward is a fiction borne from a culture so over-producing and so neurotic about what it is, and who it is, that his stenciled visage feels all but inevitable. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Atlantic Division

by Keith P Smith

Breaking down the offseason moves from the Raptors, Celtics, 76ers, Knicks and Nets. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Marcus Smart

by Colin McGowan

What's clearly special about Marcus Smart is that he's at peace with his own profanity. He's shameless. This is half a compliment. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
2018 Eastern Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Eastern Conference teams. Read more »