NBA season superlatives: Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Lakers’ Dwight Howard highlight our alternative awards

Traditional NBA awards tell you only so much about a season, so let’s invent more of them. In 2018-19, I picked alternative winners for each of the major categories; this time, I’ve added 10 additional awards to honor players who won’t get actual hardware.  Some of these players are legitimate Read more

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum says he hasn’t touched a basketball since NBA suspended season

The suspension of the NBA season coupled with the social distancing protocols the entire nation is now observing due to the coronavirus pandemic has forced basketball players into wildly differing circumstances. Some are fortunate enough to have private courts in their homes or yards. Others have at least been able Read more

Jayson Tatum has clarified Celtics’ hierarchy, but Boston’s true danger still lies in the sum of its parts

Before the NBA season was put to a halt on March 11 due to the coronavirus outbreak, Jayson Tatum was in the middle of becoming a superstar. Since Jan. 1, Tatum has averaged 26 points per game on 43 percent 3-point shooting. Beginning in February and continuing after the All-Star Read more

Paul Pierce discusses his issues with former Celtics teammate Ray Allen, the state of their relationship today

Former NBA stars Paul Pierce and Ray Allen have had a famously rocky relationship since Allen left Boston and joined the Miami Heat. The two won a title together with the Celtics in 2008, but Allen’s decision to defect to the rival Heat in free agency in 2012 didn’t sit Read more

Coronavirus and the NBA: Child tests positive for COVID-19 after getting autographs at Jazz vs. Celtics game

Police in in Westerley, Rhode Island announced Friday that one of the two children in the town who had been recently diagnosed with coronavirus got an autograph from an NBA player on March 6. The autograph reportedly happened when the Utah Jazz visited the Boston Celtics. Chief Shawn Lacey said Read more

Coronavirus: Celtics to self-quarantine, get tested after playing Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz

The NBA made the decision Wednesday to suspend the 2019-20 season indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. So far, Utah Jazz All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have tested positive for the virus, and when you start to extrapolate all the people those two have recently come into contact with, Read more