Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, never one to hide his feelings, has made things easy for the notorious London tabloids this week. Asked about facing the Boston Celtics on Thursday in London's O2 Arena, he told one such publication, The Sun, that
Boston Celtics center Al Horford praises Ben Simmons, saying that he would not be at all surprised if the 21 year-old made the NBA All-Star team.
Al Horford has described Boston Celtics teammate Kyrie Irving as one of the best players that he's shared the court with.
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Al Horford tells all as he reveals who is the best and worst dressed of his Boston Celtics teammates.
Boston Celtics star Al Horford paid tribute to Kevin Durant as he reached the 20,000 career point milestone in the NBA on Wednesday.
Ben Simmons said he knows he is the best rookie in the NBA as the Philadelphia 76ers sensation eyes All-Star selection alongside LeBron James. All-Star and Rookie of the Year candidate Simmons has taken the NBA by storm in his first full season after his rookie campaign was delayed by a serious foot injury in 2016, having been drafted with the number one pick. The 21-year-old is averaging 16.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game for the 76ers, while he has recorded four triple-doubles and 18 double-doubles.
Two of the most famous names in NBA basketball bounce into London's 02 on Thursday night looking to move a step closer not only to silverware, but also to boost their global commercial appeal. Boston Celtics are among the US's greatest sports franchises, and decades ago were the epitome of basketball. In the late 1950s and 1960s they clinched an unparalleled run of eight straight championships as they dominated the NBA as few clubs have done in any sport. The Philadelphia 76ers have struggled in recent decades but were at one time another powerhouse, and are currently seeing the fruition of a four year sports and business rebuilding programme. These historic rivals meet in the eighth regular-season
It wasn't that long ago when finding an NBA coach that hated the "one-and-done" rule for college players was easy. Now, we've seen more and more NBA teams roll the dice on players with slightly more than a semester's worth of college to their name. Of the 30 players taken in the first round of the most recent NBA draft, 10 of the first 11 picks opted for the draft after their freshman year of college and a total of 16 first-rounders turned pro after their first season of college.
LONDON — The image posted by Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge of Gordon Hayward without an ankle brace renewed the optimism that Hayward will beat the odds and return to the floor in time for the playoffs and maybe even some late