San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Boston Celtics power forward Al Horford were the last two picks in the inaugural 2018 NBA All-Star Draft, according to a report from ESPN, citing sources. Aldridge joined LeBron James' team for Sunday's event as the draft's last overall pick, while Horford was Stephen Curry's final selection.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver predicted the NBA All-Star draft order would leak. The complete starter round and one pick in to the reserves was already reported. Now, the intriguing final pick has been revealed – LaMarcus Aldridge, preceded by Al Horford.
One of the most ubiquitous features of the internet is the ability to link to content elsewhere. Everything is connected via billions of links and embeds to blogs, articles, and social media. But a federal judge’s ruling threatens that ecosystem. Katherine Forrest, a Southern District of New York judge, ruled Thursday that embedding a tweet containing an image in a webpage could be considered copyright infringement. The decision can be appealed, but if it stands and is adopted by other courts, it could change the way online publishing functions. Here’s what happened: In 2016 Justin Goldman took a photograph of NFL quarterback Tom Brady and Boston Celtics president and manager Danny Ainge in the
Dennis Scott chats with Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics about what it's like playing on a contending team his first year in the league.
Rajon Rondo slamming the idea of Isaiah Thomas‘ tribute video a month ago – “What has he done?” Rondo asked of the other former Celtics point guard – wasn’t just the silent undercurrent of Rondo’s and Thomas’ ejections last night. No, no, no. Rondo actually brought up the tribute video during the Pelicans’ win over the Lakers. “Whatever reason, he’s an upset guy about me,” Thomas said after Wednesday’s game.
Damian Lillard scored 44 points as the Portland Trail Blazers ended a seven-game losing streak and overcame the Golden State Warriors with a 123-117 win on Wednesday. Portland overcame a 50-point display from Kevin Durant — his best in a Warriors jersey — to head into the All-Star break with a morale-boosting victory. Lillard was backed by C.J. McCollum (29 points) and Jusuf Nurkic, who finished with 17 points.
BOSTON — Brian Scalabrine would have none of the suggestion. After key members of Boston Celtics' 2007-08 title squad reconvened Sunday in Boston for Paul Pierce's jersey number retirement ceremony at TD Garden, Scalabrine was sought out to answer whether the 2017-18 Celtics had any similarities to the championship team of a decade ago. "First of all, let me preface this: No team?was like the 2008 championship team," Scalabrine said. "I'm telling you, I've been a part of this league for a long time now and that was so unique. That team was like no other team I've ever been around." Scalabrine is expertly qualified to opine on the matter, given his reserve role on the 2007-08 team and his position
Isaiah Thomas and Rajon Rondo got into a scuffle and were both ejected from Wednesday night’s game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers. While it wasn’t immediately clear from game action why the two were so chippy, the announcers and Twitter speculated that the altercation stemmed from drama over Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement with the Celtics. It started when Thomas, who was due a brief honor from the Celtics after being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, asked to have his Boston moment moved to the same night of Pierce’s jersey retirement.
Guarding DeAndre Jordan in the paint is hard enough. When he's making his free throws, that makes it a much bigger problem. Jordan had a career-high 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 129-119 on Wednesday night for their fourth victory in five games.
Kyrie Irving – in a moment I found quite telling, considering Irving’s trade request from the Cavaliers – was once asked how LeBron James is a father figure to him. “I have one father,” Irving said. After getting over his befuddlement, Irving didn’t want to accept the reporter’s premise.