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  1. Season is just getting interesting for C's

    Chris Forsberg

    There were undoubtedly viewers that, jubilant from the local football team's triumph that punched its pass back to the conference title game, clicked over to Comcast SportsNet on Saturday night and were disappointed to find the Boston Celtics in acti...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  2. Its OK, Thanksgiving can be for hoops, too

    Mike Cranston

    Thanksgiving and football go together like oil and vinegar, hot dogs and the Fourth of July, Kentucky and one-and-done star freshmen. I grew up in Massachusetts, where not only did we sit down and watch the Lions and Cowboys play home games on TV,...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  3. Boring bonding? C's quietly unite

    Chris Forsberg

    NEWPORT, R.I. -- NBA teams are no stranger to team building exercises. Last summer, Rajon Rondo herded many of his teammates to Los Angeles for some flag football. The Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers have played paintball. The belief is that, i...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  4. Rajon Rondo of Boston Celtics not setting sights on miracle retur...

    Chris Forsberg

    Rajon Rondo, speaking to reporters for one of the first times since his mid-February surgery, said he'll be back this season but is taking the process slow and making sure he's mentally ready first.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  5. Path to the Draft: Top 10 from the Big 12

    Jason King

    The Big 12 may have a reputation as a football conference, but the league's presence in the NBA is glaring. Texas product Kevin Durant is arguably one of the three best players in the game along with LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. Kansas' Paul Pierce ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  6. The 33 best streaks in sports history

    Doug Williams

    After seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' winning streak come to an end at 33 games in 1972, forward Jim McMillian said NBA fans had seen something special. "We just finished a streak that I don't believe any other team is going to break," he told the ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  7. Today's pro players overscheduled, overstretched

    Howard Bryant

    Professional sports has reached its tipping point. The players, already too big, already too fast, already too strong, are now engaged in a game of attrition not against the other team, but against the regular season.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  8. Quarterbacking the Celtics

    Chris Forsberg

    New England Patriots on InstagramRajon Rondo chats with Patriots retired offensive lineman Matt Light at halftime of Monday's game.Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is a big football fan. Just the other night he was tossing the pigskin around th...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  9. I'm Just Askin' -- A wide world of sports questions

    Adena Andrews

    From cheating equipment managers to LeBron's politics to annoying songs, Adena Andrews has questions on all fronts in her latest I'm Just Askin.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  10. SVP & Russillo on ESPN Radio: Show in review November 5

    Monday, Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo reacted to what they saw over the course of a big football weekend and remembered the NBA on ESPN Radio's Jim Durham, who died at his home over the weekend. He was 65. Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers talks ab...

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  11. Another sports fashion craze: Denim jackets

    Patrick Dorsey

    First we had "nerd glasses" -- and, apparently, we still do. Now we've got denim jackets, which in recent days/months/in some cases years have been worn by NBA and other sports stars. Take Amare Stoudemire in the above photo; shortly after gettin...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  12. Men In Blazers' NBA-to-English Football Team Support Translator

    Michael Davies and Roger Bennett

    Basketball fans who are at a loss, we feel your pain. The first two weeks of your schedule have been canceled. The entire season is in doubt. Even worse: The WNBA doesn't tip off until next spring. Fan nature abhors a vacuum. May we be so bold as ...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  13. Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce among former Jayhawks at alumni game

    With the Jayhawks' football team having a bye this weekend, basketball took center stage at Kansas on Saturday thanks to the NBA lockout.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2011
  14. O'Donnell inks NFL deal

    Chris Forsberg | @ESPNForsberg | Email

    Matt O'Donnell, the Canadian Football League draftee that skipped his team's rookie camp in order to engage in a June workout with the Boston Celtics, has inked an NFL deal the Cincinnati Bengals. From the Canadian Press: The next phase of Matt O'Do...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  15. Elston Turner, the new defensive coordinator for the Phoenix Suns...

    Zach Harper

    The role of a defensive coordinator isn't something that's exclusive to football. For a very long time in the NBA, there has often been an assistant coach on NBA coaching staffs that has the responsibility of getting the players ready with general...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  16. The Grantland Top Five: Len Bias, College Football, and the Rest ...

    Michael Weinreb

    1. Leonard Bias, NBA Draft Choice, College Park, Md., June 1986 Twenty-five years ago, at the spiritual zenith of the 1980s, a group of college students gathered in a Maryland dormitory for an impromptu celebration, replete with cognac, malt liqu...

    Blog | June 17, 2011