If you know anything about me and my thoughts on the entire Kyrie Irving situation, you know that I have been nothing short of optimistic about the chances he stays in Boston. In fact, I would go as far as to say that there's not many people I've seen or talked to out there within the fanbase who have been as optimistic as I have been over the last few months. However, tonight I may have finally given in to the idea that Kyrie is gone.
The craziness started early yesterday for Celtics fans as Anthony Davis chatter started to get louder and louder, however that was only the tip of the iceberg in what would quickly become a wild day. From Kyrie Irving’s agency switch to some Boston fans causing Jayson Tatum to issue an explanation as to why he was cheering for his hometown St. Louis Blues (if you are one of those people, be better) it was like all of the Anthony Davis stuff hadn’t even happened by the end of the night.
Rich Paul Comments Won't Kill Celtics' Desire for Anthony Davis; Fans Must Continue to Play the Waiting Game
With just 8 days until the NBA Draft, the Anthony Davis sweepstakes is predictably reaching a fever pitch. The Celtics dangerous pursuit of Davis reached a head Wednesday morning with Rich Paul warning the Celtics with a public statement saying, "They can trade for him, but it'll be for one year". Additional reports over the last couple of days have indicated that the Pelicans are looking to get a deal done by this weekend, giving them time to get their draft strategy in order before next Thursday. As Celtics fans anxiously await Kyrie Irving's decision, the question has now become whether or not Danny Ainge would still be willing to make a deal for AD even without Kyrie returning next season. As things stand now, all signs point to that being a strong possibility, and a terrifying one at that.
Sorry Green Teamers, but the Celtics Would Not Have Been Able to Hang with Either of These NBA Finals Teams
The "sorry" in the headline is a genuine apologetic remark. If you are a Celtics fan and you STILL believe this team should've made it to the conference finals or even the NBA Finals, then I genuinely feel sorry for you. These two teams are WORLDS better than what we were forced to watch this season.
Former Celtics center and 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell announced today via Twitter that he will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at this July's ESPY's.
Nike unveiled a new custom colorway shoe created by Celtics forward Jayson Tatum on Wednesday afternoon.
Fine. I give in. I will publicize my thoughts on the recent actions of Terry Rozier. To the bunch of you that have asked for this blog, don't say I've never done anything for you, 'cause here it is...
Everyone knows who Kyrie Irving is… he needs no introduction, but here’s a quick one: one and done at Duke, number one overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011, rookie of the year, six time all-star and an NBA champion in 2016. Kyrie has gone on to be one of the top players in the NBA and at his position since joining the league. After years of playing alongside Lebron James, Irving wanted his “own team” and the chance to be a leader, which led him to request a trade from Cleveland. After many teams called and inquired about trading for Irving, the Celtics were able to come up with a package that included: Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and the rights to the Brooklyn Nets First round pick. On August 22, 2017, Kyrie Irving became a Boston Celtic.
Now that the Celtics season is over, the real fun can begin. That fun all starts with Tuesday night's NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago, which will air on ESPN at 8:30pm ET ahead of Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. This year's lottery will be one of the most anticipated in NBA history with the ultimate prize being cultural phenomenon Zion Williamson and the Celtics will once again be at the center of all the action.