Archive for the ‘Boston Celtics’ Category

Tom Brady lauds Isaiah Thomas’ “persistence” after Nuggets debut

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Isaiah Thomas has been gone from Boston for nearly two years. The day after Thomas returned from hip surgery to make his Denver Nuggets debut, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tagged the former Boston Celtics guard on his Instagram story Thursday with an inspiring message. "Persistence defined," Brady wrote of Thomas' long road to recovery after a hip injury limited him to just 32 games over the last one-and-a-half seasons.

Count the rings: Bill Belichick, LeBron James cross paths at Celtics game

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Count the rings: Bill Belichick, LeBron James cross paths at Celtics game originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com To say there was star power at TD Garden on Thursday night would be an understatement. Head coach Bill Belichick and several New England Patriots players, fresh off their Super Bowl LIII victory, took in the Boston Celtics' primetime matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. And while Rajon Rondo spoiled Boston's party, that didn't stop Belichick from seeking out Lakers star LeBron James after the game.

Celtics can learn a thing or two from how the Pats put their championship run together

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Yes, we're talking about the Super Bowl XLIII champion Patriots, a team that the Celtics can certainly learn a thing or two from when it comes to winning big. MORE SUPER BOWL - Defense and Edelman shine to bring Patriots sixth title One of the first lessons for success involves finding something that works and sticking with it over and over until it doesn't work anymore. We saw that play out in New England's 13-3 Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Tom Brady shows love for Celtics, Red Sox, and Bruins

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Tom Brady shows love for Celtics, Red Sox, and Bruins originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Tom Brady has enjoyed both being a part of Boston sports history and getting to witness it from afar. During Brady's press conference on Thursday, the Patriots quarterback talked about what it's been like to watch the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins success throughout his last 19 years in New England. Brady: These games bring back memories of being underdogs every game "I've been in Boston for the last 19 years I've just - you know, you follow all these teams," Brady said.

Watch Robert Kraft, Patriots stars get big ovation at Celtics-Warriors

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

The New England Patriots don't head to Atlanta until Sunday, and a few are making good use of their final night in Boston. Patriots owner Robert Kraft and several Pats players -- defensive backs Duron Harmon, Stephon Gilmore, Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty and running backs Sony Michel and James White -- were in the TD Garden crowd Saturday night for the Boston Celtics' showdown with the Golden State Warriors. And the local fans gave them a warm welcome.

Why Pelicans’ handling of Anthony Davis could open door for Celtics

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Why Pelicans' handling of Anthony Davis could open door for Celtics originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com For all the Anthony Davis trade chatter, the ball still is in the New Orleans Pelicans' court. After all, Davis is under contract through the 2019-20 season, and the Pelicans are expected to offer him a supermax contract extension this offseason. The 25-year-old also has insisted publicly he's committed to New Orleans through the end of his contract, at the very least.

DeAndre Hopkins made perfect Paul Pierce comparison after injuring ankle

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

DeAndre Hopkins made perfect Paul Pierce comparison after injuring ankle originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com DeAndre Hopkins was the truth Saturday night. Apparently he still feels that way. The Houston Texans wide receiver went off for 170 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 10 catches in a win over the New York Jets.

These two Boston stars were among most tweeted about athletes in 2018

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Twitter is a really interesting place, to say the least, but it's a great space for fans to talk about their favorite sports teams and players. Complex recently revealed the list of athletes who most often were tweeted about in the United States in 2018, and two Boston stars made the cut: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.

Gordon Hayward receives harsh welcome as C’s fall to Jazz in Utah

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Gordon Hayward receives harsh welcome as C's fall to Jazz in Utah originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com1:28 - The Celtics tried to make it back-to-back nights with big comebacks, but they couldn't get it done last night vs. the Jazz and to make it

Peyton Manning joined Celtics for a film study in Denver

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

When the Boston Celtics huddled to watch film in Denver this week, coach Brad Stevens invited one of the best film-watchers he knows to join the team: Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. "[Manning] was nice enough to come over and watch some film," Stevens said of the quarterback, who won Super Bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.