Celtics

Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum is a new father

jayson-tatum-with-baby-11318.jpg

Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum is a new father

The Celtics' Jayson Tatum is a new father.

The 19-year-old rookie introduced his son to the world with an Instagram post late Friday. Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. was outfitted in a Duke toque and booties. Tatum spent a year at Duke before being drafted by the Celtics with the third overall pick in the NBA draft last June:


 

Kyrie Irving voted in as All-Star Game starter

Kyrie Irving voted in as All-Star Game starter

Kyrie Irving has been voted in as a starter in this year's NBA All-Star Game.

Irving led all Eastern Conference guards from in votes from fans, media, and players. It'll be his fifth All-Star appearance.

Here's the full list of starters from both the Eastern and Western conferences:

Irving is averaging 24.1 points per game this season and shooting a career-high 47.3 percent from the field.

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE

Kyrie Irving out vs 76ers with shoulder injury

celtics_kyrie_irving_102217.jpg

Kyrie Irving out vs 76ers with shoulder injury

BOSTON – Brad Stevens said Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving will sit out tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Irving aggravated his shoulder in Boston’s 116-113 overtime loss to New Orleans on Tuesday, and was held out of the team’s practice on Wednesday. 

Without Irving, Boston will start Marcus Smart in the backcourt along with Jaylen Brown, with the frontcourt consisting of the usual trio of Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Aron Baynes. 

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE