Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavs, which tips off tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, and then NBC Sports Boston has the call of the game at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.
By now, it's safe to say the majority of Celtics fans have moved on from their ex Kyrie Irving and are happy with their new star Kemba Walker.
But the former C's guard's "I plan on re-signing here next year" speech, followed by a drama-filled 2018-19 campaign and his subsequent decision to leave Boston for Brooklyn in free agency, have undoubtedly made him public enemy No. 1 in Boston.
A new Nike billboard outside Madison Square Garden won't help Irving's cause, as it shows he wanted to leave the Celtics for Brooklyn all along.
The first teaser for Kevin Garnett's upcoming Showtime documentary dropped Monday, and it looks like a must-watch for basketball fans.
In the trailer, KG tells a story about encountering NBA legends Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen at a gym in Chicago in 1995 and how that was where he found out he could enter the NBA Draft straight out of high school.
"We get in there, Mike Jordan in there. Scottie Pippen was in there," Garnett says.
"I jumped in, I tied my [shoes] up, and then Jordan was like 'let's go.' I just remember Pippen saying that I was too young to be out here ... and it was Isiah Thomas like, 'I saw you play Scottie Pippen, you could play in the league right now. And when he said that, the world stopped ... He said, 'Boy, do you know you can go to the league from high school?'"
BOSTON -- The 69th NBA All-Star delivered something we haven’t seen in quite a while - a competitive game.
The final score, a 157-155 win for Team LeBron, underscores how the NBA found the cheat code in balancing entertaining basketball with a legitimately competitive game.
There will likely be some tweaks made for next year’s game (suggestion: Games have to end on a field goal made, and if a team fouls a player when the game is within one possession, the player has to go to the bench for the rest of the game).
Now that the All-Star game is in the rearview mirror of the season, the focus for many shifts almost entirely towards the postseason.
The last week leading up to the All-Star break did little to shake up the upper chambers of the NBA standings, but the jockeying among teams with middle-of-the-pack status, as well as those on the outside of the playoff picture looking to get in, will provide much of what we saw in the All-Star game - a competitive, entertaining brand of basketball.