Larry Bird, a name that echoes through the halls of basketball history, is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever grace the…View More Larry Bird: The Legend Who Transcended the Court as a Player and Coach
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The Celtics have been good enough to win the Finals for the last half-decade, but they’ve never won the prize. Brad Stevens decided that major…View More How Will The Celtics Change?
April 28, 2002, with 2:58 left in the game Kevin Garnett gets a defensive rebound down 104-101 to Dirk Nowitzki’s Dallas Mavericks. For the next,…View More The Numbers Don’t Lie: Debunking Kevin Garnett’s Winning Reputation
The Lakers vs. Celtics rivalry is not just any rivalry; it is a clash of basketball titans that has transcended time, captivating fans with its…View More The Lakers vs. Celtics Rivalry: A Historic Clash of Basketball Titans
Winner: NBA teams hoping to upgrade The Jaylen Brown situation is very, very complicated. Brown nabbed a Second Team All-NBA spot this year (although he…View More 4 Winners and a Loser of Boston-Miami Game 7
West: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers History: These teams met four times during the regular season, splitting the series, but all four were before…View More Conference Finals Questions
The Celtics are a good team. They are a very very good team. They have a 38 -16 record, the best in the league. Their…View More Trade Deadline: The Celtics should trade for a Backup Center
Turning the calendar into November means a few things for NBA fans. First, it’s no longer absurd to call someone an MVP candidate (though it…View More NBA Monday Musings – the Juggernaut Boston Celtics
Every season, the NBA world overreacts to every bit of information given to us. One highlight play in a preseason game, you’re a sleeper for…View More Early NBA Preseason Overreactions
Not all championships are created equal. A first-time championship is a skeleton key for superstars. It lets them breathe rarefied air that only the best…View More What This Finals Means For Everyone
The Boston offense has been a problem for much of this series, and a big part of the blame falls on Jayson Tatum. When a…View More Jayson Tatum Can’t Score Twos. Here’s Why.
Talking heads say a lot of things are important in the NBA Finals. You’ve probably heard that the Celtics’ turnover habits are key; that Draymond…View More Robert Williams Is Everything
Boston: They snagged home court advantage despite Tatum, not because of him — and he’ll play better Although the Game 2 blowout loss has left…View More Reasons For Optimism Before Game 3 of the 2022 NBA Finals
Programming Note: I was a guest on the podcast Charity Stripe Commentary with Trey Hill. We gave some quick NBA Finals preview thoughts in the…View More Two NBA Finals Questions (Plus Some Thoughts)
If you enjoy this article, please subscribe to basketballpoetry.com to have articles like this delivered directly to your mailbox every Tuesday and Friday! Also, please…View More Three Stats Explaining the Boston-Miami Series
No series is decided after one game. The Celtics and Heat played a close one throughout, and Boston surely expects to steal one in Miami…View More The Optimist’s View of Miami/Boston Game 1
The fun and games are over. After an excellent second round culminated with two blowout Game 7’s, we’re finally at the Conference Finals. Grim countenances…View More 2021-2022 NBA Conference Finals Previews
This is likely the first time in NBA history that the two most exciting series are coming from what traditionally have been blowouts. Incredibly, since…View More The 2-7 Series Are The Playoffs’ Best
This year has been the most competitive Eastern Conference season in recent NBA memory, and we’re gearing up for some breathtakingly high-stakes playoff basketball. Half…View More The Eastern Conference Bloodbath is Coming: Part 1
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics will be heading to the Dairy State on Christmas Day to face off against the Bucks. The Celtics could…View More NBA Christmas Preview: Celtics vs. Bucks