The 2013-2014 NBA season tips off on Tuesday. Henry Abbott of ESPN’s True Hoop joins Bill to preview the upcoming season — and explain why some teams will be fighting for last place.
Sometimes we go to the sports stories and sometimes they come to us. This week Boston had more sports news than any one city needs. Bill Littlefield reflects on a wide range of “big news.”
NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by announcing he is gay. The news appeared in an exclusive Sports Illustrated cover story. Bill Littlefield spoke with SI Executive Editor Jon Wertheim who was there for the Collins interview.
Midway through the NBA season, three teams boast winning percentages above .700, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Ballard joined Bill Littlefield to break down this season’s title contenders.
Larry Bird is reportedly stepping down as the president of the Indiana Pacers. After reaching the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, one improvement Indiana could use is a superstar, someone like, well … Larry Bird. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou imagines a possible Bird resignation announcement.
When they were down 0-2, the Celtics were left for dead. After winning three straight in the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston can pull off the improbable Thursday night at home at the TD Garden. Bill Littlefield examines the possibilities.
The NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals feature the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. While Miami’s Big Three are trying to secure their place in NBA history with a title, Boston’s Big Three are attempting to add to their legacy in what could be their final season together. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports.
Nobody would deny that Boston is a sports town. But which sport? Bill Littlefield tackles the age-old question in his latest commentary.
The City of Boston announced this week that a statue honoring Celtics great Bill Russell will be located at City Hall Plaza starting in the spring of 2012. One of three local artists will be named this fall to create the latest in a series of sculptures depicting local heroes. Only A Game Senior Producer Gary Waleik welcomes Russell’s official recognition, but wonders why it didn’t happen sooner.
Sports are often a celebration and showcase of youth and vigor. But this year’s NBA Playoffs, in particular the series between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, have Bill Littlefield thinking about the passage of time.