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Report: Chris Bosh to stay with Heat following departure of LeBron James 07.11.14 at 6:25 pm ET
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Despite a strong push from the Rockets, Chris Bosh will reportedly take a five-year, $118 million deal to stay in Miami in wake of LeBron James‘€™ departure from the team. Bosh’€™s impending return to the Heat was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.

Bosh, James and Dwyane Wade all opted out of their contracts this offseason to become free agents after the three spent the last four seasons playing together. James announced Friday that he will return to Cleveland, where he began his career, on a four-year, $88 million contract.

According to multiple reports, the Heat are working to re-sign Wade as well. Wade has spent his entire career with the team since being drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 draft.

Report: Celtics still pursuing Kevin Love 07.06.14 at 12:14 am ET
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According to a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics and Danny Ainge haven’t given up their pursuit of Timberwovlves forward Kevin Love.

Saturday afternoon, Wojnarowski tweeted the following:

There are, of course, other teams also vying for the services of Love, including (as SI.com points out) the Chicago Bulls.

Stay tuned …

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Celtics pre-draft chat with Ben Rohrbach at noon 06.24.14 at 12:00 pm ET
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ESPN’s Jeff Goodman on D&C: LeBron James ‘probably gone’ from Miami after opting out of contract 06.24.14 at 10:15 am ET
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ESPN basketball analyst Jeff Goodman checked in with Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning to discuss LeBron James‘ decision to opt out of his contract with the Heat and become a free agent, and if there is any chance James might end up in Boston. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

The question on people’s minds is why James — who still could re-sign with Miami — would opt out of his deal with a team that has reached four straight NBA Finals (winning two).

“Because he’s LeBron. He’s LeBron and he’s got people around him that just don’t know how to deal with these things, as proven by a few years ago,” Goodman said. “Whether it’s Rich Paul, his agent, or Nike, or whoever’s telling him to do these things …

“I agree, I think he’s probably gone. Because you don’t make this move publicly and put yourself out there unless you’re ready to leave. Miami’s made it clear they obviously want him. They’ll do whatever it takes to keep him. Again, it comes back to it’s a dumb move to put yourself out there like this. You could be the hero by just saying, ‘Hey, listen, I’m not opting out, I’m just coming back, I want to be in Miami.’

“But you guys are right, listen, if he’s opting out at this point it certainly means he’d rather be elsewhere. He’s got questions with Miami — which he should have, to be honest, in some regards. Because Dwyane Wade looked like the broken-down Dwyane Wade. They don’t have enough help around him right now, with Wade at the level he’s at. When Wade was a top-15 player in the league you could see them continue to win titles. But how are they going to do it now if Wade — who I think will probably finish his career in Miami — sticks around. You don’t have a lot of flexibility.”

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Celtics pre-draft chat with Ben Rohrbach 06.23.14 at 8:57 am ET
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With the draft now just three days away and the Summer of (Kevin) Love in full bloom, what’s the latest with the Celtics? Join WEEI.com’s Ben Rohrbach at noon on Monday to find out.

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NBA initiates charge to terminate Donald Sterling as owner of Clippers 05.19.14 at 3:22 pm ET
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According to an NBA press release, the NBA has initiated a charge to terminate the ownership of Donald Sterling in the Los Angeles Clippers. Here is the release:

The NBA initiated a charge today seeking to terminate the ownership of Donald Sterling in the Los Angeles Clippers.  If the NBA Board of Governors sustains the charge by a 3/4 vote, all ownership interests in the Clippers will be terminated and the team will be sold to new owners.

The NBA Constitution provides Mr. Sterling with the opportunity to respond to the charge by May 27, as well as the right to appear and make a presentation at a special meeting of the Board of Governors.  This hearing, which is planned for June 3, will be presided over by NBA Board of Governors Chairman Glen Taylor, the controlling Governor of the Minnesota Timberwolves.    Read the rest of this entry »

Celtics ‘fully support the decisive action taken’ by Adam Silver 04.29.14 at 3:31 pm ET
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In a statement issued on behalf of managing partners Wyc Grousbeck, H. Irving Grousbeck, Stephen Pagliuca and Robert Epstein, the Celtics have announced their support for NBA commissioner Adam Silver‘s lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

“The entire Boston Celtics organization and our ownership group fully support the decisive action taken by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver today,” the statement said. “The Celtics stand for inclusion and equality, and we are proud to be a part of a league that shares the same values.”

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