May 31, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Detailed view of the NBA Western Conference championship trophy and San Antonio Spurs finals cap after the Spurs defeated the Thunder in game six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. San Antonio won 112-107. Mandatory Credit: Sue Ogrocki-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: June 2, 2014

A fine Monday morning to all of you Boston Celtics fans out there!

Curious – did any of you who actually live in Boston get a chance to see Kevin Love out and about?  I find the fact that he was in town intriguing, obviously, but you know he’ll be visiting other cities, too.  I think the Celtics have a lot to offer Mr. Love, but let’s not get our expectations too high just yet.

But at least Rajon Rondo got to chat with Mr. Love!


Read more about Love’s visit over at Bleacher Report.  

The NBA Finals match-up is set, and you’re either super excited for a Spurs-Heat rematch, or you’re wondering what that Lord Stanley’s Cup thing is all about.  (In all honestly, I am way more excited about the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.)   It’s not that it is a bad match-up, since we clearly have the two best teams in the league.  Still, you look at the NHL, where the seem to be surprise contenders every year – the New York Rangers this year being a perfect example – and the NBA pales in comparison.  No real drama, same teams, year in year out.  The bottom-feeding teams really need to figure out how to rebuild, and fast.  At any rate, here’s a link to the Five Questions you’ll want to be pondering for these NBA Finals.  [] The biggest question on my mind?  How healthy is Tony Parker?  Today’s Morning Shootaround provides the answer:

No. 1: Report: Parker should be OK for Game 1 of Finals — The San Antonio Spurs are three days away from their first ever back-to-back appearances in the NBA Finals and their hopes of winning the series may rest heavily on Tony Parker‘s gimpy left ankle. Parker missed the second half of the Spurs’ win against the Thunder in Game 6 of the West finals with the injury and his status for The Finals was unclear. But Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Parker should be OK for Game 1 . . . .

Parker better be damn-near 100% for this series, or I’m going to lose my mind . . . .

A picture is worth a thousand words, right?  So let’s allow this Tweet to do all the talking for me:  

Back to the Boston Celtics: I know I said we should all refrain from allowing ourselves get too excited by Kevin Love’s visit to the Boston, but the fact remains – he’s interested.  The Celtics are interested.  There is a story to be had – but what?  Head over to to see what Jay King thinks (literally!) about it all:

At some point this weekend, Kevin Love’s visit to Boston became an open flirtation.

After a report leaked that he spent parts of Friday night at The Greatest Bar — a short walk from the TD Garden and the Celtics offices down the street — the three-time All-Star mingled with Celtics fans, hung out with Patriots players, took in a Red Sox game with his agent (who also happens to represent Paul Pierce), met Rajon Rondo at Fenway Park, received a tweet from David Ortiz offering advice on moving to Boston, and generally acted like someone who wouldn’t at all mind playing for the Celtics.

There are two ways to look at Love’s visit. What follows is a conversation between bickering voices in my head.

Good stuff – enjoy!

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