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CLAB 16: After the longest season, where does Boston go from here?
After the 2019-20 NBA season has finally come to a close, it's time to get our bearings on what's ahead for the Boston Celtics. We take a quick look back at the Eastern Conference Finals and the Los Angeles Lakers winning the title, as well as a quick survey of the draft and trade options that will await the Celtics once they can begin making moves. We also take a look back to some of the Celtics who have left the team over the last few seasons to check in on how they're doing as well.
CLAB 15: Previewing the Miami-Boston Eastern Conference Finals
The Boston Celtics survived the Toronto Raptors only to collide with the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Their third trip to this stage in four seasons, we break down what we ought to be expecting from our Floridian foes in the team's quest to hang Banner 18. Join Topher Lane, Alex Goldberg, Cam Tabatabaie and Justin Quinn as they dive into the coming series while getting us up to speed on all the other playoff action.
CLAB 14: Taking stock of the NBA restart post-strike with N. Jeremi Duru
With the Boston Celtics and the NBA working their way through the impact of a historic wildcat strike sparked by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a range of interconnected issues has surged to the fore in talk about the league, its Disney bubble restart, and the role of sport in race relations among many others.
Ahead of that Disney restart, Celtics Lab reached out to Professor N. Jeremi Duru, author of "Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL" and an expert on sports law and its intersection with race to talk the league's negotiated commitment to racial justice.
In that conversation, we discussed the types of interventions the NBA could make as part of that agreement, and strategies players could use to hold the league to that commitment up to and including sch a strike.
Now that one has come to pass and the season appears to have weathered the accompanying storm -- at least for the moment -- we decided to reconvene to take stock of the momentous occasion, and what it could mean for the league going forward.
CLAB 13: Talking the 76ers - Celtics first-round matchup with Anna Horford
With the Boston Celtics set to face the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2020 NBA Playoffs for the third time in three seasons, a Sixers - Celtics postseason series is becoming something of a tradition again. This time however, there's an awkward new twist -- Al Horford is a 76er, facing his old team for the first time in the playoffs. To that end, we put together a crossover pod with Ky Carlin, the editor of Sixers Wire, and a very special guest able to speak to that awkwardness better than anyone save Al himself, Anna Horford. Join Justin Quinn and Josh Coyne of Celtics Lab as we talk everything from Al's role against his former team to the vagaries of British English and the unusually gruff style of Philly fandom.
CLAB 12: Examining the NBA's racial justice plans with N. Jeremi Duru
In this podcast, hosts Cam Tabatabaie and Justin Quinn speak with special guest Professor of Law N. Jeremi Duru of American University's Washington College of Law and author of "Sports Law and Regulation: Cases and Materials", "The Business of Sports Agents" and "Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation, and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL," to talk about the NBA's commitment to racial justice in the Disney restart. We talk everything from jersey slogans, anthem protests, and Len Bias to general strikes -- be sure to bring a snorkel, because this episode goes DEEP.
CLAB 11: The NBA is back and headed to the bubble soon -- but should it be?
The NBA is back with actual games of the 2019-20 NBA season scheduled once again. Teams are gearing up to head to the Disney-hosted bubble taking place in Florida next week, and conversation is already starting to shift towards sports again.
But should it?
Join Cam Tabatabaie of Celtics Hub, Justin Quinn of Celtics Wire and Alex Goldberg of Off the Glass as we take as deep a dive as we feel comfortable on the ethics of reopening the NBA, and for those of you less prone to wax philosophical about such a serious issue, we DO talk about the restart, schedule and playoffs as well.