The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston is hosted by Insider Chris Forsberg. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA. New episodes drop every week.
Celtics quarter-mark checkup: Are tough decisions ahead for Brad Stevens?
Chris Forsberg and Chris Gasper break down what they have seen from the Celtics so far this season. Do the Celtics need to shake things up to win more consistently?
1:00-Gasper explains what has frustrated him the most about this Celtics team
9:00-Breaking down the positive signs we have seen from the Celtics
12:00-Should Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard be getting more playing time?
15:30-What grades would you give Tatum and Brown for the start of the season?
23:00-Giving the Celtics bench the credit they deserve
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m_YSalktN94
Dan Shaughnessy on life with the Larry Bird Celtics
Dan Shaughnessy joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast to discuss his new book, Wish it Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics. Dan talks about what inspired him to write the book and reflects on some of his favorite Larry Bird stories. He also discusses how access to NBA players and the locker room has changed in recent years and shares his thoughts on the 2021-22 Celtics team.
5:45 - What inspired Dan to write the book?
12:00 - Dan reflects on those teams and shares some of his favorite Larry Bird stories
22:00 - How has access to NBA players changed in recent years?
27:00 - What does Dan think about this 2021-22 Celtics?
31:00 - What were the "newspaper wars" like in the 80s?
Gary Gulman thinks roller coaster Celtics are on their way up
Comedian Gary Gulman joins Chris Forsberg to discuss why he’s optimistic about this year’s Celtics team, the time Chris was escorted out of the Sonic Drive-In headquarters and Gary’s upcoming appearance at the Wilbur Theatre.
1:00 – The two celebrate a big week for Gary after he performed at Carnegie Hall for the first time
6:05 – Gary discusses his basketball-watching habits when on tour, and which of the New York Post’s “Five Things to Know about Gary Gulman…” were actually true
8:25 – Why Gary believes the Celtics are turning the corner after a tough start to the season, and why Robert Williams is the most important Celtic, outside of Jaylen and Jayson, on this year’s team
15:05 – How Oklahoma City rejuvenated Al Horford and Forsberg shares the story of the time he was escorted out of the Sonic Drive-In headquarters while trying to buy a t-shirt
18:50 – Gary is appearing at the Wilbur Theatre this Friday, and life living in New York City as a Boston sports fan
Watch the full podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m0WWEdDUi74
Pondering a Ben Simmons to Boston trade
John Tomase joins Chris Forsberg to discuss all the latest off-the-court drama around the Celtics, including the reports that the Celtics are interested in trading for Ben Simmons. Should the C's consider trading Jaylen Brown for Simmons? Plus, the two vent about Marcus Smart and give Al Horford his ‘flowers’ for his performance this season.
0:50 – Tomase and Forsberg share their thoughts on Ben Simmons and if he’d fit on the Celtics
5:00 – Would you trade Jaylen Brown for Ben Simmons? Which player has the higher upside going forward?
14:45 – Why don’t Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown seem to compliment each other on the floor? Will they figure it out?
17:10 – Tomase vents about Marcus Smart’s performance on and off the court this year
27:35 – What player, or type of player, does Boston need to add to make this team a title contender?
Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hVP4YyARyO8
Celtics Problems: Who deserves the blame, and can things be fixed?
Chris Forsberg is joined by Tom Giles to talk about the latest version of the "worst loss of the season" for the Boston Celtics
Celtics falling into old bad habits; should we stop daydreaming about Bradley Beal?
Chris Forsberg reacts to Wednesday night’s discouraging loss to the Wizards and the Celtics falling back into last season’s bad habits. Then NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller joins to discuss whether or not it’s time for C’s fans to stop daydreaming about Bradley Beal teaming up with Jayson Tatum in Boston, and debate all things around the NBA after the first week or the regular season.
1:00 – Forsberg reacts to Wednesday night’s loss at home to the Wizards, can this team ever get over its bad habits on a consistent basis?
13:15 – Chris Miller joins to discuss the latest on Bradley Beal and how likely he is to stay in D.C. beyond this season.
19:10 – What should we make of the Celtics and Wizards after one week? What is the ceiling for each of these teams?
33:00 – Which teams in the Eastern Conference are legitimate playoff contenders? Who’s the favorite to take the top see right now?
Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2FhLYlbthns
I love it but don’t be negative Forsberg!!!
Don’t be negative #canceltheracistfelger
Forsberg has been a reliable reporter and commentator on the Celtics for a long time and often provides great perspective. Amina does not appear to do her research at all or understand the machinations of the salary cap (e.g. stating the Celtics should sign Lonzo Ball or Kyle Lowry). She does not seem ready to engage meaningfully in these discussions and just makes proclamations without support or foundation.
I have always liked and listened to the show and Chris’ comments and insights. However the introduction Amina Smith has definitely been a negative. I’m sure she’s smart and sports knowledgeable but she offers very little depth or deep understanding with her observations about the Celtics. I hope she gets better cause in meantime, I will hold off listening to Chris and this podcast. Of course, I’ll continue watching you, Chris, on pre and post game tv analysis. Until then,