Boston Celtics Rumors
Kevin Boehm, the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s associate director of student affairs, had no reason to believe his tweet to Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown would cause any type of reaction. “I have (18) followers,” Boehm cracked Friday while detailing the chain of events that ultimately resulted in Brown tentatively accepting an invitation to speak at the school. The two sides still need to work out details of his appearance, but the Celtics youngster expects and hopes to discuss his stance on education and social justice issues with the Harvard students. “For them to reach out for me to come up there and to speak, I mean, that’s big,” Brown said Thursday night after falling to the Philadelphia 76ers, 89-80. “So I was really excited and I can’t wait to get out there and be a part of the Harvard education program.”
But Jaylen Brown stood out as an obvious candidate. After the Celtics player liked Boehm’s tweet about a potential appearance at Harvard, Boehm saw a window to bring Brown to campus. Shortly afterward, the HGSE’s official Twitter feed followed up looking to connect. Brown replied, “Absolutely,” punctuating the word with two exclamation points. The thought of speaking at Harvard immediately thrilled Brown, who said he has reached out to some professors at the school and owns dreams of enrolling there one day. “I’ve already sat in on classes and stuff like that,” Brown said. “So for them to reach out to me to come speak, that’s pretty cool.” “It’s pretty cool for us,” echoed Rodman. “We’re all fans as well.”
Sorry to shut down the party, but a Davis-to-the-Celtics deal isn’t happening any time soon. During an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski explained why Davis will remain in a Pelicans jersey. “New Orleans has no intention of trading Anthony Davis,” Woj said. “Boston’s uniquely positioned in that they have draft picks and young players and all the things — if a team was gonna trade Anthony Davis — all the things you’d want. But [the Pelicans] aren’t trading Anthony Davis… He wants to make it work in New Orleans. He wants to get into the playoffs.”
Of course, what I found most interesting was actually the guys who got multiple votes from their compatriots without being All-Star caliber players. My favorite list of player-voted non-All-Stars includes: Michael Beasley (4), Gordon Hayward (2), Boban Marjanovic (2), Jahlil Okafor (4), Quincy Acy (2), Tyler Zeller (4), T.J. McConnell (2), Elfrid Payton (2), Zaza Pachulia (3), Taj Gibson (6), Zach Randolph (5), Maurice Harkless (2), Deyonta Davis (3), Lonzo Ball (9), Mike Conley (3).
Chris Forsberg: The Celtics have set up a tribute to Jo Jo White with his jersey draped on his familiar seat at TD Garden. Workers are wearing No. 10 pins in his honor.