Malika Andrews: Kevin Durant said that he was “shocke…

Malika Andrews: Kevin Durant said that he was “shocked” when LaMarcus Aldridge called him to say that he was retiring. Durant said Aldridge’s NBA tenure was “Hall of Fame level.” Durant added that when he visited Texas, Aldridge was his host “and to play with him on his last game was surreal.”
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May 9, 2021 | 8:34 pm EDT Update
Tommy Heinsohn took a special liking to Marcus Smart when the 20-year-old Texas native first arrived in Boston in the fall of 2014. The legendary Celtics player/coach/broadcaster loved Smart’s grit and hustle, and he saw in the young guard the same selfless pride that he himself had possessed for more than half of a century: Celtics Pride. It was only fitting that Smart – the heart and soul of the current Celtics roster – would win the inaugural “Tommy Award” as a part of Tommy Heinsohn Day at TD Garden.
May 9, 2021 | 7:24 pm EDT Update