Family, friends, and former teammates said their final goodbyes on Friday to Terrence Clarke, a basketball player with the University of Kentucky and a Boston native who died in a car accident in Los Angeles. A funeral for Clarke took place at Jubilee Christian Church in Mattapan on Friday afternoon. University of Kentucky coach John Calipari and Clarke’s college teammates were among the mourners.
Chris Grenham: Jaylen Brown, not on the Celtics road trip due to an ankle injury, posted a photo last night from Terrence Clarke’s wake in Boston. pic.twitter.com/xQTKI4dLvv
Before taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics shifted their focus to Terrence Clarke. Clarke tragically died in a car accident on the way home from a workout in Los Angeles on April 22. The Kentucky standout and Dorchester, Mass. native was preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft. The Celtics honored Clarke with a moment of silence ahead of Tuesday's game.
Omari Sanfoka II: Dwane Casey said Hamidou Diallo was close to Terrence Clark and took his death hard. Casey gave Diallo the option to not play on Thursday after hearing the news
More than 100 people gathered at Davis Leadership Academy in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood Friday night for a vigil honoring the memory of NBA prospect Terrence Clarke. The 19-year-old died Thursday in a car accident in Los Angeles, while preparing for the NBA draft.
June 18, 2021 | 6:13 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Devin Booker has committed to join the 12-man Team USA roster for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, sources tell ESPN.
Brian Mahoney: Steve Nash, keeping the faith in a Game 7 without Kyrie and a limited Harden: “This is what it is. This is the deck we have. We’re going to solve as many puzzles as we can and we’re also going to try to play our hearts out and enjoy the opportunity, as we have done all year.”
Tom Moore: #Hawks coach Nate McMillan: ‘We’ve been finding our shot mostly in the second half. We need to shoot the ball better. … Our defense has been doing a pretty good at holding and getting stops.’
Sarah K. Spencer: I asked Nate McMillan about Onyeka Okongwu in Game 5: “We’re looking for energy, from his position, when he steps into the game. A rookie playing in his first year, basically go out there and outwork your opponent. He’s been able to do that and give us good minutes.”
Anthony Slater: Klay Thompson, from his boat, updating his patient rehab approach: “Hopefully (return) early next season. The Achilles is like a 12-month recovery phase. I also have to factor in my left knee. I don’t want to come back and be half myself.” Thompson had Achilles surgery on Nov 25