Boston Celtics players: We were disappointed to see that Governor Charlie Baker, in his amendments to the police reform legislation, removed the bill’s proposed regulations of government use of facial recognition technology. Since the tragic and outrageous police killing of George Floyd in May, Boston Celtics players have doubled-down on our commitment to raising public awareness about policing and systemic racism, and advocating for sound changes to law enforcement that improve public safety and strengthen racial justice for everyone.
March 7, 2021 | 11:46 am EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Additional test has returned positive for the coronavirus on barber in contact with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, sources tell ESPN. League must make decision still, but it is highly unlikely Embiid and Simmons will be cleared to play today.
Mark Medina: Doc Rivers more on Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons likely not playing in the All-Star game: “I would feel more for them if they had COVID. They get to make the team still, and they’re on the team … But you want to play and them being in a jersey.”
March 7, 2021 | 11:30 am EST Update
Marc Stein: More Doc Rivers: “We’re still waiting for the NBA to tell us what the next steps are.” Embiid and Simmons have been isolated in their hotel rooms in Atlanta as the NBA determines if they were exposed to someone in Philadelphia this week who is now testing positive for COVID-19.
Justin Grasso: Doc Rivers on Ben Simmons: “You don’t know a guy until you coach him. He’s not a vocal guy, but he’s very serious — especially on the defensive end.” Rivers says Simmons doesn’t talk a lot but he can be an instigator on defense. #Sixers
Wes Goldberg: Steph Curry on playing in the All-Star game: “With injuries last year and the pandemic … to know how much work I put in to get my game back to where I wanted to be and to be healthy and to be able to play at a high level, it means a lot.”
Gerald Bourguet: Chris Paul on getting vaccinated: “I think all of these situations are personal-type decisions.” Says they’ll keep talking about it in the NBPA but doesn’t see any kind of mandate coming