It’s Week 3 of the NFL, the Bruins are less than two weeks from opening the regular season, and the Red Sox are scouting their first-round playoff opponent. Overshadowed for the first time here in seven years are the Celtics, who are a week from opening training camp in Newport R.I.
The NBA is back, seemingly about three weeks after LeBron James and the Miami Heat won their second consecutive championship.
This will be a fascinating season with a bunch of story lines. The Celtics, and how they respond after the dismantling of the Big Three, are one of those intriguing themes as preseason begins. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Gary Washburn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @gwashNBAGlobe. Material from interviews, wire services, other beat writers, and league and team sources was used in this report.