The Celtics beat the Timberwolves on Wednesday night, 115-102. Gordon Hayward led the team with 35 points.
Kevin McHale on LeBron James’s ‘greatest of all-time’ comments: Celtics legend Kevin McHale recently spoke about LeBron James calling himself the “greatest player of all-time” during an ESPN special.
“We all sit at this table all the time and sing his praises, I think LeBron is a great player. I just think that’s disrespectful honestly to Bill Russell,” McHale explained. He went on to list other past greats.
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan,” McHale added. “There are just so many. Two of my good…Larry and Magic, just led teams and turned the league around. You don’t need to say that about yourself. Let other people say that for you. I mean I was kind of surprised because I’d read about it, but that’s the first time I’d actually heard him say it, ‘Made me the GOAT.’ I’m like, damn.”
Chris Webber, Isiah Thomas & Kevin McHale respond to LeBron’s comments saying he was the “GOAT.” pic.twitter.com/O9uN6hGCBy
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 1, 2019
“I just didn’t like the way that sounded to me,” McHale concluded.
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Antonio Brown has been all over the news in the last few days: Among his notable activities on Wednesday, Brown shared an old DM with Tom Brady from September on his Instagram story.
For… whatever reason… pic.twitter.com/9q3CLwcaPp
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 2, 2019
And Brown was also a guest on a new Fox television show called “The Masked Singer,” which was filmed in June. He was deemed the worst performer, however, and was eliminated.
On this day: In 1981, the Bruins lost 4-1 to the Colorado Rockies (who eventually became the New Jersey Devils). The game was notable for a massive brawl that involved 36 skaters on both teams. A total of 60 penalties (for 279 minutes) were issued.
Daily highlight: Marcus Smart reached back to complete the alley-oop for the Celtics on Wednesday night.