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Author: John Karalis

Your Morning Dump… Where Paul Pierce opens up about depression

By: John Karalis | August 20, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “I was stabbed 11 times,” Pierce tells ESPN. “I felt like I was trapped in a box. I couldn’t go nowhere. “I battled depression for a year. The only thing that saved me was basketball.” Long after he was released from the hospital, Pierce remained nervous, jittery, anxious. He couldn’t sleep. The Celtics urged him to seek counseling, but he waved them off. “I...

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Your Morning Dump… Where Tatum hears ya, Tatum don't care

By: John Karalis | August 19, 2018 Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. If you believe Tatum is going to be a better shooter than Thompson, you’ve crossed the rubicon between optimism and pure fantasy. Much of the caution here boils down to skepticism about small samples. Tatum’s hot shooting and relatively brief playoff excellence still count in his favor, but he’s only 20. It’s way too early to start taking the Kobe Bryant parallels seriously, even...

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Danny Ainge Twitter dunks on Rozier, Brown

By: John Karalis | August 15, 2018 Danny Ainge has always been a ball buster. Before the Celtics faced the Lakers in Game 7 of the 1984 NBA Finals, he walked through the locker room with a stethoscope to see which of his teammates had heart. He’s not afraid of mixing it up and trash talking, even with his own players. So when this video of Jaylen Brown playing a piano at Cal was Tweeted… Ainge swooped in with… When this video of Terry Rozier chopping it up with some guys at Miami… Ainge hit him with… No man...

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