21 moments to remember for the Boston Celtics in 2021
Every year is filled with memorable moments, even the bad ones. And for most of us, 2021 was by no means a good year for the most part with a pandemic churning and hosts of other issues tied to it and otherwise generally making life harder for all of us, the Boston Celtics included.
But like us, there were plenty of moments worth remembering as the old year passes into the new one, with much of it a potential foundation for greater things for the Celtics and hopefully for the rest of us as well. And while this is by no means an exhaustive or even definitive list of such moments Boston’s fans will look back on kindly, it is our list of the top 21 moments for the Celtics in 2021.
Let’s take a look at them all, in no particular order.
Take a look at what the Celtics will wear on the court for the league’s three-quarters century anniversary season.
In honor of the ubiquitous celebrations of the NBA’s 75th anniversary, the Boston Celtics have been holding a number of commemorative events, joining in the festivities along with the other 29 franchises. As one of the oldest franchises, dating to the league’s earliest days, its introduction of uniforms harkening back to the Association’s first days is one such example.
On its “Lockervision” website, the NBA posted the designs of Boston’s classic, icon, statement and association editions for the soon-to-arrive 2021-22 season. The classic jerseys incorporate design work and cuts reminiscent of those worn by the Celtics in the NBA’s inaugural season.
Check out the images below to see them for yourself — and stay tuned for the city edition jerseys, due to come out later in the season.
Drake was seen embracing several Raptors personnel, including Scottie Barnes and head coach Nick Nurse.
On Monday, Grammy-award-winning artist Drake sat courtside to watch the Toronto Raptors host the Houston Rockets, his first game of the season at Scotiabank Arena.
Drake, who serves as a global ambassador for the organization, was seen embracing several Raptors personnel, including Scottie Barnes, Dalano Banton and head coach Nick Nurse. He also joined the Raptors’ broadcast and spoke about the team on TSN.
The Toronto native previously met Barnes and Banton after the Raptors drafted the two players. He wasted no time in welcoming them to Toronto as he linked up with them at the team facility just a few days after the draft.
With Drake in the house, the Raptors cruised to a 107-92 win over the Rockets. OG Anunoby and Precious Achiuwa each led the way for the Raptors with 17 points apiece while Barnes finished with 10 points and four rebounds and Banton chipped in nine points.
Toronto finishes up the preseason on Tuesday versus the Washington Wizards.
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NFL fans flocked to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch the Jets play the Falcons. See the best photos from the 2021 NFL London Games:
The Jets made their way across the pond for the first time since 2015 to take on the Falcons in Week 5.
New York’s latest trip to London was not a successful one, as it fell by a final score of 27-20. The game itself was still a spectacle, though, as fans flocked to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch American football live for the first time since 2019.
Here, we’ll take a look at the best photos of the action from London.
Check out the new-look Boston Celtics in this collection of photos taken at their 2021-22 NBA season Media Day proceedings.
The Boston Celtics hosted their annual Media Day proceedings ahead of the 2021-22 NBA season the day before training camp kicks off for the team on Sep. 28, and as is the norm hosted a photoshoot to get fans up to speed with their current roster heading into the new season.
For many of the players, it is the first time in the public eye wearing the Celtics’ green and white uniforms, with newcomers like Dennis Schroder, Juancho Hernangomez, Bruno Fernando, and Josh Richardson all donning a Boston uniform for the shoot. Others have been on the team or are returning to it, and a handful had some newly-chiseled physiques to show off as well.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 2021-22 Boston Celtics roster.
Looking back on Robert Parish’s Hall of Fame career with Boston in images on his birthday.
Champion Boston Celtics center Robert Parish was born on this day in 1953 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Chief — as he was dubbed by Boston teammate Cedric Maxwell for his unflappable demeanor — played collegiately at little-known Centenary College, from which he would be drafted by the Golden State Warriors with the eighth overall pick of the 1976 NBA draft.
He would famously be dealt to the Celtics in 1980 along with the draft pick that would be used to select fellow Hall of Fame big man Kevin McHale, and would fittingly win three titles in Boston in 1981, 1984 and 1986 (he would also win a fourth later in his career with the Chicago Bulls) as part of the so-called “Big Three” of himself, McHale and Larry Bird.
With a 21-year career encompassing nine All-Star nods and two All-NBA team elections among many other honors, Parish is one of the all-time Celtics greats, his No. 00 jersey hanging from the rafters. On his birthday, let’s celebrate his career with the gallery of images below.
The rookie class sports their official jerseys for the first time in a photoshoot from Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Summer League gave the basketball world its first look at the incoming rookie draft class and the event offered a highly competitive product on the court.
From top to bottom, the first-year players put forth some great performances throughout the festivities from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Based on some of their performances, this season should be a very entertaining one from the newest NBA players.
The event also gave us the first look at those players in their new, official jerseys. The rookies each took part in a photoshoot from Las Vegas in their new threads, which should give fans just enough excitement to hold them over until the start of the season.
Rookie Wire went through and found some of the best photos from those players selected in the first round during that recent photoshoot from summer league.
Did you miss the UFC 265 ceremonial weigh-ins? We’ve got you covered with video highlights and a complete photo gallery if so.
HOUSTON – Did you miss the UFC 265 ceremonial weigh-ins? We’ve got you covered with video highlights and a complete photo gallery if so.
Ahead of Saturday’s event, which is headlined by Derrick Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) vs. Ciryl Gane (9-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) for the interim heavyweight title, the fighters appeared one last time in front of the fans and cameras.
Official weigh-ins took place Friday morning. Hours later, they got on the scale one last time to pose before getting face-to-face with their opponents a final time before getting locked in the octagon.
Check out the faceoffs for all 13 bouts in the video above, as well as images from ceremonial weigh-ins below.
UFC 265 takes place Saturday at Toyota Center in Houston. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.
Check out the video highlights and photo gallery from the UFC on ESPN 26 weigh-ins and faceoffs in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS – All the pre-fight activities are in the books for UFC on ESPN 26 following Friday’s official weigh-ins and fighter faceoffs.
In the main event, Islam Makhachev (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) takes on Thiago Moises (15-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at lightweight. In the co-feature, former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (18-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) returns from retirement to take on Marion Reneau (9-7-1 MMA, 5-6-1 UFC), who is planning her own retirement after the fight.
At the conclusion of the official weigh-ins, the fighters came face to face for final staredowns. Check out the highlights in the video above and a photo gallery from the weigh-ins and faceoffs below.
UFC on ESPN 26 takes place Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.
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The freshly minted head coach had a long path to the job through the NBA as a player and assistant.
New Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka never had anything handed to him as a journeyman NBA player, carving out a career for himself with an elite work ethic that kept him in a league he fought his way into after going undrafted for seven long years.
Udoka pointed to that life experience and his foundational time as an assistant under legendary San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, with the Philadelphia 76ers and most recently the Brooklyn Nets in his introductory speech on Monday. “I’ll take something from all those stops as I did as a player, [and] coach as well,” Udoka explained in his introductory presser.
Let’s take a look at those stops on the path of the new Celtics coach to taking the helm in Boston.