Lakers’ Anthony Davis pledges support to help healthcare workers, Staples Center employees — Press Telegram

The Lakers vaulted to title contenders the moment they added Anthony Davis last summer — now a Los Angeles-based charitable effort to feed medical workers is looking for the same kind of infusion. Davis, the 27-year-old All-Star forward of the Lakers, has pledged up to $250,000 in matching donations for Help Feed the Frontline Fighting…

Lakers’ Anthony Davis pledges support to help healthcare workers, Staples Center employees — Press Telegram

Brad Stevens Delivers Encouraging Health Update On Marcus Smart — NESN.com

Marcus Smart is on the mend. The Boston Celtics guard last week revealed he tested positive for COVID-19. The 26-year-old was the only member of the organization to contract the virus, as it was reported earlier this week that remaining tests among players and staff members all came back negative. Smart’s teammates were confident he’d…

Brad Stevens Delivers Encouraging Health Update On Marcus Smart — NESN.com

Lakers’ LeBron James talks conditioning, potentially playing without fans on podcast — Press Telegram

It would have been a homecoming for LeBron James – and although he’s played in Cleveland many times as both a Cavalier and an opponent, that’s not something he takes lightly. Instead, James was at home on Thursday, like most everyone else in California and so many people throughout the world during the COVID-19 outbreak…

Lakers’ LeBron James talks conditioning, potentially playing without fans on podcast — Press Telegram

Led by Robertson, reasons for optimism emanate from Leafs’ draft class of 2019 — Toronto Sun

As it turned out, that the Maple Leafs didn’t have a first-round pick in the National Hockey League draft last year didn’t matter much. Read More

Led by Robertson, reasons for optimism emanNickate from Leafs’ draft class of 2019 — Toronto Sun.

Danny Ainge Talks To Celtics Players, Staff ‘Every Day’ During COVID-19 Crisis — NESN.com

The COVID-19 crisis currently has millions of Americans — including the Boston Celtics — confined to their homes as the country attempts to limit the spread of the dangerous virus. But that hasn’t stopped Danny Ainge from staying in contact with members of the organization after the NBA indefinitely suspended its season two weeks ago.…

Danny Ainge Talks To Celtics Players, Staff ‘Every Day’ During COVID-19 Crisis — NESN.com

 

he COVID-19 crisis currently has millions of Americans — including the Boston Celtics — confined to their homes as the country attempts to limit the spread of the dangerous virus. But that hasn’t stopped Danny Ainge from staying in contact with members of the organization after the NBA indefinitely suspended its season two weeks ago. In fact, the Celtics president of basketball operations says he’s in contact with players and staff “every day.” “I think they’re doing really well,” he told The Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett. “I mean, guys have their workouts. They’ve requested stationary bikes and weight and weight vests and bands so they can do all sorts of their workouts that our trainers are giving them. So, yeah, I think everybody’s following all of the rules, staying quarantined, and just keeping to themselves. It feels like, in my conversations with everybody, that they’re all doing well. They all seem pretty upbeat. I’m just trying to keep them motivated.” That said, Ainge’s job during the outbreak certainly hasn’t been easy. With the crisis comes loads of uncertainty, which teams and league officials have had to maneuver day-in and day-out. For Ainge, however, being adaptable is just part of the job description. “You just have to adapt to what is needed at that moment, whereas coaches are going crazy, because they’re used to having and following a schedule. Everything’s laid out in front of them on when they’re going to practice and when they’re going to take a plane to this city. They live on schedules, so it’s completely different for me than it is for them. I’m used to adapting more, and they’re learning about having to adapt under these circumstances.” Now that’s what we call solid leadership.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/03/danny-ainge-talks-to-celtics-players-staff-every-day-during-covid-19-crisis/