Former Laker Brandon Ingram says injury helped fuel his All-Star leap — Press Telegram

CHICAGO — Among stacks of produce in a warehouse in a Chicago suburb, Brandon Ingram wore nets over his hair and his beard and dropped grapefruits the size of softballs into a bag. He smiled as he chatted with the young volunteers alongside him, as they packaged fruit in the Greater Chicago Food Depository –…

Former Laker Brandon Ingram says injury helped fuel his All-Star leap — Press Telegram

Celtics’ Record Vs. Top Teams Suggests Boston Could Reach NBA Finals — NESN.com

If the Boston Celtics weren’t a threat to the rest of the NBA already, Thursday’s double-overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers on national television changed that. The 141-133 victory over superstar Kawhi Leonard and Co. improved the Celtics to an 8-4 record against the top-four seeded teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences. Halfway through…

Celtics’ Record Vs. Top Teams Suggests Boston Could Reach NBA Finals — NESN.com

Kobe Bryant a finalist for Hall of Fame, which feels depth of his loss — Press Telegram

CHICAGO — It was a decorated stage: Dominique Wilkins. Gary Payton. Grant Hill. George Gervin. Alex English. Legends sitting in chairs in a room in the United Center, prepared to announce the next group of men and women who will be considered for the Basketball Hall of Fame. In the front row, Kevin Garnett and…

Kobe Bryant a finalist for Hall of Fame, which feels depth of his loss — Press Telegram

Kevin Garnett Delivers Emotional Reaction To Being Named Hall Of Fame Finalist — NESN.com

It’s been a whirlwind of a two-day stretch for former Boston Celtic Kevin Garnett. One day after the Celtics announced they would retire Garnett’s No. 5, the NBA champion was also named a finalist to be inducted with the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class. A visibly emotional Garnett discussed what the honor meant to…

Kevin Garnett Delivers Emotional Reaction To Being Named Hall Of Fame Finalist — NESN.com.

Celtics Notes: Jayson Tatum’s Play Getting Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams’ Attention — NESN.com

BOSTON — Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams have played Jayson Tatum before. But they have never played this Jayson Tatum before. Even when the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics met back in November, Tatum wasn’t quite at the level he is now. In the Celtics’ 141-133, double overtime win against the Clippers on Thursday…

Celtics Notes: Jayson Tatum’s Play Getting Kawhi Leonard, Lou Williams’ Attention — NESN.com