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The Celtics Talk podcast from NBC Sports Boston is hosted by Insiders A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Pre/Postgame host Kyle Draper. Guests include players, coaches, management and media members from around the NBA.

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    Dan Shaughnessy on life with the Larry Bird Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:17


    Dan Shaughnessy joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast to discuss his new book, Wish it Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics. Dan talks about what inspired him to write the book and reflects on some of his favorite Larry Bird stories. He also discusses how access to NBA players and the locker room has changed in recent years and shares his thoughts on the 2021-22 Celtics team.5:45 - What inspired Dan to write the book?12:00 - Dan reflects on those teams and shares some of his favorite Larry Bird stories22:00 - How has access to NBA players changed in recent years?27:00 - What does Dan think about this 2021-22 Celtics?31:00 - What were the "newspaper wars" like in the 80s?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Gary Gulman thinks roller coaster Celtics are on their way up

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:37

    Comedian Gary Gulman joins Chris Forsberg to discuss why he's optimistic about this year's Celtics team, the time Chris was escorted out of the Sonic Drive-In headquarters and Gary's upcoming appearance at the Wilbur Theatre. 1:00 – The two celebrate a big week for Gary after he performed at Carnegie Hall for the first time6:05 – Gary discusses his basketball-watching habits when on tour, and which of the New York Post's “Five Things to Know about Gary Gulman…” were actually true8:25 – Why Gary believes the Celtics are turning the corner after a tough start to the season, and why Robert Williams is the most important Celtic, outside of Jaylen and Jayson, on this year's team15:05 – How Oklahoma City rejuvenated Al Horford and Forsberg shares the story of the time he was escorted out of the Sonic Drive-In headquarters while trying to buy a t-shirt18:50 – Gary is appearing at the Wilbur Theatre this Friday, and life living in New York City as a Boston sports fan Watch the full podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m0WWEdDUi74See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pondering a Ben Simmons to Boston trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 34:35

    John Tomase joins Chris Forsberg to discuss all the latest off-the-court drama around the Celtics, including the reports that the Celtics are interested in trading for Ben Simmons. Should the C's consider trading Jaylen Brown for Simmons? Plus, the two vent about Marcus Smart and give Al Horford his ‘flowers' for his performance this season.0:50 – Tomase and Forsberg share their thoughts on Ben Simmons and if he'd fit on the Celtics5:00 – Would you trade Jaylen Brown for Ben Simmons? Which player has the higher upside going forward?14:45 – Why don't Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown seem to compliment each other on the floor? Will they figure it out?17:10 – Tomase vents about Marcus Smart's performance on and off the court this year27:35 – What player, or type of player, does Boston need to add to make this team a title contender?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/hVP4YyARyO8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics Problems: Who deserves the blame, and can things be fixed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 45:59

    Chris Forsberg is joined by Tom Giles to talk about the latest version of the "worst loss of the season" for the Boston CelticsAfter blowing a 19-point 3rd quarter lead, the Chicago Bulls dominated Boston on Monday night at TD Garden, outscoring them 39-11. The C's start a 3-game road trip with a 2-5 record.After the game, Marcus Smart had some direct words for the Celtics offense, specifically Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Forsberg and Giles start the pod by talking about Smart's comments.Other topics discussed in this episode:6:30 How big of a deal was it that Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum didn't meet with the media after the game?10:00 Jayson Tatum needs to stop getting distracted by bad calls13:00 Blame pie? Who is to blame for the poor start to the season?19:00 What can Ime Udoka do to turn things around?23:00 If Boston can't turn things around, what is the right path forward? Should there be a major shakeup?27:50 Why are Aaron Nesmith, Payton Pritchard, and Romeo Langford buried on the bench?WATCH ON YOUTUBE | Follow Chris Forsberg | Follow Tom GilesSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celtics falling into old bad habits; should we stop daydreaming about Bradley Beal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 50:01


    Chris Forsberg reacts to Wednesday night's discouraging loss to the Wizards and the Celtics falling back into last season's bad habits. Then NBC Sports Washington's Chris Miller joins to discuss whether or not it's time for C's fans to stop daydreaming about Bradley Beal teaming up with Jayson Tatum in Boston, and debate all things around the NBA after the first week or the regular season.1:00 – Forsberg reacts to Wednesday night's loss at home to the Wizards, can this team ever get over its bad habits on a consistent basis?13:15 – Chris Miller joins to discuss the latest on Bradley Beal and how likely he is to stay in D.C. beyond this season.19:10 – What should we make of the Celtics and Wizards after one week? What is the ceiling for each of these teams?33:00 – Which teams in the Eastern Conference are legitimate playoff contenders? Who's the favorite to take the top see right now?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2FhLYlbthnsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Overreactions to Boston's wild season-opener, plus a chat with Jaylen Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 36:19

    Boston.com's Tom Westerholm joins Chris Forsberg on the podcast and they react to the Celtics heartbreaking double overtime loss to the Knicks in the season-opener. They discuss Jaylen Brown's career night, Ime Udoka's head coaching debut and their panic level with Jayson Tatum. Plus, Forsberg sits down exclusively with Jaylen Brown to discuss the 2021-22 season.1:00 – Biggest takeaways after the season-opener?6:00 – What's your panic meter after Jayson Tatum's underwhelming performance vs Knicks?15:00 – Early impressions of Ime Udoka? 25:00 – Projections for the season 30:00 – Exclusive 1-on-1 with Jaylen BrownSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What to make of Marcus Smart's suspension, plus exclusive chats with Aaron Nesmith and Romeo Langford

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 41:17

    Chris Forsberg is joined by The Athletic's Jay King to discuss Marcus Smart's one-game suspension for reportedly missing the team flight to Orlando, plus which of the younger players they expect will have the greatest impact this season. Then Chris sits down with Aaron Nesmith and Romeo Langford for a pair of exclusive one-on-one interviews. 1:10 - What should we make of Smart's one-game suspension? How does it impact his relationship with Ime Udoka and his chances of being named a team captain? 15:25 - Which of the team's younger players will have the greatest impact on the team this season? 20:40 - Which of the players in the back half of the 10-man rotation will get ‘squeezed' on playing time? 29:44 - Exclusive one-on-one with Aaron Nesmith 34:00 - Exclusive one-on-one with Romeo LangfordWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5HUBIHkzPgMSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown talk friendship, plus training camp impressions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 37:53

    In an exclusive sit down interview, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown open up about their friendship on and off the court. Also, Chris Forsberg and Brian Robb break down what they've learned so far at Celtics training camp. 2:30-Exclusive interview with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown13:30-What have we learned at Celtics training camp? 15:50-Any shot that Aaron Nesmith starts?18:20-What role will Al Horford and Robert Williams have to start the season?32:00-Ranking the level of concern for Jaylen's wristWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nGxQyrtRYKESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Stevens, Smart look ahead to new season, and back to Tom Brady's recruiting trip

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 34:45


    Chris Forsberg breaks down what he's seen from the Celtics after the first three days of practice, plus he catches up with Brad Stevens and Marcus Smart. They discuss the upcoming season and take a look back at that infamous Hamptons recruiting trip with Tom Brady.9:00 - How was Brad Stevens' transition from coach to President of Basketball Operations?17:30 - How will Ime Udoka be different from Brad Stevens?19:00 - Brad looks back at the infamous Kevin Durant recruiting trip with Tom Brady in the Hamptons25:00 - What does Marcus Smart think he can do to help Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum this season?32:00 - How tough was last season for Marcus Smart?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Al Horford, Enes Kanter lead positive vibes at Celtics Media Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 33:17

    Basketball is finally back! Chris Forsberg breaks down everything he saw during Celtics Media Day, including why the Celtics feel optimistic about the upcoming season, before catching up with Al Horford and Enes Kanter. :18 – Forsberg breaks down everything from media day, including why the team is optimistic about the upcoming season, Brad Stevens' excitement about his impending first trade deadline and all the behind the scenes discussions about new jersey numbers. 10:00 – Al Horford on his return to Boston, watching Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown develop into All-Stars, and what impresses him the most about new head coach Ime Udoka.20:00 – Enes Kanter on choosing ‘lucky 13' as his new jersey number, why he expects Tatum to be a top 10 player this season, and what he missed most about Boston.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Reflecting on a Hall of Fame career with Mike Gorman

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 55:31

    Mike Gorman joins Chris Forsberg ahead of his induction into the Hall of Fame as the 2021 Curt Gowdy Award recipient. Mike reflects on how he got his start, his 40-year partnership with Tommy Heinsohn and what it's like to enter the HOF alongside Paul Pierce.:30 – How is Mike feeling going into HOF ceremony? How did Mike's career as a broadcaster begin?16:00 – When did Mike's phrase “got it” come along?20:00 –Mike reflects on his partnership and friendship with Tommy Heinsohn27:00 – What is Mike like off the court?39:00 – What's it like going into the HOF with Paul Pierce?47:00 – What are Mike's expectations for the upcoming season? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Celebrating Robert Williams' extension, plus grading Brad Stevens offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 47:16

    Chris Forsberg talks with Jeff Goodman to break down the good and the bad of the Celtics' moves this offseason. What grade does Brad Stevens deserve for his first offseason in charge? 1:00-Chris pops champagne to celebrate Robert Williams' four-year extension6:30-Is there any concern with the Celtics giving Williams a long-term deal?8:30-What's the ceiling for Robert Williams?18:00-Goodman explains why he'd give Brad Stevens a ‘C' for his moves so far24:00-What's the biggest key to the Celtics improving next season?27:00-Goodman explains why he is not fan of the Dennis Schröder signingWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QwKXXa1VfuESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A Marcus Smart contract extension was the right move for the Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 16:53

    Chris Forsberg reacts to the news that Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart agreed to a four-year, $77m+ contract extension that will keep him in Boston through the 2025/26 season. How does this major commitment from Brad Stevens and the organization affect the teams' salary cap flexibility moving forward? Does this move preclude Boston from making a trade for Bradley Beal or the next disgruntled NBA star looking for a change?Also in this episode, could an extension for Robert Williams be next on Stevens' to-do list? And what we've learned from the Celtics very successful run in the NBA's Summer League in Las Vegas.WATCH ON YouTube: https://youtu.be/OEKa4q2PQ0wSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    All aboard the Yam Madar hype train, plus should Celtics sign Dennis Schroder?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 37:01

    Chris Forsberg talks with Brian Robb, Celtics beat reporter for MassLive, about his takeaways from the Celtics Summer League opener. Also, they debate what other moves the Celtics could make this offseason. 2:00-All aboard the Yam Madar hype train!6:30-What role will Romeo Langford play for the Celtics?8:30-Can Carsen Edwards prove he deserves a spot on this roster?12:00-Should the Celtics extend Marcus Smart?14:30-Would Dennis Schroder be a good fit in Boston?19:30-Will the Celtics make any more moves this offseason?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/cE2nPlRYx8kSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What's the endgame for Brad Stevens and the Celtics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 39:13

    Chris Forsberg and DJ Bean try to make sense of the Celtics' quiet start to free agency and debate what the endgame is for Brad Stevens and the Celtics. 3:00-Will the Celtics regret not signing Evan Fournier?9:00-Is the plan Bradley Beal or bust?14:00-Are Jaylen and Jayson enough to make free agents want to come to Boston?23:30-Confidence meter in Marcus Smart being the Celtics' starting PG next season31:00-Game time: Pick two remaining free agents to pursueSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lonzo Ball? Bradley Beal? What's next after quiet draft night for Celtics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 33:40

    Chris Forsberg breaks down the top storylines surround NBA Draft night, between the ripple effects of the Russell Westbrook trade, Lonzo Ball rumors and the Celtics pick. We also get an exclusive interview with Brad Stevens after the draft.0:20 - Chris gives his take on the Celtics drafting Juhann Begarin in the second round (45th overall).2:50 - With the Lakers acquiring Russell Westbrook from the Wizards, could Washington look to deal Bradley Beal? Chris discusses the chances of that happening with Brain Scalabrine and Abby Chin.9:30 - The trio also talk about the rumors of the Celtics having interest in Lonzo Ball.15:55 - Brad Stevens joins Chris, Scal and Abby for an exclusive interview to discuss the draft, his transition from head coach to president of basketball operations, the current roster and the status of Jaylen Brown's recovery.27:26 - Chris unpacks Brad's comments and begins looking ahead to NBA free agency and the start of the new season.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is Bradley Beal's future with Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 47:46


    Chris Forsberg is joined by Chris Miller, Wizards Insider from NBC Washington, to discuss whether the Celtics are in the mix to acquire Bradley Beal. 1:00-Answering your questions from the Celtics Talk mailbag2:30-What needs to happen for the Celtics to acquire Bradley Beal26:20-Chris Miller on the future of Bradley Beal33:30-Which NBA teams can offer the best deal for Beal?38:00-Miller on why the Celtics ‘definitely are in on the conversation' with BealWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T51flc6zYiQSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Who should the cash-strapped Celtics target for a summer addition?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 61:58

    Kyle Anderson? Patty Mills? Kelly Olynyk? Chris Forsberg and John Karalis debate which free agents the Celtics should target this summer.3:00-Should the Celtics re-sign Evan Fournier?10:30-Could the Celtics realistically acquire JaMychal Green?14:30-Breaking down top trade targets for the Celtics using Hayward TPE29:00-Free-agent targets for C's using midlevel exceptionWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3TF7rmymyXwSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Could Bradley Beal become a Celtic? Plus, Fran Fraschilla's Olympics preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 24:46

    Chris Forsberg breaks down how the Celtics could make a Jayson Tatum-Bradley Beal tandem happen. Also, NBC Olympics basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla joins to discuss what we can expect from Tatum and Team USA.1:00-Here's how Celtics can make a Tatum-Beal tandem happen5:00-Which players would the Celtics have to give up to get Beal?9:15-Beal on his excitement to play for the U.S. team with Tatum11:15-Interview with NBC Olympics basketball analyst Fran Fraschilla13:00-How will Tatum benefit from being coached by Gregg Popovich?15:45-What are the three biggest question marks for the U.S. men in Tokyo?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oI3EpyglBCcSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Exclusive interviews with Ime Udoka, Brad Stevens, and Al Horford

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 38:31

    Chris Forsberg, Brian Scalabrine, and Abby Chin sit down for exclusive 1-on-1's with Ime Udoka and Brad Stevens. Later, Amina Smith talks with Al Horford about returning to the Celtics.1:00-Chris Forsberg's takeaways from Ime Udoka's introductory press conference5:40-Interview with Ime Udoka11:30-What relationship does Udoka have with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown?17:45-Interview with Brad Stevens31:45-Al Horford discusses his excitement to return to the CelticsWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6zBKY9mlc6wPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Emergency pod: What are the Celtics getting in new head coach Ime Udoka?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 35:33

    Chris Forsberg, Phil Perry, Brian Scalabrine, Jackie MacMullan, Jeff Goodman, and Amina Smith discuss the Celtics hiring Ime Udoka as their next head coach, and how he will fit with the team.3:30-Brian Scalabrine on how Udoka's experience in the NBA will benefit the Celtics players9:00Jackie MacMullan and Jeff Goodman on Udoka's reputation around the league15:00-How much say did Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have in the hire?19:40-What's the most important issue that Udoka needs to fix?25:45-Did the Celtics consider Chauncey Billups?Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Is Marcus Smart the C's starting point guard next season? Jay King weighs in

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 46:17

    The Athletic's Jay King joins Chris Forsberg to discuss Marcus Smart's future with Boston, what Brad Stevens needs to do this offseason to maximize Brown and Tatum and who Jay thinks the Celtics should hire as the next Head Coach3:30 - Will Marcus Smart be the starting point guard next season?12:45 - Which players should the Celtics target this offseason?15:00 - What will Evan Fournier's free agency market look like?27:00 - How can Brad Stevens maximize Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum31:00 - Who would be a good fit for the head coaching position?Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Emergency Pod: Brian Scalabrine breaks down Kemba Walker trade to Oklahoma City

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 24:33

    Brian Scalabrine joins Chris Forsberg for an emergency podcast to discuss Brad Stevens' first big move as President of Basketball Operations, which sends Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City and brings Al Horford back to Boston. 1:00 - Breaking down the trade 7:30 - How could Al Horford help this Celtics team?11:45 - What happens with the Center position?15:30 - Could Kara Lawson be the next Celtics head coach?21:15 - Who is Moses Brown?

    Are Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart back in green next season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 42:01

    Chris Forsberg talks with Rich Shertenlieb from 98.5 The Sports Hub about Danny Ainge's departure, the time Tommy Heinsohn rapped, and which players will be traded this offseason.4:00-Did Danny Ainge leave hints about his departure this season?8:00-How much did the bubble impact Ainge and Stevens' role changes?15:00-Reflecting back on the time Tommy Heinsohn rapped to ‘Baby got back”18:00-How did Shertenlieb become a Celtic fan?35:00-Will Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart be traded this offseason?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VAALCRk7Bos

    Front office view on Kemba Walker's future, Brad Stevens' GM challenges

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 51:37

    ESPN NBA Front Office Insider Bobby Marks joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast. They discuss what Kemba Walker's future looks like, the challenges Brad Stevens faces as he transitions to the front office and how much input Jaylen and Jayson will have in who the Celtics hire as their new head coach.1:00 Can the Celtics get something of value if they trade Kemba Walker?9:00 - What advice would Bobby give to Brad Stevens as he transitions from coach to GM?21:00 - What does the future look like for both Evan Fournier and Robert Williams?31:00 - How should we reflect on Danny Ainge's tenure with the Celtics?42:00 - How much involvement will Brown & Tatum have in hiring of new coach?45:00 - Chris shares his four best 'under the radar' moves that Danny Ainge made during his time with the Celtics

    Is Kemba back next season? Talking Boston's biggest offseason decisions with Jeff Goodman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 40:24

    Jeff Goodman joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast to discuss some off the Celtics biggest offseason decisions including what to do with Kemba Walker, whether they should give Robert Williams an extension and if Bradley Beal would ever want to play with Tatum in Boston. Also, Wyc Grousbeck joins Trenni Kusnierek to discuss Danny Ainge's departure and the decision to promote Brad Stevens.3:15 - Will Kemba Walker be back next season?15:00 - Could the Celtics really go after Bradley Beal?21:00 - What will the Celtics do with Robert Williams and Marcus Smart?25:30 - Wyc Grousbeck joins Trenni Kusnierek to discuss the front office shakeup37:00 - Chris Forsberg shares his five biggest questions for the C's this offseason

    Offseason chaos; exclusive interviews with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 39:08

    Chris Forsberg, Mike Gorman and Brian Scalabrine react to the news that Danny Ainge is retiring, and Brad Stevens will be the next head of basketball operations. Plus, exclusive 1-on-1 interviews with Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens.2:30-Mike Gorman reacts to the news that Ainge is retiring, Brad Stevens being promoted5:20-Brian Scalabrine on how the players will react to this news6:50-What type of coach would be the best fit for the Celtics?10:30-Exclusive 1-on-1 with Danny Ainge25:20-Exclusive 1-on-1 with Brad StevensWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/quJ1f3OJoCA

    Revisiting the Kyrie experience in Boston, plus a chat with the Time Lord

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 26:44

    Chris Forsberg is joined by NBC 10's Kwani Lunis to break down Kyrie Irving's comments about Boston sports fans and his complex time in Boston. Chris also catches up with Robert Williams in the middle of the Celtics series with the Nets.0:54 - Chris catches up with Kwani Lunis and the two discuss the comments made by Kyrie Irving suggesting racist jeers coming from Boston fans. Where did it go wrong for Kyrie and the Celtics?11:31 - How much did Kyrie leaving set the Celtics back? Chris and Kwani talk about where the Celtics stack up in the East going forward.16:35 - What impact will Celtics fans have on Games 3 and 4 vs. the Nets as the TD Garden begins to fill out?19:57 - Robert Williams, the Time Lord himself joins Chris to talk about working through his turf toe injury to put up significant minutes against the Nets. They also discuss his future with the Celtics and how he spends his down time on off days.Watch each episode on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/t4LnCtcg5Ho

    How can the Celtics compete with Nets, and Rob Williams’ future in green

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 41:18


    Chris Forberg talks with Brian Robb, Celtics beat reporter for MassLive, about the Celtics’ Game 1 loss to the Nets. What adjustments can the Celtics make in Game 2?1:30-Was Game 1 the Celtics’ best chance to steal a win?9:30-What will it take for the Celtics to make this series competitive?12:30-Can Kemba rebound and have a bigger impact in Game 2?16:00-Robert Williams impresses in Game 1, is he the x-factor for the Celtics?21:30-Should the Celtics lock up Robert Williams now?27:30-What do Celtics fans want to see in Game 2?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DJSIQT8wNuY


    Will Kyrie, Nets dominate first round playoff series vs Celtics?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 30:14

    Chris Forsberg is joined by Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News to break down the upcoming Celtics-Nets first round playoff series. Also, Amina Smith catches up with Tristan Thompson to talk about his first season in Boston, fashion tips he’s received from Khloe Kardashian and favorite meals to cook at home.1:00-Kristian Winfield on his experience covering the Brooklyn Nets this season4:14-How do the Celtics go about slowing down this Nets team?7:12-Kristian shares what it’s been like covering Kyrie Irving this season and how he expects the All-Star to respond in his return to Boston19:10-Kristian offers an ‘outsider’s perspective’ on Jayson Tatum’s game entering this series23:55-Amina Smith interviews Tristan Thompson in an exclusive 1-on-1Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GY-N1bLFS1Q

    View from D.C.: Wizards a scary opponent, plus Hall of Fame Mike Gorman

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 41:46


    Chris Forsberg talks with Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington to break down the upcoming Celtics-Wizards matchup. Also, Mike Gorman joins the podcast to discuss joining the Hall of Fame as the 2021 Curt Gowdy award recipient.1:00-Chris Miller on the wild season of the Washington Wizards3:30-How does the health of Bradley Beal impact the Wizards’ chances vs. the Celtics?7:00-What is the key to the Celtics beating the Wizards?12:00-How long will Westbrook & Beal remain with Washington?32:20-Exclusive 1-on-1 with Mike Gorman about receiving the Curt Gowdy award Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bDAUhu38QsE


    Chris Gasper on what big changes are ahead for the Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 45:10

    Chris Forsberg is joined by WCVB Channel 5's Chris Gasper to get his hottest takes on this roller coaster of a Celtics season. The two discuss what changes are absolutely necessary for the team to find future success and who is ultimately to blame for this season.0:30 - Gasper explains how the Celtics have become ‘the procrastinators of the parquet.’ What does Danny Ainge plan to do to change their identity?9:45 - How much is ‘bad luck’ to blame for Celtics woes?16:40 - Danny Ainge backs Brad Stevens, but does Brad deserve more blame? Gasper and Forsberg discuss if a different coaches approach is necessary in Boston.30:40 - Gasper explains why he's adamant about the Celtics trading Kemba Walker this offseason.37:00 - How exactly will this season end and what do the Celtics have to look forward to?Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4xkgLx6tix4

    Assessing a murky future for the play-in bound Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 31:29

    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith search for positive signs after the Celtics lose to the Miami Heat. Are the Celtics headed towards the play-in tournament?1:30-Biggest issues with Celtics’ loss to the Heat5:30-Is it fair to want more from Jayson Tatum?8:20-Breaking down the Celtics’ playoff scenarios13:00-Should the Celtics make any drastic changes going into next season?15:30-How much blame does Brad Stevens deserve?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/p3PhCKfPGns

    The $32 million question: Does Jayson Tatum make an All-NBA team?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 34:10

    Chris Mannix joins Chris Forsberg to discuss the Celtics’ odds of avoiding the play-in tournament and their current chances to make a deep playoff run against the top Eastern Conference teams. The two also debate how to fix this team going forward and whether Mannix thinks Jayson Tatum will make an All-NBA team this season.2:30- How bullish are you that the Celtics can avoid the play-in tournament? What’s the best-case scenario for postseason seeding?5:55- Can Boston “catch lightning in a bottle” and make a deep playoff run?13:10- How does ‘GM Chris Mannix’ fix this team going forward?20:00- What are the chances Tacko Fall has a long-term future as a rotation player in the NBA?22:50- Will Tatum make an All-NBA Team? Is he currently on Mannix’s ballot?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HqoNnIddbUY

    Former Celtics asst GM Ryan McDonough on the struggling green & making trades with Danny Ainge

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 52:54

    Former Celtics Assistant GM Ryan McDonough joins Chris Forsberg to discuss the Celtics' inconsistencies this year, his favorite moment during his time with the team and why he pushed for the C's so hard to draft Rajon Rondo. Amina Smith also joins the podcast to discuss Jayson Tatum's 60-point night, Marcus Smart's ejection vs the Trail Blazers and if she thinks the Celtics will end up in the play-in tournament.1:00 How concerned are you about the Celtics' health heading into the postseason?13:00 - How critical should we be of Marcus Smart after his ejection?25:00 - Former Celtics Assistant GM Ryan McDonough on the likelihood that the Celtics can find consistency in the playoffs33:00 - What did Ryan think of Jayson Tatum's 60-point game?42:00 - What was Ryan's favorite moment during his time with the Celtics?43:00 - How hard did Ryan push for the Celtics to draft Rajon Rondo?

    Comedian Gary Gulman isn't joking when he says he loves this year's Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 65:36

    Comedian and Celtics fan Gary Gulman joins Chris Forsberg to discuss his thoughts on the 2020-2021 Celtics, his comedy beginnings and his time growing up in Massachusetts, rooting for the Celtics in the 80s. Amina Smith also drops by to talk about the Celtics' win over the Hornets, Marcus Smart's suspension, and the Celtics' rookies.6:00 - Will the Celtics improve their playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference?19:00 - Comedian Gary Gulman says he actually loves this Celtics team25:45 - How Gary fell in love with basketball and the Celtics35:15 - Which trade deadline acquisition has become Gary's favorite Celtic54:00 - Is Gary ready to take the crown of "Best Celebrity Celtics Fan" away from the Wahlberg's?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HbVw-QnaKuY

    Venting about the Celtics and searching for positives to cling to

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 30:28

    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith vent about their biggest issues with the Celtics’ last two losses. Can the Celtics afford to give Jayson Tatum rest without hurting their playoff seeding?2:00-Turnovers continue to be an issue; can it be fixed?7:30-Brad Stevens on Celtics’ defensive issues vs Hornets10:00-How much blame does Tatum deserve?14:00-Can the Celtics afford to rest Tatum and not hurt their playoff seeding?17:30-Biggest concerns about Evan Fournier’s return 25:00-Glass half full: Finding positive signs heading into end of regular seasonWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/e3i3_Td_ZFE

    Breaking out confidence meters as playoffs approach for Celtics

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 36:43

    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith discuss the Celtics’ six-game winning streak being snapped by the Bulls. Did the Celtics prove they have what it takes to go on a run in the playoffs?2:30-How confident are you in the Celtics being healthy come playoff time?6:30-Any concern over Jayson Tatum’s shooting struggles against the Bulls?10:00-Buy or Sell: Danny Ainge’s “Big Bird” nickname for Luke Kornet18:30-Did the Celtics’ six-game win streak prove they have what it takes for a playoff run?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LAOrW_2vR-g

    What’s the key to the Celtics’ winning streak? Plus a 1-on-1 with Bill Walton

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 40:00


    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith debate what the biggest key has been to the Celtics’ winning streak. Plus, Brian Scalabrine chats with Bill Walton about the Celtics-Lakers rivalry.2:00-What’s been the biggest key in Celtics’ winning streak? 6:00-How motivated was Jayson Tatum by Perk’s criticism?8:30-Which team in the East do you not want in the first round?14:00-Are you concerned by the Celtics almost blowing the lead against the Lakers?24:00-Brian Scalabrine 1-on-1 with Bill WaltonWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Q4fKyUE8Zu4


    Enes Kanter’s view on Celtics season & his smack-filled texts to Jaylen Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 38:25

    Chris Forsberg breaks down the Celtics recent winning streak, have they turned a corner? Also, former Celtic and current Trail Blazer Enes Kanter joins to discuss how he keeps in touch with his former teammates. 1:00-Have the Celtics turned a corner?4:00-How motivated has Jayson Tatum been by criticism?10:30-Enes on coming up short in the bubble when on the Celtics14:30-Does Enes still keep in touch with the Celtics players?16:30-Enes is confident the Celtics will shock people in the playoffs26:30-What’s the maddest Enes has ever seen Brad Stevens?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/v65B9ipBYs8

    Do Celtics need a Hail Mary to save the season? Tom Curran is talking hoops

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 38:07

    Chris Forsberg is joined by Patriots Talk host Tom Curran for a crossover episode. The two discuss what frustrates them about the Celtics, the impact of players losing time to COVID and what the team should look like next season in order to be championship contenders.1:40 - What's really grinding our gears about the Celtics recent play?11:28 - Celtics players have missed more time this season due to COVID-19 than any other team in the league. Is there an answer for this? And what is the deeper impact?16:36 - What should the core of this team look like next season? Who stays and who goes?23:13 - Tom's take on the job Brad Stevens has done this season.26:24 - Which player off the Celtics bench will have the biggest impact down the stretch?30:02 - Tom explains how he became a huge hoops junkie at a young age and talks about some of his favorite basketball memories.Watch every episode on YouTube! - https://youtu.be/VUMLA5QuSCc

    Celtics Talk Mailbag: Should we be excited after consecutive wins?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 43:07

    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith break down the Celtics’ last 2 wins, and answer questions from Twitter on how optimistic Celtics fans should be.1:00-How optimistic should Celtics fans be?6:30-Bigger surprise: Evan Fournier or Romeo Langford?10:00-When the Celtics are fully healthy, what’s their ceiling?11:00-Can Marcus Smart embrace a role of facilitator and defensive anchor?15:00-How big of a role will Romeo Langford have on this team?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JnYsLcqw7Dg

    Are the Celtics willing to put in the effort to save their season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 38:20

    DJ Bean joins Chris Forsberg on the Celtics Talk Podcast to discuss the Celtics painful loss to the Mavericks, why this team continues to be so frustrating and whether or not they actually have a shot at turning around their season.3:00 - What is the most aggravating part of this Celtics team?10:00 - Who deserves the most blame for the state of the team?24:00 What offseason moves could we see from the Celtics when the season ends?30:00 - Is there any chance the Celtics could actually turn this season around?

    Will the Celtics ever find consistency this season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 32:08

    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith debate why the Celtics have been so inconsistent this season. What is the biggest key to the Celtics turning it around?1:00-Is there any answer for the Celtics inconsistency?5:00-Rough start for Evan Fournier in his debut8:30-Marcus Smart’s unnecessary half-court shot18:00-What’s the biggest key to the Celtics turning it around?22:00-Should the Celtics be aggressive on the buyout market?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kCRUu2rpEcA

    How internal discouragement led to the Celtics acquiring Evan Fournier

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 38:58

    Chris Forsberg and Brian Robb discuss the Celtics acquiring Evan Fournier, how optimistic should Celtics fans be about this move?2:00-Should Celtics fans be optimistic about getting Evan Fournier?5:00-What’s the best-case scenario from this move?10:30-What happens if Fournier doesn’t want to stay?15:00-Will Ainge regret not getting Myles Turner?29:45-Danny Ainge addresses the team’s moves at the deadlineWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qYg00fWA08M

    Sorting through Celtics trade rumors, would Aaron Gordon help the Celtics?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 36:10

    Chris Forsberg and Amina Smith try to make sense of what is wrong with the Celtics right now. Is there a player the Celtics could acquire that would turn things around?1:00-Getting to know Amina Smith8:00-What’s the biggest issue with the Celtics right now?10:00-Will adding a player at the trade deadline fix this team?14:00-Is trading Marcus Smart an option?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jnpDSkQzWX4

    Kyle Draper pours cold water on our Harrison Barnes hopes

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 41:13

    Kyle Draper makes a return appearance to the podcast, joining Chris Forsberg to discuss the current issues with the directionless Celtics, the likelihood Harrison Barnes ends up on the Celtics and the state of the Eastern Conference.1:34 - Kyle gives his perspective of watching the Celtics from afar and determines what their biggest problem is right now.12:35 - What can Danny Ainge do in the coming week to fix this roster and what would he have to give up to get Harrison Barnes from the Kings?25:40 - Chris and Kyle discuss which players from around the league could be key additions for the Celtics.35:15 - Breaking down the Eastern Conference and where the Celtics fall in. Even with a trade acquisition, are they good enough to beat the top teams?

    Appreciating Time Lord and rationalizing a Lonzo Ball trade with John Karalis

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 46:22

    John Karalis from Boston Sports Journal and the Locked on Celtics podcast joins Chris Forsberg to discuss the emergence of Robert Williams, what moves he'd like to see Danny Ainge make in the coming weeks and what they keys are for Boston to succeed on a brutal upcoming stretch of games and beyond.2:40 - Chris asks John what he predicts we'll be saying about the Celtics after a stretch of eight games in 12 days.7:15 - Which names stand out as buyout and trade candidates and which guys should the Celtics stay away from?11:30 - Looking at the odds for Most Improved Player (Jaylen Brown at +1000), is there case to be made for Robert Williams to receive votes? Chris and John expand on what has made Time Lord so good this season.24:10 - John explains how the addition of Lonzo Ball could help the Celtics both in the short term and the long term. Could a future sign-and-trade for Bradley Beal be in the cards?37:21 - One Up and One Down: John talks about one thing he's hopeful about going forward with the Celtics and one thing he's concerned about.Watch the episode on our YouTube channel, here: https://youtu.be/njhQbv3CGe4

    Will Ainge wait until summer to use the Hayward traded player exception?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 46:53

    Chris Forsberg chats with Celtics cap guru Ryan Bernardoni about whether the Celtics will use the Gordon Hayward traded player exception this season.3:30-Breaking down how the Celtics can use Gordon Hayward’s traded player exception7:00-Should Danny Ainge be more aggressive this season?10:30-Is Harrison Barnes a realistic option for the Celtics?23:00-Does Lonzo Ball fit what the Celtics need?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jVxLRMaDJug

    Allison Feaster a role model in Celtics front office, Tristan Thompson 1-on-1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 33:34

    Chris Forsberg chats with Allison Feaster, the Celtics’ VP of Player Development and Organizational Growth, about her career and role with the team. Plus, Tristan Thompson discusses the progress of Robert Williams, and the keys to the Celtics’ second half.1:00-Allison Feaster on getting the call to work for the Celtics7:00-Allison’s role in the Celtics United initiative12:30-Allison details her playing career26:45-Interview with Tristan Thompson28:00-Tristan on the development of Robert WilliamsWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xNW-HY6KqJw

    How a curse-filled voicemail from Kevin Garnett helped Jaylen Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 31:29


    Chris Forsberg is joined by former Celtics strength coach Bryan Doo to discuss how a curse-filled voicemail from KG helped put Jaylen Brown on an All-Star path. Plus, Dominique Wilkins discusses the development of Jaylen Brown. 1:00-Bryan Doo details working with Jaylen Brown during his rookie season6:30-How a voicemail from KG motivated Jaylen Brown26:40-Dominique Wilkins on the development of Jaylen28:40-Can Jaylen win the Most Improved Player award?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XzgbRf832VQ


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