"I started thinking about what I was doing with my life," Ainge said. "You're surrounded by your six children in the hospital, and they say, 'Hey, you need to stop doing this.'"
A Celtics fan tossed a water bottle toward the head of Irving as he left the court Sunday, just days after fans have dumped popcorn and spit on players.
The NBA play-in tournament begins on Tuesday with the Eastern Conference matchups, with the Western Conference games to follow a day later.
The play-in tournament gets underway on Tuesday with two Eastern Conference games, while the Los Angeles Lakers play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
"Could you imagine today, if those were all Black people storming the Capitol, and what would have happened?" one NBA coach asked.
The Miami Heat take a 1-0 lead into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which is scheduled for Thursday night.
Both leagues postponed tonight's games in response to unrest following Jacob Blake's shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, following postponements on Wednesday night.
We're going down memory lane to relive one of the best rivalries in NBA history.
The Boston Celtics guard warned that decades of racial profiling had resulted in families bringing up their kids in fear of the police.
From Jaylen Brown to Stephen Jackson, Trae Young and Enes Kanter, a host of NBA stars have joined street protests in cities across the U.S.
The shooting guard from Pittsburgh was an All-American selection at college and the first black player drafted in the NBA, selected by the Boston Celtics.
Smart is one of four NBA players to volunteer to take part in an experimental therapy that researchers hope could help high-risk patients.
The league has confirmed 14 cases of COVID-19 since it suspended the season last week.
Clint Capela, Derrick Rose and D'Angelo Russell are all among players who could be traded before Thursday's deadline.
"Thank you, Canada, for letting me play basketball – despite Turkey's threats against me," Kanter wrote in an opinion piece published by The Globe and Mail. "On Christmas night, I will play in my first game as a Celtic outside the U.S. when I take the court against the Raptors."
The two Atlantic Division rivals collide in the opening game of the season in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Eight teams have qualified for the Summer League playoffs, which the Boston Celtics enter as the number one seed.
The Boston Celtics guard took retribution into his own hands after he appeared to be elbowed by the Sixers big man.
The Celtics are reportedly not among the list of destinations preferred by the six-time All-Star.
The former Celtics star called someone a "d***head" without realizing his microphone was on.
The Sixers' big man was left frustrated after a 112-109 defeat against Boston.
The shot was the first game-winner of Rondo's career and gave Los Angeles a 129-128 win.
The trade deadline is set for Thursday at 3 p.m.
Davis requested a trade earlier this week but the Pelicans are unlikely to accept offers before the trade deadline on February 7.
The 2016 NBA champion has the option to opt out of his contract this summer and become a free agent.