Yes, we know we are posting our ‘Daily Noontime’ a bit later this morning, but we’re happy to unveil some interesting and intriguing news (and links) below from the world wide web!
As always, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your day and remember … never stop smiling!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
After enjoying an off day yesterday, the Boston Celtics are back on the hardwood this evening when they visit the Miami Heat with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Tonight’s game marks the end of a three-game road trip for the Green and White, which began with a win over the Orlando Magic but was followed by a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
We’re another day closer to the start of the second half of the Boston Bruins season – let the countdown for puck drop on Friday, January 31st against the Winnipeg Jets continue!
The Noontime Headlines (and Links)
After losing to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, former Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator (and now the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers) Kyle Shanahan acknowledged that Bill Belichick reached out to him to talk. (ProFootballTalk.com)
NBC Sports announcer Mike Tirico recently shared a “kind gesture made by now Celtics player Gordon Hayward in Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game.” (Boston.com)
The death of Kobe Bryant ‘leaves us with poignant images, vivid memories, and disbeliefs,’ writes Chad Finn. (Boston.com)
Joe Montana has some advice for TomBrady: “It’s not easy to go to another team.” (NFL.com)
LeBron James told members of the media that “he will take on the legacy of the Lakers great as his own responsibility.” (ESPN.com)
Kobe Bryant was more than just a basketball player, but someone that helped the NBA ‘conquer the world.’ (New York Times)
VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ellie Duncan shares a powerful story about Kobe Bryant being a ‘girl dad.’
Welcome to Monday, everyone – hope you had a great weekend!
This past weekend ended with a disappointing note with the news of Kobe Bryant‘s passing. We have some links (below) on Kobe, who was a five-time National Basketball Association (NBA) champion, an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA team, and the 2008 Most Valuable Player.
Additionally, Bryant was tabbed the NBA Finals MVP in 2009 when the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic and in 2010 when the Purple and Gold outlasted our beloved Boston Celtics.
Switching gears – just for a quick second! – it will be somewhat mild today in Boston, both in and outside the city with temperatures in the high 40s. However, it will be mostly cloudy today, but the warmer weather makes up for it, though!
Have a wonderful day, everyone, and remember to smile and laugh!
Boston is off this evening but will cap their three-game road trip tomorrow with a visit to the Miami Heat, who currently resides in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 31-14 record. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The Boston Bruins will begin the second half of their season on Friday, January 31st when they visit the Winnipeg Jets at 8 p.m.
Happy Wednesday, everyone – hope you’re in a good mood like we are here at Noontime Sports!
Sure, it is a chilly day outside here in Boston, but the good news is a semi heatwave is on the way, which means we are another day closer to spring and no more snow – woo!
In the meantime, let’s get you caught up on some news for the day, as well as what happened last night in Boston sports.
As usual, have a great day, smile, be nice and plan something fun for later or this weekend!
The Boston Sports Scoreboard
The Boston Bruins picked-up their 29th win last night by edging the Vegas Golden Knights by a score of 3-2. With the win, the Black and Gold have won two of their last three and three of their last six outings. Boston will be off until next Friday, January 31st due to the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game this upcoming weekend.
The Boston Celtics return to the hardwood this evening when they host the Memphis Grizzlies with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Celtics scored an exciting win on Monday, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers which should provide the Green and White with some serious momentum going forward.
The Noontime Headlines (and Links!)
Tuesday’s win over the Vegas Golden Knights was an ideal way for the Bruins to head into the All-Star break. (MassLive.com)
Derek Jeter is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame. And the same could be said for Larry Walker, too, but not former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. (ESPN.com)
Boston Globe‘s Dan Shaughnessy believes next year will be the year Curt Schilling gets into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Boston Globe)
Things got heated at the end of last night’s Kansas-Kansas State men’s basketball game. (USA Today)
Zion Williamson will make his National Basketball League (NBA) debut this evening as the New Orleans Pelicans welcome the San Antonio Spurs to Louisiana. And perhaps his play could be the spark the Pelicans need for a mid-to-late season postseason push. (The Ringer)
For those in Chicago, make sure to bundle up because it is SO cold in your city right now. But we in Boston (and New England) will be getting that sub-zero temperature soon, which is awesome, right? Not really!
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will certainly be a team to watch in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sports Illustrated)
By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)
The 2018 N.B.A. Playoffs officially begin tomorrow – yes, welcome to the postseason, basketball fans!
This is one of my favorite postseasons to follow – I do also enjoy playoff hockey as well, but playoff basketball is something I could watch all the time. So, without further ado, here are my predictions for the upcoming N.B.A. playoffs, enjoy!
Care to agree or disagree? Send me a tweet @MattNoonan11 and make sure to stay connected with Noontime Sports’ basketball Twitter (@Noontime_Hoops)