This morning, the Herald covered the Lakers, the Sonics and the Chinese team, but still no Celtics news. The Globe has a piece on video games and athletes but again, no Celtics news. No news on who Danny is talking to about trades, no news on Tony's rehab, no news on who is in Boston working out. Nothing. This news block out is nerve wracking.
Kobe is turning his attention to team USA and hoping that this team will succeed. This article also mentions that Pierce isn't playing due to elbow surgery. I haven't heard anything about surgery on his elbow. He looked pretty good playing soccer recently with no bandages or apparent problems with the elbow. Chauncey Billups is also hoping to help get team USA back on track.
Finally, the biggest story today comes from the NY Post. Apparently at least one NBA ref has been involved with gambling and has been influencing the outcome of games. Arguably, the NBA officiating has been terrible. There are so many blown calls and obvious calls that favor one team or another. This is a scandal that will rock the NBA before it is over. Every call that affects the outcome of a game will be scrutinized and when all is said and done, it may even affect championships won or lost.