The Week That Was 7/25-7/31

Welcome to your weekly sports recap, The Week That Was, where we will do a quick overview of the stories, scores, and items from the world of sports that you might have missed. Checkout out the rest of MentalDimes.com for sport-specific content on your favorite teams and do not forget to check out our podcast, which is available on Spotify, Apple, and YouTube; search for Mental Dimes.  … Continue reading The Week That Was 7/25-7/31

22/23 Eastern Conference Seeding Predictions

As of right now, these are my top eight seeding predictions out East at the end of the regular season. Let me know what you think down below! Milwaukee Bucks If you have kept up with the NBA the last couple years, you know of the dominance they have had over the league. Earning a championship in the 2021 season, and following that up with … Continue reading 22/23 Eastern Conference Seeding Predictions

Weekly Dime: Top 10 Nominees for The 2022 ESPY Awards

The 2022 ESPY Awards are scheduled to air live at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. It will be broadcasted from Los Angeles on ABC. Special Awards This year, the show will be distributing some well deserved awards; like the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, which will be given out to Vitali Klitschko, previous professional boxer who is now the mayor … Continue reading Weekly Dime: Top 10 Nominees for The 2022 ESPY Awards

Three Early Takes for the 21/22 Celtic Season

Although it is July, it is never too early to lay out some predictions or expectations for the Celtics next season. In no particular format or order, I will be listing a few ideas I feel strongly about heading into the season.  The Celtics will finish as a top three seed in the East with over 50 wins once again. This seems to not be … Continue reading Three Early Takes for the 21/22 Celtic Season

The Celtics Center Dilemma

As we all know, Rob Williams will be our guy for years to come at the center position. However, with his haunting injury questions and high-intensity playstyle, the Celtics are in need of a reliable backup big. With Theis being shipped out in the Brogdon trade, and Thomas Bryant (an intriguing previous free agent) signing with the Lakers, what is the next move?  The first … Continue reading The Celtics Center Dilemma

Celtics Acquire Gallinari and Trade for Brogdon

Wow. This was a pleasant midday surprise for us Celtics fans. I was content with the Gallinari pickup, but at around 1 pm est, the alert sounded off on our phones that the Celtics will be receiving Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers. My first thought, which I assume is a common one, was asking who we gave up to get him. Here is the … Continue reading Celtics Acquire Gallinari and Trade for Brogdon

The Celtics: Where Do We Go From Here?

“How do you feel about the future?” “What could the Celtics have done differently?” Throughout my week-long reflection period, after the Celtics lost the finals, I was asked these two questions multiple times a day by people who know my love for the team. After lashing out to them about how awful their team is out of pure anger, I have now relaxed and prepared … Continue reading The Celtics: Where Do We Go From Here?

NBA Draft Lottery Grades

Let’s give some initial draft grades to each lottery pick in the draft. Rather than giving out one grade for the team’s entire draft, I will only be hitting on the first fourteen picks and giving a brief breakdown of my initial thoughts. 1. Orlando- Paolo Banchero Grade: A- With this pick changing from Smith to Banchero at the last moment, the Magic decide to … Continue reading NBA Draft Lottery Grades