Apr 7, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; The Boston Celtics cheerleaders perform during a break in the action against the Washington Wizards at the TD Garden. The Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards 107-96. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

SCIC NBA Link Laboratory (April 8, 2013)


The staff writers at “Right Down Euclid” (Cleveland Cavaliers fan site at FanSided) feature a weekly column on their site called “The Weekly Roundtable”, where they answer a variety of basketball-related questions surrounding their beloved franchise. This week, Jerry Bulone and Chris Manning discuss Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott, Kevin Ware and more.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers will be a first ballot hall-of-famer when he decides to call it a career, which could come as early as the end of next season. “The Black Mamba” has worn both #8 and #24 during his tenure in Los Angeles, so which number will the team retire when the big moment comes? Featured columnist Sean Hojnacki of Bleacher Report takes a look.

The Boston Celtics were all but left for dead when all-star point guard Rajon Rondo tore his ACL, keeping him out for the remainder of the season. Despite insurmountable odds, including injuries to veterans Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, the Celtics are once again headed back to the NBA Playoffs. Even with their aging stars and numerous bumps and bruises, could Boston still have a long postseason run in 2013? Stephen Brotherston doesn’t believe it’s out of the question.

Leave it to Saturday Night Live to put on one heck of a parody of the Mike Rice/Rutgers basketball dilemma. “Mike and Molly” star Melissa McCarthy portrays a fictional woman’s basketball coach named Sheila Kelly, who puts Rice to shame with her violent acts and rude, obnoxious slurs towards her team. It’s all in good fun, so be sure to check the video out over at the NY Daily News.

In a recent interview with 60 minutes, Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin sits downs and discusses his historic stretch with the New York Knicks last season, stereotypes in college and professional sports, and being discriminated against for being an Asian basketball player.

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