Found October 01, 2013 on
Boston Sports Then & Now:
The rebuilding Boston Celtics begin training camp today. There have been several changes as the Celtics have a new head coach (Brad Stevens) and several new players, including Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks, and rookie Kelly Olynyk. There are many fans and media who do not know what to make of this team other than they could be in trouble without Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce. Also, point guard Rajon Rondo will be out until December at the earliest with a torn ACL that he suffered in a loss to the Atlanta Hawks on January 27th.
.@celtics @bestbetbass will learn to swim, taking lessions with 10 kids from the @BGCA_Clubs of Boston http://t.co/J0yKwHJzAa #nbafit
— NBA Cares (@nbacares) September 27, 2013
Celtics forward Brandon Bass is taking swimming class with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. Bass is from Louisiana and he never had a place to learn how to swim when he was a child. Now, Bass’ son can swim and Bass figured that it’s an important life lesson. Bella English of The Boston Globe wrote an excellent article on this story.
— Marshon S. Brooks (@Marshon2) September 30, 2013
MarShon Brooks is ready to begin his third season in the NBA. This will be Brooks’ first season with the Celtics. Brooks played at Providence College so he is used to playing in front of fans from New England. In the 2011 NBA Draft, Brooks was taken by the Celtics with the 25th pick, but he was traded to the then-New Jersey Nets. The Nets sent JaJuan Johnson (27th overall selection in 2011 Draft) and a second round pick in 2014. The 6-foot-5-inch guard was acquired by the Celtics this summer in the deal that sent Garnett and Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets.
The post Celtics Tweets of Interest: Training Camp Begins; Brandon Bass Learns How to Swim appeared first on Boston Sports Then and Now.
BEST OF MAXIM
Coming in at #158 in the ESPN Player Rankings is Celtics power forward Brandon Bass. Brandon has had a busy summer. Along with his basketball preparations, he got married and he also has been taking swimming lessons with a group of children to bring attention to the dangers of drowning and the importance for children to learn to swim. He also continued his charity work with underprivileged...
Though his team may soon be dropping to the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass would prefer not to do the same at the local pool. So at the age of 28, the 6-foot-8, 260-pound Bass is finally learning to swim.
According to the Boston Globe , Bass has been volunteering his time lately to help children conquer their fear of the water, but...
It takes a lot courage to learn how to swim but it might take even more brass when your first breast stroke is at age 28 with a pool full of children splish-splashing around.
Brandon Bass, the 6-foot-8, 260-pound Boston Celtics power forward could go coast-to-coast on the hardwood but when it came to lapping a pool — he was the dunk. Ironically, a Bass who hated the water.
Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass has decided to learn how to swim and he has plenty of support from his classmates.
Seen here is Bass participating in a recent swim class with about 10 other children from the Boys & Girls Club of Boston. According to the Boston Globe, Bass is "volunteering his time to help children conquer their fear of swimming," as well as his...
It is not every day you see a 6-foot-8 behemoth afraid of a little water. Especially one as fearless as Brandon Bass is on the basketball court.
The former Magic forward and current Celtics forward is one of the many Black children who did not learn how to swim. He is also one of the many who are proving it is never too late to learn, even at 28 years old.
As part of a community...
Imagine taking your child to swim class on an ordinary Monday night. There are a few things you’d probably be expecting to happen, but I’m guessing that seeing a 6’8” professional basketball player wearing goggles and participating in the class is not one of them.
The members of a Boston area Boys and Girls club were likely in shock when they realized that Boston Celtics...
Celtics power forward Brandon Bass, having never learned to swim as a kid, is learning at a Boston Boys & Girls Club. Bass’ motivation to take up swimming now is so that he can feel safe swimming with his son Brandon Jr.. According to the Boston Globe, Bass became fearful when he was a child after a neighbor his age drowned, and the memory has stayed with him. Bass spends...
At age 28, Celtics big man Brandon Bass is learning to swim for the first time and took his first swimming lesson with a group of kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. “My son’s the first one in the family to learn how to swim,” Bass told the Boston Globe. “If you threw me out in the ocean, I would drown.”
The post Brandon Bass Doesn’t Know How To Swim, Is...
Marc D'Amico of celtics.com wrote a piece today about how Brandon Bass has become the Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtic's defense. Here is the back story on how it began according to D'Amico:
It was mid-March of last season, when Kevin Garnett went down with a bruised left thigh. Garnett, who was the safety valve and leader of Boston’s defense, was forced to miss...
Prior to coming across this WCVB-ABC story about Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass, I didn’t know that he didn’t know how to swim.
Apparently, the Celtics big man wanted to not only help himself learn how to swim but also lend some assistance to some little kids just learning how to get in the water.
Check out the full story in the below YouTube video:
Brandon Bass image...
The Toronto Raptors on Monday announced that rapper Drake would be joining the team as a global ambassador.
A Toronto native, Drake will bring a sense of swag to the Raptors that has been missing for quite some time, and in the process, he'll also help redesign their uniforms -- though, if he really had any sense about him, he'd be looking to change the name altogether....
One of the biggest storylines of Celtics camp is the Brad Stevens era getting underway. Stevens is replacing Doc Rivers, who many consider the 2nd best coach in the NBA, and who just led the Celtics to seven playoff appearances in his nine seasons.
Therefore, it's going to be a constant theme to compare the current Celtics coach with his predecessor. Today, Brandon Bass was...
Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass jumped into the Boston Sports Club swimming pool in Waltham on Friday with 10 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Boston to learn how to swim. “My son’s the first one in the
What was The Haps for October 1st? Better late than never right? Brandon Bass is the oldest guy at the pool, Bernie Kosar is drunj, the Eagles yelled “Papa John’s” at Peyton, and more. The Links - Brandon Bass is Learning How to Swim at 28-Years Old So the stereotype is true? I kid, I [&hellip(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)The post The Haps – 10/1: Brian Scalabrine’s...
Check out some of the freshest kicks from Monday’s event, including Jeff Green’s Air Jordan IX shown above. Noted sneakerheads like Green and Brandon Bass did not disappoint at yesterday’s Celtics media day in Waltham. Rondo, who is rumored to be on his way from Nike to Anta, broke out a bright green/yellow pair of Hyperfuse low. Also of note was Avery Bradley, an Adidas endorser...