Gary Washburn, The Boston Globe

Gary Washburn

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  • The Boston Globe
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  • The Undefeated

Recent articles by Gary:

Spencer Haywood fought tirelessly for health care for retired NBA players; the fraud scam leaves him heartbroken

Eighteen former players were charged with defrauding the NBA’s health care system of more than $4 million. → Read More

Ime Udoka determined to break Celtics of some bad habits from last season

One thing the first-year coach noticed about last season's Celtics squad - it spent too much time complaining about officiating. → Read More

As NBA training camps open, vaccination status is still the league’s hottest topic

Some players, including Andre Wiggins and Kyrie Irving, may not be allowed to play in their teams' home games without vaccination under local mandates. → Read More

When Tom Brady returns to Foxborough, only a chosen few know what it will be like

Emotions will run the gamut, as it did for Ken Griffey Jr. and Joe Montana. → Read More

Can Celtics stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum thrive together?

There is concern that the two have grown into the habit of taking turns offensively, making the Celtics more predictable. → Read More

Could Minnesota be a potential landing spot for Ben Simmons?

Disenchanted in Philadelphia, the All-Star point guard has vowed that he's played his last game for the 76ers. → Read More

As Laver Cup comes to Boston, the decline of American men’s tennis is clear to see

John McEnroe captains the World team this weekend, and the gap between the top Europeans and the best Americans has never been wider. → Read More

Which of the NBA’s 50 greatest players from 1997 might not make the all-time 75?

If you do the math, there are only 25 spots available if you do not omit anyone from the original 50. But it’s not that easy. → Read More

Take a look at quarterback play in the NFL, because the Patriots appear to be in good hands

Mac Jones only has played one game, but did you see the Giants-Redskins game Thursday night? → Read More

Former Red Sox Ellis Burks could play, and he talks a good game, too

Burks, an analyst for Sox games on NESN, enjoys teaching the game to a younger generation. → Read More

At his Basketball Hall of Fame induction, Paul Pierce recalls the rocky road to greatness

Pierce finished as the second all-time scorer in Celtics history, an underdog of sorts who turned himself into an elite player. → Read More

Chris Bosh, Chris Webber have taken different paths to Hall of Fame

Bosh was forced to retire in 2017 because of recurring blood clots, while Webber's legacy is still hindered by his time at Michigan. → Read More

Paul Pierce reflects on the journey to Celtic great and Basketball Hall of Fame

When Pierce arrived in Boston, he saw Leo Papile pull up in a Cadillac, beginning what would be a remarkable, rocky, and painful but eventually triumphant 15 years. → Read More

Celtics have taken big step after Brad Stevens’s little moves

What Brad Stevens wants to do is ensure that every player on the Celtics' roster serves a purpose. → Read More

The refusal of some pro athletes to get vaccinated is difficult to fathom

Initial safety concerns were understandable, but with months of medical evidence to go on, the reluctance now seems to be a senseless campaign against Big Brother. → Read More

Time for the Celtics’ Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen to move past the hard feelings

Garnett, Pierce, and Rajon Rondo to a lesser extent, were upset that Allen defected to the rival Heat. → Read More

Here are 10 NBA matchups to circle on the calendar

What will be intriguing about the coming season is there will be no clear favorite. The Bucks are the defending champions, but the Lakers and Nets are considered more complete teams. → Read More

Brad Stevens built the Celtics to win now, but he is keeping the future in mind

The new president of basketball operations believes the Celtics were able to improve the roster with astute moves and maintain cap flexibility for the future. → Read More

Despite a title game letdown, the Celtics met their goals for the summer

The Celtics succeeded in developing their younger players and exposing them to more prominent roles. → Read More

Celtics fall flat in summer league title game against Kings

After taking an early 10-point lead, Boston was blitzed defensively, committing 28 turnovers as Sacramento turned the second half into a dunk show. → Read More