Barbosa return probable during C's West Coast trip


Barbosa return probable during C's West Coast trip

LOS ANGELES Leandro Barbosa, who has an excused absence from the Boston Celtics to attend to a family situation, took to social media to update his status. 
"Guys tomorrow I will return to Boston, thank God everything is good now with my family!!" Barbosa (@TheBlur_Barbosa) tweeted on Thursday.
He is expected to re-join the Celtics in time for Saturday's game against Golden State. 
Barbosa later added, "I would like to thank the entire Organization of the @Celtics in special the coach staff and directors for all support!!"
C's coach Doc Rivers confirmed earlier Thursday that Barbosa was not with the team in Los Angeles, adding that at that time he wasn't sure if the 6-foot-3 reserve guard would re-join the team for the remainder of their West Coast trip. 
"He's dealing with a tough situation," Rivers said.
Although he was one of the last players signed by the C's this season and has seen limited action, it hasn't taken the Brazilian Blur long to establish himself as a fan favorite among Celtics Nation. 
Aware of this, Barbosa had a tweet directed at just them. 
"To the fans, I'm sorry to have missed some games, I can't wait to be back and see you all!! Imaceltics"

Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask any questions


Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask any questions

BOSTON -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez have a 4-year-old daughter. She said she took Hernandez's last name in 2015.

Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting two men in Boston in July 2012 after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. He is also charged with witness intimidation in the shooting of Alexander Bradley, allegedly to silence him about the killings.

Jenkins-Hernandez repeatedly said she could not recall details about conversations with Hernandez after the 2012 killings and after Bradley's shooting in 2013.

She said she didn't ask Hernandez for details about Bradley's shooting, even though Hernandez and Bradley were close friends.

"[Bradley] was not my friend . . . Yes, it's a sad situation [but] why should I press about something like that?" she said.

Jenkins-Hernandez also said she did not recall getting a call from Hernandez at 2:37 a.m. on July 16, 2012, minutes after prosecutors say Hernandez shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as they sat in a car at a stop light in Boston. Prosecutors said phone records show a 17-second call from Hernandez to her at that time.

Hernandez has denied shooting the men. His lawyer told the jury during opening statements that Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.

Bradley testified he saw Hernandez shoot the men. He also said Hernandez shot him in the face months later after he made a remark about the Boston shootings.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Jenkins-Hernandez.

Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen


Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen

In this week's jam packed episode of's "Celtics Talk Podcast", Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk with former Celtic Leon Powe about this year's team, plus his role on the 2008 Championship squad. Powe tells some great stories about Kevin Garnett, and has an interesting take on Ray Allen not being invited to the reunion vacation Rajon Rondo is planning.

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Also included in this week's episode, Brian Scalabrine's interview with head coach Brad Stevens, plus the "Celtics PostUp" crew talks with Jae Crowder about his many nicknames, whether the 1st seed in the East is important, and his improvement on the floor.