In a very routine conference call this morning, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens received a few unexpected questions from two unexpecting reporters:
Someone just asked Brad Stevens if he feels like he’s coaching for his job during the Playoffs.
— Marc D’Amico (@Marc_DAmico) May 18, 2018
Lol @BarstoolBigCat just asked Brad Stevens if he’s coaching for his job this postseason and Brad answered it like it was a totally normal question.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) May 18, 2018
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) May 18, 2018
EXCLUSIVE Just asked brad stevens if the Celtics woud be pursuing Lerbron James during free agency this offseason. He did not deny intrest
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) May 18, 2018
Stevens call ends abruptly with a ill-suited and completely out of line question about whether he would be interested in LeBron James as a potential free agent this summer. It’s COMPLETELY against NBA rules to comment on players currently under contract with another team.
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) May 18, 2018
Ah, classic Big J journalism from the Pardon My Take guys over at Barstool. As a blogger, all I can really do here is respect the biz. You aspire to be as talented as Big Cat and PFT are at what they do for a living. They never miss a beat.
For anyone mad about our questions to Brad Stevens, just think about how many clicks we’ve generated on other sites from our questions. Those never would have happened if it had been an ordinary boring presser.
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— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) May 18, 2018
Watching this completely fly over the heads of the Celtics beat guys killed me. But I need to know two things here. 1: How do they manage to get on these conference calls? And 2: WHO HAS THE AUDIO? I am dying to hear Brad Stevens abruptly end this call because he got asked about signing LeBron James. Absolutely dying. I fully expect it to be on the next episode of Pardon My Take.
–Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)