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About Jessica Camerato

Jessica comes to WEEI.com after covering the Celtics and the NBA as a senior reporter for Hoopsworld. She is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association and is fluent in Spanish. Jessica entered the Boston sports scene in 2005 with the Red Sox Spanish Beisbol Network radio broadcast and currently talks Sox for Diehard magazine.

 
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Jessica Camerato
02/25/2009 - 3:54am
“I don’t feel I’m totally ready. The NBA and college are two totally different games. The NBA is just pick-and-roll, and if the pick-and-roll’s not there, throw it to Hakeem and he scores. How hard can that be? It’s just physical strength. Being ready means adjusting to being around older players. Right now I don’t have anything in common with those guys.” It is hard to imagine those sentiments were once expressed by Stephon Marbury.
Jessica Camerato
02/19/2009 - 5:00am
This season the Boston Celtics have the opportunity to accomplish a feat that few championship squads have been unable to do – win back-to-back NBA titles. Those who have done it know the magnitude of that challenge. “We had three chances to defend our title,” said San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, “and it's tough.”
Jessica Camerato
02/17/2009 - 5:11pm
JC Romero's 50-game suspension for negligence was black and white. But Major League Baseball's testing for banned substances, Romero says, is not.
Jessica Camerato
02/12/2009 - 5:00pm
They’re depicted as heroes, public figures who possess superhuman skills and talents. They can put on a cape and fly like Superman, shatter backboards with extraordinary strength and raise 20,000 fans to their feet with the just a lift of a hand.
Jessica Camerato
01/29/2009 - 10:32pm
Let's call it The Allen Iverson Effect.
Jessica Camerato
01/11/2009 - 10:18am
There is only a week left for All-Star voting and one Boston Celtics fan wants to make sure his favorite player is on the team. It's not Kevin Garnett. It's not Paul Pierce or Ray Allen. It's not Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins either. It's Brian Scalabrine. For the past two years Brett Schneider has been campaigning for Scal on Facebook. The 19-year-old from Westchester, New York has been a fan of Scalabrine since his days with the New Jersey Nets. Impressed by his work ethic and dedication, Schneider thought it was time for him to get recognition.
Jessica Camerato
12/29/2008 - 10:00am
Leon Powe looked as if he hadn't slept for weeks. It had been two days since the birth of his son and he was running on fumes. Despite his exhaustion, he posted a then-season high 10 points and six rebounds in just 15 minutes in his first game back. His son may have kept him awake at night but it was the newborn that motivated him that evening on the court.
Jessica Camerato
12/16/2008 - 7:10am
“I think he's earned it,” Doc Rivers said. “I think he's ready for it.” It's always nice for a player to hear words of encouragement from his coach, especially when minutes are scarce. But Boston Celtics guard Gabe Pruitt gets pep talks straight from the top.
Jessica Camerato
12/12/2008 - 11:18am
Just a month after winning the NBA title, the Boston Celtics championship celebration was cut short.   This July, James Posey opted for money over a shot at defending the title and signed with the New Orleans Hornets. The Celtics unwillingness to splurge on a 31-year-old sixth man dropped them from dominating to vulnerable. No Posey, it seemed, meant no repeat for the Celtics.  
Jessica Camerato
12/02/2008 - 10:18am
Any Eastern Conference team with serious playoff aspirations will have to go through Boston. And the Celtics are proving early on this season, that’s one big roadblock. Just over a month into the season the Boston Celtics have already defeated the projected top contenders in the East. They followed up an opening night win over the Cleveland Cavaliers with a pair of victories against both the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors, as well as blowout wins over the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers.
Jessica Camerato
11/11/2008 - 2:15am
It was a situation Paul Pierce has been in countless times before. The Boston Celtics were stuck in a double-digit deficit and turned to their captain for salvation. Like he has done in so many games over the last 10 years, Pierce put the team in his shoulders and led them to victory.
Jessica Camerato
11/09/2008 - 2:15am
Five games in seven days. The Boston Celtics' upcoming schedule is a demanding lineup that includes a pair of back-to-back contests and matchups against postseason contenders. The long haul began Sunday when they traveled to Detroit to take on the new-look Pistons. While it is early in the season for such a lengthy stretch, the Celtics welcome the tough competition.
Jessica Camerato
11/04/2008 - 10:18am
No one said defending the NBA title was going to be easy. The Boston Celtics didn't say it. The coaches didn't say it. The critics didn't say it either, many of them citing age and complacency as the spoilers of a second title run.
Jessica Camerato
10/28/2008 - 3:11am
While it's hard to see past the historic turnaround and 17th NBA title, it was only a year ago that many basketball pundits were questioning the depth of the Boston Celtics bench. There was no way of knowing that veteran journeymen like James Posey, Eddie House and P.J. Brown would come up with clutch shots during the playoffs or that a young talent like Leon Powe would emerge in the Finals.
Jessica Camerato
10/19/2008 - 10:18am
It has been four months since the Boston Celtics captured the NBA championship and the players can still smell champagne on their shoes. The memories of celebration are still fresh on their minds and the magnitude of their accomplishments still leave many at a loss for words. A lingering air of victory welcomed the Celtics back home when they played their first preseason game at the Garden this weekend. Returning to the place where they won it all was a long-awaited trip for the team.
Jessica Camerato
10/10/2008 - 10:18am
J.R. Giddens wasn't sure what to expect from Bill Walker. Even though he had seen him play plenty of times in college, the two rookies had never crossed paths in the NCAA circuit. It wasn't until this summer when they were both drafted by the Boston Celtics that they finally met and Giddens got to see the other side of his new teammate. "We got to see each other from afar but never really hang out with each other," Giddens said. "There's a difference between Bill Walker on YouTube and hanging out with him in person."
Jessica Camerato
10/03/2008 - 6:08am
The separation was obvious last season when the Golden State Warriors came to Boston. On one side of the locker room, Baron Davis and Monta Ellis studied film together. On the other, Andris Biedrins and Mickael Pietrus compared game notes. In the middle, Patrick O'Bryant sat at his locker. Alone. By now it's no secret that O'Bryant was a never a fit for Don Nelson's Warriors squad. His style of play didn't mesh with the coach's up-tempo system. In just two disappointing seasons, the former first-round pick from Bradley was dubbed a bust.
Jessica Camerato
09/29/2008 - 10:18am
At first glance this year’s Media Day was no different than the last for the Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen sat at the podium and addressed a swarming herd of microphones and cameras in their training facility in Waltham. They talked about expectations, playing for a title, and the importance of staying hungry. The trio agreed there was a target on their backs. But then something different happened.


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-3…

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon Browner gets fired up

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Sox Manager John Farrell …

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Hillary Clinton wants to change the Redskins mascot 7-30-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on th…

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

John Farrell with Dale an…

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Making sense of all the trade talk with WEEI.com's Alex Speier

We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.

Waving goodbye to the ol' Lefty? Jon Lester appears headed out of Boston

We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

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Jon Lester scratched 7-30…

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

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Jon Lester is on the tabl…

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

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How does Tom Brady's lead…

How does Tom Brady's leadership help the Patriots? 7-29-14

John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker

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Have we seen the last of …

Have we seen the last of Jon Lester in a Red Sox uniform?

The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.

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