The Internet is abuzz with speculation and analysis regarding LeBron James' bump of coach Erik Spoelstra as the pair crossed paths during a timeout in the Heat's loss to the Mavericks on Saturday night. After the game, the Heat had a players-only meeting to discuss their 9-8 start. Meanwhile, Pistons forward Tracy McGrady said the reason Miami is struggling is because James and Dwyane Wade are too similar. "Both of those guys need the ball and they don't shoot the ball like Ray Allen," McGrady said, noting how Allen is a good complementary player to Paul Pierce. "That's why they're having trouble scoring in the halfcourt because they can't get a rhythm, because one of them is dominating the ball. That guy might be getting off, but the other guy [isn't]." Read more about that story (and check out the video of the bump), plus check out other stories, videos, trivia and more, at...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Brady said despite the fact that his stellar play of late has catapulted him into discussion for league MVP, he has plenty of room for improvement leading up to next Monday night's AFC East showdown vs. the Jets. "I could play better, there's no doubt about that," he said. "And I really think this would be a great week for it."
Brady said the Patriots don't have much margin for error against their co-division leader. "It's going to be a hell of a test," he said. "They're one of the best teams in the league, and they've got some great players that are playing well. They've shown they can win close games. They've blown teams out. It's going to be a hell of a game. I'm excited for it."
Brady lauded his team's resiliency and mental...
Speaking to WEEI.com's Alex Speier, former Red Sox outfielder Dwight Evans said he believes free agent Jayson Werth is the best right fielder in baseball. Evans also noted that he sees a lot of similarities between himself and Werth, a comparison already made earlier in the offseason by Werth's agent, Scott Boras.
“I look at this guy, and I kind of see myself a little bit in the way he approaches the game, the way he struts, the way he walks, his mannerisms, the way he goes about his job,” Evans said by phone. “You can see he loves the game. He’s passionate about his position.
“I think, not having known that we were comparable in stats and all that, just watching this kid, seeing him play a little bit, mostly on TV and in interleague play, I just love everything he...
After winning the last 10 meetings against the Thrashers, the Bruins finally found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard against Atlanta, dropping a 4-1 decision to the hosts Sunday night. It was the fifth straight win for the Thrashers, who got another stellar performance from Ondrej Pavelec, who stopped 40 of the Bruins' 41 shots. Pavelec has stopped 201 of 207 shots during Atlanta's recent win streak.
Taking the loss in net for the Bruins was Tuukka Rask, who allowed three first-period goals. The netminder would stop 22 of the Thrashers' 26 shots.
Blake Wheeler supplied the only offense for the Bruins, cutting the Thrashers' lead to two with a second-period tally off assists from Michael Ryder and Milan Lucic.
For a complete recap of the game, click here. For more Bruins coverage, see the team page at...
CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury caught up with free agent outfielder Jayson Werth who indicated that he is not ready to sign with anyone yet. There have been rumors that the Phillies were close to re-signing him, but Werth wouldn't comment on specifics. Asked if he was ready to sign, Werth said in a text message, "Not at all. It’s very early. I will make an informed decision in due time."
The Red Sox have a reported interest in the 31-year-old Werth, who may be seeking a contract in the neighborhood of the one Matt Holliday received -- seven years, $120 million. The Angels are also expected to be among those bidding for his services.
For more Red Sox news, visit the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.