Sean Sylver

Shaq's Final Act

By Sean Sylver, 98.5 The Sports Hub “Am I allowed to put my arm around you when you’re on the bench?” “Of course. I’m a statue.” “Can I put my son in your lap?” “Of course. I’m a statue.” So went the exchange - ten years ago - between Fred Toucher of the Toucher & Rich program…

Celtics Notebook: Seeds of discontent?

By Sean Sylver, 98.5 The Sports Hub The Celtics are .500 since play resumed in the Disney bubble. That mark isn't going to help push them past the Raptors for the 2-seed, nor does it place them in imminent danger of falling behind the Heat to fourth in the East. The Green appear content to head…

Sylver: Long Gone Boston Summer

By Sean Sylver, 98.5 The Sports Hub Just weeks after wrapping up The Last Dance, Michael Jordan’s tribute to Michael Jordan, ESPN’s 30 for 30 series took the DeLorean back to the late 90's last night with Long Gone Summer, a recounting of MLB’s historic summer of 1998. The home run chase between Mark McGwire and…

Sylver: What if? The thrilling conclusion to the 2020 NBA season

By Sean Sylver, 98.5 The Sports Hub Basketball is back! Sort of. The NBA Board of Governors approved plans for a truncated regular season and full postseason emanating from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fl. Play is scheduled to begin July 31. While the league anticipates crowning a 2019-20 champion, COVID-19 has already dramatically altered the trajectory…