Can the Celtics Convince Kyrie Irving to stay in Boston Long Term?
Kevin McShan
Posted February 25, 2019

Kyrie Irving has an important decision to make this offseason.  Where is he going to play what will presumably be the final stretch of his intriguing career.  Does he stay with one of the most iconic franchises in all of sports in the Boston Celtics or does he explore any and all options?
At the end of the day, I’m going to do what is best for my career.” When pressed on the issue, he said “Ask me on July 1st.”
He also said he sees what the New York Knicks, a rumored potential suitor for Irving when he’s a free agent, are doing and that he respects the franchise.
Irving did say his plan for now is to still be a Celtic and “Obviously Boston is still at the head of that race.
For his part, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge  chimed in with this. 
The way I viewed the situation is that I think a lot of people, because of Kyrie's announcement at the beginning of the year, thought that there was a marriage," Ainge said on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub. "And I think that it's more like an engagement. And we're going to get married on July 1st. I think that engagement is still on, as far as I know.
"In my individual conversations with Kyrie, we're still engaged, but we really can't make those vows, sign that contract, until July 1st," Ainge said, not...
Tackling NFL Topics With: Jeff Smith
Kevin McShan
Posted February 18, 2019

Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed out of the NFL now for two-straight years. For taking a knee and stand against social injustice and the most powerful league in all of sports. However, on Friday Kaepernick received some vindication. While it wasn’t the action of clearing someone of blame or suspicion. It was proof that someone or something is right, reasonable, or justified. That someone was Kaepernick himself it appears, as the league, Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid settled their grievance in connection to Kaepernick’s claim the league colluded against the former super bowl runner-up and social justice advocate for his decision not to stand for the national anthem. Did NFL owners cooperate in a secret or unlawful way in order to deceive or gain an advantage over Kaepernick? It sure appears to look this way. As the league prepares to turn the page from this issue the larger more prevalent question becomes, how far as the NFL come in effectively handling the social justice issues which, are on top of mind to its players, and how far do they still need to go?
Jeff Smith is a sports writer for Heavy. He has covered a wide range of sports for ESPN, USA TODAY Sports Media Group, FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and CBS Sports.  He joined 2Man Advantage Podca...
NBA Rapid Fire With: Jeff Smith
Kevin McShan
Posted February 18, 2019

The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t being bashful about their intentions. The process is over and the time to win is now. There viewing there best shot at a championship in the hear and now, thus they’ve decided to mortgage the future for a shot at instant success. By loading up there starting five with two household names in Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris. Was it the right move to make? Are the Sixers the prohibitive favorite and presumptive nominee to win the Eastern Conference after adding those two superstars to their core group of: Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and JJ Redick? Meanwhile, out west how will the Los Angeles Lakers failed pursuit of Anthony Davis effect the chemistry on the court, overall morale and team’s playoff chance as they fight to make the NBA’S 2nd season? What does it all mean for Lakers head coach Luke Walton, LeBron James and the future of the team? All issues 2Man Advantage Podcasts Kevin McShan discussed with Jeff Smith, Senior Sports Analyst for over the weekend.
ESPN’s Michael Rothstein: Talks Detroit Lions Offseason Priorities
Kevin McShan
Posted February 16, 2019

Michael Rothstein covers the Lions for ESPN. He joins 2Man Advantage Podcasts Kevin McShan this week to provide a glimpse inside the team’s approach as they enter a critical offseason.  Can this be the one which finally propels the team to greater heights? 
Bryce Harper is still a free agent what Gives?
Kevin McShan
Posted February 15, 2019

Were full steam ahead into spring training now, as preeminent favourite Bryce Harper is still without a home. So, let’s address the elephant in the room what gives? Why are so many superstars across the diamond still homeless and wondering where their going to break bread this season? In Harper’s case, the overwhelming sentiment appears to surface around the notion of feeling of being engaged in an elongated game of speed dating with Harper. With several big market teams, the latest being San Francisco and Philadelphia who are attempting to make their pitch as to why Harper should sign with them. In your opinion where do we stand in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes? This is the first question 2Man Advantage Podcasts Kevin McShan posed to Tim Shovers Executive Producer of Podcasting at NBC Sports Washington. When he joined him this week to answer the question: Where does Harper’s future lie? Is he loyal to the only team he’s ever known, or does he think its time for a new challenge in his career? Get Shovers’s opinion in the latest edition of the 2Man Advantage Podcast.