Celtics Lab 67: Camp deals, player rankings and access for the differently-abled
Less than a week away from training camp, we find ourselves about as anxious for Boston Celtics basketball as we have been since the pandemic hiatus, chasing after whispers of potential star trade target disgruntlement and arguing over meaningless player rankings. But for many, visiting an NBA arena or even watching a game on television is a luxury beyond the usual reach.
A significant number of Celtics (and sports more generally) fans are disabled in ways that make enjoying and participating in sport a serious or even insuperable challenge without the help of teams and their arenas to accommodate those people. The Celtics are among a group of professional sports organizations who have made the choice to do something about this, working with the Beautiful Lives organization to make sports and sporting events as accessible as possible for their fans.
In this episode of the Celtics Lab podcast, we got together with that organization's co-founder, Bryce Weiler, to talk about what Boston and other teams are doing to such an end.
Of course we also quibble about player rankings and opposing general managers irking their star players as you might expect -- but for this episode, we are proud to help spread the word of the great work Bryce and company have been up to.