Boston is attempting to return to normalcy after Monday's tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. The heart of the nation has been hanging heavily thinking about the senseless events that have left hundreds injured and three dead.
The Celtics' game against the Pacers at TD Garden on Tuesday was canceled and the Celtics traveled in earnest to Toronto to conclude their season before the Playoffs. Boston will be in New York for the first two games of the Playoffs and will not be able to play in front of their home fans in what will surely be an emotional game until possibly next weekend.
Sports can only provide a distraction and an escape from the tragedy at hand. It can also be a way for a community to rally together and show strength. That is how Boston has used the first Red Sox and Bruins games since the tragedy. These events are not going to break that city, and to a larger extent this country.
There are still plenty of need.
We are a basketball blog and there is little we can do to help aside from provide a distraction and raise money for relief efforts.
That is what the crew over at Project Spurs is doing. They have connected with several NBA artists who have agreed to donate all proceeds from the sale of their prints in April toward Boston relief funds. There are some incredible prints to choose from and they are really great pieces for basketball fans to own.
You can choose from works by Joseph Applegate, Bobby Bernethy, Jesse Blanchard, Maddison Bond, Rob Harskamp, Dustin Watson (his print of KG is above), Double Scribble and Hoop Dream Ink. You can see samples of their work by clicking on the links.
Even if you just look at the prints and forward it to a friend, you will be helping a worthy cause.
The Bruins played their first home game since the tragedy and provided us with this rousing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner: