Locked On Celtics - Daily Podcast On The Boston Celtics With Rainin' J's gives fans regular news and opinions on this famous franchise. Bill Russell, Larry Bird, and John Havlicek are some of the superstars who have worn Celtics green. In recent years, the storied team has minted Gen-Z stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
John Karalis hosts the podcast. John covers the Celtics beat for Boston Sports Journal. He is the author of the book The Boston Celtics All-Time All-Stars: The Best Players at Each Position for the C's. He brings both a reporter's and a fan's perspective to the podcast.
The "Raining J's" in the title refers to the original hosts of the show. They all had J's in their name. In addition to John, Sam "Jam" Packard and Jay King cohosted the show. The other two hosts left the show in 2019, leaving John as the sole "J" in the title.
Locked On Celtics has recaps and analysis of each game. During the playoffs, the podcast has crossover episodes. These episodes feature Locked On hosts who cover the Celtics' opponents. The podcast also features Mailbag Mondays. Every week, the podcast answers questions about the team.
The podcast explores topics such as the state of the Celtics' rivalry with the Los Angeles Lakers. The hosts have debated whether to eliminate the corner three-pointer. On a lighter note, they have assigned Simpsons characters to the Celtics. John also plays "what if" games. What if Ime Udoka had not managed to get himself fired as Celtics coach? What if the Celtics had kept Desmond Bane rather than send him to Memphis as part of a draft pick trade?
Sometimes, other people join the conversation here. Guests on Locked On Celtics have included Tom Westerholm. He is a Celtics writer for Boston.com. Comedian Josh Gondelman has come on the podcast to talk about his Celtics fandom.
Locked On Celtics - Daily Podcast On The Boston Celtics With Rainin' J's has new shows every weekday throughout the year.