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Kyrie Irving's Kevin Durant video rant is height of hypocrisy

Kyrie Irving's Kevin Durant video rant is height of hypocrisy

Once again, Kyrie Irving is upset with the media for inquiring about a melodrama he created. On Wednesday, the mercurial point guard lashed out at reporters for dissecting his viral All-Star Game chat with Kevin Durant, in which he mouthed “two max slots” to KD –– an obvious insinuation about the Knicks’ ability to sign both of them this summer. “It’s a video of me and one of my best friends talking,” Irving said, per Boston.com. “And then it turns…

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Kyrie Irving-Kevin Durant video shows how Irving is playing Celtics fans

Kyrie Irving-Kevin Durant video shows how Irving is playing Celtics fans

At NBA All-Star Weekend, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant chatted outside of the locker room for approximately 24 seconds. On the surface, that seems like one of the most innocuous sentences ever written. But this is the NBA, where even emojis can spark an international incident. Irving has been surly with the media over the last several weeks about his pending free agency, snapping at reporters that his much-discussed relationship with LeBron James is “none of their business.” That’s awfully…

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4 possible buyout candidates for Celtics

4 possible buyout candidates for Celtics

With one open roster spot available, the Celtics will look into the buyout market as they gear up to finish the regular season and head into the playoffs with extra depth to their second unit. Boston should consider adding size to its front court. Aron Baynes has been battling injuries all year long, Robert Williams isn’t quite ready to take up big minutes off the bench and Daniel Theis still leaves plenty to be desired on the defensive end of…

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Celtics TV ratings are down 27-percent this season, per Sports Business Daily

Celtics TV ratings are down 27-percent this season, per Sports Business Daily

The Celtics failed to live up to expectations through the first half of the season, and their ratings reflect the apparent disappointment among Boston sports fans. C’s ratings on NBC Sports Boston are down 27-percent so far this season, according to Sports Business Daily. That fits into the larger trend of declining NBA ratings, which have taken an 18-percent nosedive on TNT this season. NBA TV and ABC are down, too, while ESPN remains flat.  The only other markets with…

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LeBron James and Kyrie Irving free agency rumors are starting to get annoying

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving free agency rumors are starting to get annoying

At the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon, all of this Kyrie-LeBron stuff is really starting to get annoying. Irving is toying with the fans he once promised he would re-sign with the Celtics. That’s not cool. Despite missing the last two-and-a-half games with a knee injury, Irving suited up for Team LeBron in the NBA All-Star Game Sunday. He played 25 minutes in the 178-164 affair, putting up 13 points to go along with nine rebounds and six assists. His…

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Jayson Tatum guarantees Boston Celtics will win NBA championship this season

Jayson Tatum guarantees Boston Celtics will win NBA championship this season

Jayson Tatum won the Skills Competition on Saturday night and then he made a bold prediction: the Celtics are going to win it all this year. Speaking to ESPN, Tatum did not mince words. “We’re going to win the Finals this year,” he said. “Feb. 16, Jayson Tatum said we’re going to win the Finals this year.” It’s going to take some work. The C’s currently sit in a fourth-place tie in the Eastern Conference with the Sixers at 37-21,…

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Brad Stevens hoping visit with Red Sox does the trick for a second straight season

Brad Stevens hoping visit with Red Sox does the trick for a second straight season

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It deja vu for Brad Stevens. Walking throughout the Fenway South compound Sunday, the Celtics coach was struck with his reality a year before when he had also swung by Red Sox spring training. At that time his team was in the midst of losing four of their last six with expectations starting to dwindle. His hope at the time was to recoup that feeling of early-season optimism the Sox were in the throws of. That…

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Jayson Tatum wants to spend entire career with Boston Celtics as Anthony Davis trade rumors swirl in NBA

Jayson Tatum wants to spend entire career with Boston Celtics as Anthony Davis trade rumors swirl in NBA

Jayson Tatum knows the Anthony Davis rumors will feature his name, front and center, until the situation with the Pelicans big man is resolved. But he also knows this: there’s nowhere he’d rather be than Boston. Speaking to Sage Steele of ESPN at the All-Star Game, Tatum made his feelings for Boston clear. “You start to understand that this is a business,” Tatum said. “I play basketball and I’ve just got to control what I can control, and I love…

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Watch: Jayson Tatum of Boston Celtics hits insane halfcourt shot to win NBA All-Star weekend skills competition

Watch: Jayson Tatum of Boston Celtics hits insane halfcourt shot to win NBA All-Star weekend skills competition

Leave it to Jayson Tatum to turn a contest that basically boiled down to who could dribble fastest between cones into high drama. The second-year Celtics forward won the NBA Skills Competition at All-Star weekend on Saturday night with a shot that needs to be seen to be believed. Needing to make a 3-pointer before Atlanta rookie Trae Young, Tatum banked in a shot from halfcourt as the speedier guard was pulling up for a conventional 3 to win the…

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Anthony Davis says the Celtics are on his list

Anthony Davis says the Celtics are on his list

Celtics fans got some good news Saturday. After it was originally reported that New Orleans star center Anthony Davis had left the Celtics off the list of teams he would be open to signing a long-term contract with, Davis offered a different message during media availability at All-Star Weekend. He says the Celtics are on the list after all. Anthony Davis is asked about the Boston Celtics not being on his list. “They are on my list.” — Tim Bontemps…

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