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Kyrie Irving keeps explaining flat-earth stuff on J.J. Redick podcast, and now his theory makes less sense than ever

Kyrie Irving keeps explaining flat-earth stuff on J.J. Redick podcast, and now his theory makes less sense than ever

There’s no way Kyrie Irving actually believes the world is flat. But he’s still talking about it. His latest explanation is … confusing. Appearing on J.J. Redick’s podcast, the Celtics guard once again addressed his theories on the shape of the earth. They came from watching videos on Instagram. “When I said it, though, I had been watching a whole bunch of Instagram videos,” Irving said. “Meaning, like, I had these specific pages on Instagram that were like, ‘The truth…

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NBA Power Rankings: Celtics clinging to top spot

NBA Power Rankings: Celtics clinging to top spot

By DANNY DRAGIN (*Denotes previous week’s ranking) 1. Boston Celtics (1*) The Celtics traveled to London, which provided them with a solid four days of rest. They beat Ben Simmons and the 76ers to improve to 34-10. 2. Golden State Warriors (2*) The Warriors did not look like themselves with a big loss to the Clippers on Wednesday night. They still have one of the best records in the NBA at 33-9. 3. Houston Rockets (3*) The Rockets beat the…

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Marcus Morris takes exception to 'cheapshot' from Ben Simmons

Marcus Morris takes exception to 'cheapshot' from Ben Simmons

You may not know a ton about him as a basketball player, but from his history and playing style alone, it’s very clear that Marcus Morris does not mess around. Ben Simmons learned this shortly after he put Morris on his behind with a hard foul late in the C’s 114-103 victory over the Sixers. Clearly agitated by the shot, Morris quickly regrouped, and shoved a smirking Simmons. Marcus Morris and Ben Simmons get a little heated across the pond —…

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Celtics 114, Sixers 103: Celtics erase 22-point deficit with scorching run in London

Celtics 114, Sixers 103: Celtics erase 22-point deficit with scorching run in London

The first half box score would have led you to believe that Joel Embiid and the Sixers were processing all over the Celtics in London. But it was never as bad as it looked when the Celtics at one point trailed the Sixers by 22 points, and nine after 24 minutes. So perhaps a second half domination from the Celtics, who bullied the Sixers around for a 37-point output in the third quarter, was to be expected in their 114-103…

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In candid interview, Jaylen Brown says sports are 'mechanism of control' to maintain social order

In candid interview, Jaylen Brown says sports are 'mechanism of control' to maintain social order

Jaylen Brown’s commentary on race in America contradicts the shallow mindset that athletes should stick to sports. The 21-year-old forward’s analysis of today’s racial climate, and the role sports play in maintaining it, is complex and free of platitudes. It is worth listening to. In a recent interview with the Guardian ahead of the Celtics’ upcoming game in London Thursday, Brown discusses the racism he faced growing up in suburban Georgia and throughout his journey to the NBA. While he acknowledges…

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Lakers are making Danny Ainge seem like a genius

Lakers are making Danny Ainge seem like a genius

Danny Ainge is on the kind of roll general managers can only usually dream about. The Celtics chief decision-maker already looked like a really smart guy after executing something that is one of pro sport’s toughest tasks — a legitimate NBA rebuild. Now he is zeroing in on punctuating the process. In case you forgot, Ainge traded the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft to Philadelphia for the No. 3 selection and another first-round pick. The additional pick would be…

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Celtics 91, Timberwolves 84: Kyrie Irving reflects on first year in Boston

Celtics 91, Timberwolves 84: Kyrie Irving reflects on first year in Boston

With expectations at an all-time high heading into the regular season, Kyrie Irving felt the pressure of taking on a new challenge when he joined the Celtics. Friday night he reminded us about the importance of team success over personal success after his team’s win over the Timberwolves. The 32-10 Celtics not only hold the best record in the Eastern Conference but have defeated some of the league’s elite teams to get there, recently putting together wins that were anchored…

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NBA power rankings: Celtics No. 1, just ahead of Warriors

NBA power rankings: Celtics No. 1, just ahead of Warriors

WEEI.com’s Daniel Dragin brings you his NBA power rankings. Let’s get to it . . . 1. Boston Celtics The Celtics are the most consistent team in the NBA. With the East’s best record of 31-10, they have a plethora of potential award winners. Brad Stevens is the frontrunner for Coach of the Year. Jaylen Brown is making a strong case for the most improved player, while counterpart Jayson Tatum will earn Rookie of the Year votes. All while Kyrie…

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Paul Pierce not on board with Isaiah Thomas tribute video on Feb. 11

Paul Pierce not on board with Isaiah Thomas tribute video on Feb. 11

Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas, who was not in the lineup of last night’s Cavaliers-Celtics game at TD Garden, formally requested that the Celtics put his video tribute on hold, and wait until the Cavaliers return to town on Feb. 11. The 28-year-old Thomas, who spent two and a half years with the Celtics, wants to not only be in the lineup and at full health when he’s tributed, but also wants his family to be in attendance so that they…

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Jayson Tatum named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Jayson Tatum named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has turned heads since his first NBA game, and the 19-year-old has finally received credit for it as the East’s Rookie of the Month for the month of December.  Tatum averaged 14.6 points (with a 52.9 field goal percentage, and 45.1 three-point percentage), 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 32.0 minutes in 17 December games. His 14 games with 10 or more points led all NBA rookies during that span. “He’s good,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens…

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