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Nick Friar
September 18, 2019 - 7:30 am
With all the pain football players endure over the course of each individual season and their career, the legalization of marijuana in the NFL has become a major discussion. Whether it’s Josh Gordon’s usage in the past or Rob Gronkowski getting in the business of Cannabidiol-based pain-relief...
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Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 12, 2019 - 3:41 pm
The Celtics won’t have to wait long to see what Al Horford looks like with his new team. The former Celtics big man and the 76ers will host Boston to start the 2019-20 season on October 23. In their home opener, the Celtics will host the 2019 NBA Finals champion Toronto Raptors on October 25. The...
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Amin Touri
July 11, 2019 - 9:09 pm
The wild NBA summer rolls on. Less than a week after dealing Paul George to the Clippers for an unprecedented haul of draft picks, Thunder GM Sam Presti stockpiled even more draft picks with another blockbuster on Thursday, sending Russell Westbrook to the Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul, two...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James
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Nick Friar
May 25, 2019 - 8:53 am
A photoshopped picture of Kyrie Irving in a Lakers uniform set the NBA world on fire Friday all because LeBron James pushed the “like” button on Instagram. What a shocking turn of events! Who knew James liked the idea of reuniting with Irving? Oh, that’s right, it’s been pretty clear for a while —...
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Celtics guard Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
May 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm
A day after Marcus Smart made NBA All-Defensive First Team, Kyrie Irving has been named All-NBA Second Team. Irving is joined by Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Warriors forward Kevin Durant, Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard and Sixers center Joel Embiid. Like the NBA All-Defensive Teams, the All-...
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Alex Reimer
March 14, 2019 - 11:46 am
Jayson Tatum says he understands why Russell Westbrook fired back at the Jazz fan who was allegedly hurling vulgar insults at him. On Wednesday, the young Celtics star said he thinks players should be allowed to defend themselves against vehement verbal attacks. "People always expect us to turn the...
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Lucy Burdge
March 13, 2019 - 6:12 am
Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB Exhibition: Minnesota at Boston, 1:05 p.m. (WEEI-AM 850) NBA: Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Golden...
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Alex Reimer
February 25, 2018 - 12:11 pm
Kyrie Irving took over Madison Square Garden Saturday and led the Celtics with 31 points in their win over the Knicks. But his postgame social media antics were nearly as noteworthy. Warriors forward Zaza Pachulia fell on Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook’s legs Saturday, prompting many to once...
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Kyrie Irving
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John Tomase
November 03, 2017 - 12:46 pm
Both stand 6-foot-3, but one is built like a free safety and the other a third-down back. Both dominate the ball, but one is about overwhelming athleticism -- he can race past defenders, run through them, or soar over them -- while the other prefers operating in tight spaces with the precision of a...
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Alex Reimer
August 04, 2017 - 2:01 pm
Tom Brady has appeared in more Super Bowls than any quarterback who’s ever played the game. He’s been seven times in 16 years, which means the Patriots have reached the Super Bowl in 44 percent of the seasons he’s played. That’s an incredible stat, especially considering he’s played in the big game...
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