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To be fair, Bill Russell is probably the most Morgan Freeman a person can be without being Morgan Freeman. But still, he’s wearing a Celtics hat to Obama’s second inauguration. Morgan Freeman would never do that.

Whoops. Sounds like someone won’t be narrating George Stephanopoulos’ life story any time soon.

(via 30fps)

Playing your dad in sports is hard. Not only is he bigger and more experienced than you by way of being a grown up, there’s also a good chance he’s seen every game you’ve ever played and therefore knows every move you’ve ever pulled. Then, if they’re like some dads, they file away that information just in case you should ever try them in a one-on-one game.

That’s the case tonight, as Austin Rivers travels to Boston for his first game against his dad, Celtics coach Doc Rivers. As expected, Diggity Doc has all the best quotes about this special instance. From the CSNNE.com:

The uniqueness of facing his son is not lost on Doc Rivers’ players or his coaching staff.

“I just thought they were way too nice in the scouting report today,” quipped Doc Rivers who added, “It’s a strange thing. As a father, it’s nice to see him. The only drawback of him being in the NBA is I haven’t been to a game. And I miss that a little bit, to be honest. But other than that, it’s really cool.”

Especially for the Rivers family, most — if not all — of whom Doc Rivers expects will be rooting for Austin instead of him.

“When Austin’s not playing, they’re Celtics fans,” said Doc Rivers. “When Austin is playing, they’re Hornets fans or Austin fans for sure.” [...]

“He can have a lot of good games,” Doc said. “He can have 80 good games this year. But there’s two that I don’t really need him to play that well.”

This is a pretty historic moment, friends. As far as I can tell, father and son have only faced each other three times before this (Butch and Jan van Breda Kolff, Mike Dunleavy and Mike Dunleavy, Jr., George and Coby Karl), so you might as well set your DVRs right now. You don’t want to miss this.

Then again, you probably do want to miss this. Not only are the Celtics ninth in the NBA in defensive efficiency, Austin Rivers has the lowest shooting percentage among all guards who are averaging at least 20 minutes per game and have fully functioning legs. That means we’ll see a perfect storm of good defense plus struggling player combined with that innate father knowledge that Doc can utilize to make his son’s life a living 48 five minutes of hell.

And when you consider what Doc said would happen the first time he plays his son, tonight could be really ugly. Just a hunch, but tonight’s game won’t be going on Austin Rivers’ highlight tape.

Hey guys, I have a new favorite NBA nickname. You will too after reading this. It comes from Courtney Lee and it’s about Jason Collins. From WEEI.com’s Ben Rohrbach:

Apparently, Courtney Lee calls Jason Collins “J-Teeth.”

Reporter: “JT?”

Lee: “J-TEETH. You seen them veneers?”

Yep, that’s perfect. J-Teeth it is. Thanks, Courtney Lee.

Especially if you have a tiny baby hand instead of a standard human hand, like my dad’s dad used to have. Looking at you, Kwame Brown and Thabo Sefolosha.

(via Celtics Hub)

Well, that really happened. Carmelo Anthony (NBA All-Star) wanted to fight Kevin Garnett (future Hall of Famer) after a basketball game — possibly because Garnett insulted his wife, even though Johnny Prizefighter swears he had no idea what made Melo so mad — and cameras were on hand to capture the scene because it’s 2013 and that’s what happens now. Rajon Rondo HATES it, probably because he was on the outside of the scrum that kept Melo (ironic) from KG.

The bus scene came after a reported locker room scene which came after an on-court prelude.

And another on-court prelude.

Expect some suspensions — I’d guess Melo for sure, KG probably and DeMarcus Cousins just for good measure — some fines and a really awkward confrontation in the Eastern Conference locker room come All-Star Game time. And I’d expect January 24′s Knicks-Celtics game in Boston to be quite the doozy. Celtics fans are already taking shots of olive oil and doing vocal cord exercises to get their boos ready. Should be epic.

“That’s just like a mosquito in your face. Eventually you’re going to swat at the mosquito, right? You let the mosquito in your face your going to get bumps all over your face, so you got to knock the mosquito down.”Reggie Evans, who is great at comparing various Celtics to animals and insects

Great video, better cause, so this is 100 percent the best. High-fives to all these kids.