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Crawford's never-broken record

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Crawford's never-broken record

This morning on the site, Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely reported that shooting guard Jamal Crawford has opted out of his contract with the Blazers. Sherrod also suggested that Crawford might be a good fit in Boston.

And I agree.

Obviously, it will come down to money, but all things being equal, Crawford fills a few important needs for the Celtics. He can play both point and shooting guard, which is nice especially if they lose Keyon Dooling. He can also stretch the defense, which is nice especially if they lose Ray Allen. Let's be honest: The Celtics are going to be in the market for a veteran shooting guard to come off the bench, and Crawford has built a career on being just that.

He's only two years removed from winning Sixth Man of the Year.

Of course, because of that, you have to wonder if the Celtics and Crawford would ever find common ground on a contract. His deal with Portland was for 5M, so it's fair to assume he's looking for more and for multiple years. Is that something that would interest the Celtics? Considering Crawford's allergy to defense and increasing age I don know.

But I do know this: If Crawford does find his way to Boston, he'll bring with him one of my favorite NBA records

Jamal Crawford is the NBA's all-time leader in four-point plays.

How many does he have? Well, one answer is 34.

Another answer: Enough to have his own three-minute Youtube video comprised of only four-point plays

Amazing. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the Celtics have what it takes (or even have the desire) to bring this four point freak show aboard.

If nothing else, it wouldn't take much for him to be the best Crawford in town.

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Does Kyrie regret exchange with fan in Philly? 'Hell, no'

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Does Kyrie regret exchange with fan in Philly? 'Hell, no'

WALTHAM, Mass. – The NBA has talked with  Celtics guard Kyrie Irving about disparaging comments he made to a fan at halftime that have since gone viral.

Irving said the incident happened as the Celtics were heading back to the locker room at halftime after the Celtics fell behind 50-46 to the Sixers.

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“Kyrie, where’s LeBron?” yelled the fan.

Irving replied with a lewd suggestion. 

After practice on Saturday, Irving acknowledged that he did say something to a fan and that he had a conversation with the league regarding the incident.

Regrets?

“Hell no,” Irving said. “Man enough to record it on video, that’s on him. I’m glad he got his ad name out there, and his five seconds of fame and it’s gone viral. That’s the social media platform we live on.

Irving added, “I take full responsibility for what I said. You move on.”

The league has not officially announced a fine for Irving, but it’s more a matter of when not if that will be forthcoming.

In fact, earlier today, the league fined New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for “inappropriate language” towards a fan in the Pelicans’ 103-91 loss at Memphis on Wednesday.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens had not seen the video in question but was aware that Irving had been in conversations with the league office regarding the incident.

“Guys know what the right thing to do is,” Stevens said. “People make mistakes; hopefully learn from them and move on. There’s a right and wrong. And if you’re in the wrong you have to own up to it and that’s that.”