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Lil B The Based God blesses Jaylen Brown, Celtics

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Lil B The Based God blesses Jaylen Brown, Celtics

Danny Ainge has done plenty this offseason, but on Tuesday rapper Lil B did something greater than any trade, draft pick or signing could achieve. 

Lil B, who is perhaps best known for cursing and blessing teams and athletes, posted a photo with Jaylen Brown Tuesday afternoon, after which he officially gave Brown and the Celtics his blessing for the 2017-18 season. 

Lil B’s blessing and cursing goes back to 2011, when he cursed Kevin Durant for insulting his music. He lifted the curse after the Thunder lost in the 2012 NBA finals, but then put it back on in 2014. He cursed James Harden in 2015 for stealing a dance move from him, but lifted it in June. 

More recently, Lil B threatened to curse the Lakers after Lonzo Ball said that “nobody” cares about Nas’ music anymore, and that Migos and Future are “real hip-hop.”

Celtics fans should be happy with this news. The only thing that would make it better is if Lil B actually curses the Lakers to finishing with a draft pick between No. 2 and 5 in the 2018 draft.

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.”