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No Celtics make 1st, 2nd, or 3rd All-NBA Team

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No Celtics make 1st, 2nd, or 3rd All-NBA Team

By Jessica Camerato
CSNNE.com

The All-NBA Teams were announced on Thursday afternoon and for the second consecutive season, no members of the Boston Celtics were voted to either the First, Second, or Third Teams.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James received the most points (595) and was the only player to receive unanimous First Team voting. The First Team also included Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (593), Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (593), Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (551), and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (492).

Players named to the All-NBA Second Team were Dallas Mavericks Forward Dirk Nowitzki (437), Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (392), Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (259), New York Knicks center Amare Stoudemire (258), and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (184).

Rounding out the All-NBA Third Team were New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul (157), Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (135), San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (106), Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (67), and Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (62).

Rajon Rondo received 68 points, more than Randolph and Horford, but less than other players at his position. Paul Pierce received 55 points, Kevin Garnett received 22, and Ray Allen received 1. Former Celtics center Kendrick Perkins received 3 points and was listed as Boston-Oklahoma City on the voting results.

While none of the Celtics were named to All-NBA Teams this season, their total points in voting increased from last season Rondo (47), Pierce (6), Garnett (1).

This seasons All-NBA teams were voted on by 119 sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada. First, Second, and Third Team votes were awarded on a 5-point, 3-point, 1-point scale and were voted on by position.

Jessica Camerato is on Twitter at http:twitter.com!JCameratoNBA.

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.”