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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.

Kemba Walker stretchered off after suffering injury in Celtics game vs. Nuggets

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Kemba Walker stretchered off after suffering injury in Celtics game vs. Nuggets

DENVER — Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker appeared to suffer a serious neck injury after a scary collision with teammate Semi Ojeleye late in the first half of Friday’s game against the Denver Nugget.

Walker had his head down as he chased a rebound and appeared to hit Ojeleye’s stomach as the forward started moving the opposite way up the court. Walker immediately fell to the ground and rolled on his left side as trainers rushed to check on him.

Here's a look at the play courtesy of the Celtics on NBC Sports Boston Twitter account.

The game was delayed more than six minutes as medical personnel immobilized Walker, moved him to a stretcher, and took him from the court. Concerned Celtics teammates gathered around Walker as he was being tended to and the Pepsi Center went eerily quiet.

The Celtics did not immediately offer an injury update on Walker.

We'll have more updates on this breaking news story as they become available.

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Paul Pierce expects 'loudest boos in league history' when Kyrie Irving returns to Boston

Paul Pierce expects 'loudest boos in league history' when Kyrie Irving returns to Boston

Wednesday's Celtics-Nets matchup should be circled on every NBA fan's calendar as it could mark Kyrie Irving's first game back in Boston since leaving for Brooklyn over the summer.

Irving not fulfilling his promise to re-sign didn't exactly go over well with C's fans, which means there likely will be plenty of boos when Boston's former guard takes the floor.

Danny Ainge said he believes Irving deserves a video tribute and shouldn't be booed, but you'd be hard-pressed to find many Celtics fans who agree.

In fact, Celtics great Paul Pierce said Friday on ESPN's "NBA Countdown" he expects "one of the loudest boos in league history" when Irving returns to TD Garden on Thanksgiving Eve.

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“This has never happened, a player of his caliber saying, ‘I’ll be back,’ and then leave,” Pierce went on to say. “This has never happened. When has that happened with a player of his caliber? It’s never happened. He deserves it.”

Irving's status for Wednesday's matchup remains up in the air as he's missed the last several games with a shoulder injury. He's averaging 28.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists with the Nets this season.

You can watch Irving's return to Boston right here Wednesday on NBC Sports Boston. We'll have you covered with Celtics Pregame Live at 6 p.m. ET, then Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman will have the call at 7 p.m.

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