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Appreciating the best memes from Weird Celtics Twitter this season

Appreciating the best memes from Weird Celtics Twitter this season

The NBA season is on indefinite hiatus.

Fortunately, Posting season never stops.

Here is an academic breakdown of some of Weird Celtics Twitter’s best memes so far this year.

1. Tall Tatum by @lobstadelic

Lost in the debate about Jayson Tatum’s true age is his absolutely skyrocketing height. He will likely be out of the frame by the time the season comes back. Good art speaks truth to power. The best art speaks truth to Tower.

2. El Mona Lisa by @smarfwater

The new point god in Boston is as mesmerizing as anything in the Louvre. Get too close to the Mona Lisa and a guard will hit you with a “Step back!”

MY guard’s step back is sweeter.  

3. Thanksgiving by @SteveMerkle9

The suspended season has us all giving thanks to the basketball we’ve seen this year. You can be sure Smarf cut through this turkey like he cuts through opposing screens.  

4. The College Dropout by @manbearpiggins

There are too many tracks on The College Dropout that fit Tatum’s junior season Leap. We’ll go with Track 7.

5. 360 Degrees of Jaylen by @SteveMerkle9

He was not named an All-Star but Jaylen Brown made a Leap of his own this season. Stare long enough at this piece of art and experience The Awakening.

6. Godswilla by @DJ_Bean

Part one of the great Jayson Tatum nickname war of 2019-20. Based on Tatum’s new back tattoo. (Disclosure: I included this meme by a co-worker because I am a Company Man)

7. Absolute Problem by @wlohaty

Part two of the great Jayson Tatum nickname war of 2019-20. After being christened an “Absolute Problem” by LeBron James, Tatum earned the rarest distinction of them all: a meme by the Polish Poster himself.

8. My Guy, Our Country by @Max_Lederman

I included this meme to encourage people of all skill-levels to Post. If TV’s Max Lederman can do it, so can you!

9. Seal Team Theis by @beardjam

Fun fact: Seals can sleep underwater and can even surface to breathe without waking. That’s how easy it is for Daniel Theis to take your fave center out of the lane. He does it in his sleep.

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NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant won't play for Nets when season resumes

NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant won't play for Nets when season resumes

Since the NBA's suspended season has given Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant months to recover from their respective injuries, some believed they could return and make the Brooklyn Nets title contenders.

That theory was put to rest on Friday.

Durant confirmed to ESPN's Marc J. Spears he will not be returning to play when the NBA season resumes in Orlando, Fla. next month. As for Irving, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says the former Boston Celtics guard suggested on Friday's NBPA conference call it's possible he could join the team... as an inactive player.


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Durant missed the entire 2019-20 campaign after rupturing his Achilles tendon in last year's NBA Finals. Irving underwent surgery in March to repair an impingement in his right shoulder that ended his first season with the Nets after only 20 games.

Brooklyn currently holds the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 30-34 record on the season.

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck offers thoughts on NBA's 22-team return plan

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck offers thoughts on NBA's 22-team return plan

On Thursday, the NBA announced a 22-team plan to resume the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Fla.

The plan passed by an overwhelming 29-1 vote among teams, with the Portland Trail Blazers as the only organization to vote against it. Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, obviously, was one of the many in favor of the plan and discussed why Friday on Felger & Mazz.

"The point that seemed the most fair is not to give a team that was lagging farther behind in the East, and that was for example [the Charlotte Hornets] who are seven games back," Grousbeck said. "In the history of the NBA, no one has ever come from seven games back at this point in the season. And so, it's more fair to say no, we can only take so many teams because of safety.

"We don't want to have 500 more people with all 30 teams. We'd just have more of a chance of getting shut down because of the virus. So there was a line to be drawn, and we all decided 29-1 that this was the most fair line."

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With safety as the No. 1 concern going forward, it's a no-brainer to limit the teams heading down to Walt Disney World to only the ones that can fight for a playoff spot.

Grousbeck also suggested that the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Milwaukee Bucks could be the C's first opponent when the league returns to action. The Celtics were preparing for a matchup in Milwaukee when the season was suspended in mid-March.

"I think our first game is going to be Milwaukee, which that would be interesting," Grousbeck said. "Because that's what the schedule looks like just from the current schedule. We don't have the new schedule yet. But we'll probably start right off with Milwaukee."

The C's currently have the No. 3 seed in the East as they prepare to return to the court.

You can hear the rest of what Grousbeck had to say in the video above.