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Barkley: Cavs and Raptors 'only two legitimate teams' in East

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Barkley: Cavs and Raptors 'only two legitimate teams' in East

The struggling Celtics get no love from Charles Barkley.

Barkley skipped right over the Celtics when talking about the biggest threats in the NBA's Eastern Conference on "ESPN's First Take."

“[The Cavs] are the team to beat. There’s only two legitimate teams in the East: them and the Toronto Raptors,” Barkley said. He went on to praise Cleveland GM Koby Altman for getting rid of the "junk he got rid of" in the trading away six players at the trade deadline last week.

The Cavs won four in a row leading into the All-Star break, including a 121-99 dismantling of the Celtics Sunday on Paul Pierce Day. The C's have dropped four of five to fall two games behind Toronto for the top spot in the East. The Cavs are 4 1/2 games behind the Celtics. 

Here are Barkley's full comments, via ESPN and YouTube: 

  

San Francisco brewery trolls LeBron with new IPA

San Francisco brewery trolls LeBron with new IPA

Now on tap at San Francisco's Barebottle Brewing Company -- LeBron's tears?

"We took the tears from Sir James' Game 1 loss and distilled them into a hazy IPA, just for you," the brewery writes in its Instagram post unveiling its brand new LeBron Tears IPA. "We also decided that Tears pair well with Mosaic hops. Sad!"

It's not the first time King James has been trolled in the name of suds. After "The Decision" in 2010, Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing company unveiled a "Quitness" ale, which came back to bite them years later.

Hey, we're pretty partial to the Bella Czech Pilsner ourselves.

Jaylen Brown vows payback on a former teammate

Jaylen Brown vows payback on a former teammate

It's been about two years since Jaylen Brown found his car full of popcorn as part of his rookie initiation with the Celtics. 

He knows the culprit and he's coming for him.

TMZ Sports caught up with Brown in New York City and asked him about locker room pranks. He quickly recalled his car getting "popcorned" and how he had to pay to have it cleaned up. 

"I'm still mad about it," Brown said. "Amir Johnson, I'm coming for you."

Johnson, the well-traveled former Celtics forward, played for the Philadelphia 76ers last season and, for now, his car has remained popcorn-free.

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