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Breakfast Pod: Wyc Grousbeck's comments on Kyrie, Tuukka Rask dominating in the playoffs

Breakfast Pod: Wyc Grousbeck's comments on Kyrie, Tuukka Rask dominating in the playoffs

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck makes his first public comments since their playoff elimination; Tuukka Rask has the Bruins rolling and the Patriots bring back old friend Jamie Collins.

1:23 - Chris Forsberg, Trenni Kusnierek and Kyle Draper discuss Wyc Grousbeck's decision not to comment on Kyrie Irving's future with Boston and discuss whether the Celtics even want him back.

4:58 - Tom Giles, DJ Bean and Joe Haggerty discuss Tuukka Rask's dominating playoff performance and debate if we've ever seen this type of play from Tuukka in previous playoff appearances.

9:26 - Tom E. Curran, Michael Holley and Danielle Trotta get into the Patriots decision to bring back linebacker Jamie Collins and discuss what role Jerod Mayo may have played in the decision.

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The Enes Kanter Show: Kanter on beef with LeBron James, Lakers-Celtics rivalry

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The Enes Kanter Show: Kanter on beef with LeBron James, Lakers-Celtics rivalry

Enes Kanter and LeBron James have long had an on-court and social media beef. It started back when Kanter was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder and during his time with the New York Knicks, it escalated.

For that reason, the Boston Celtics win over the Los Angeles Lakers had extra meaning for Kanter, who had one of his best games of the season in the Celtics 139-107 drubbing of the West's second-best team.

And that sparked a conversation about Kanter and LeBron's beef.

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On the latest episode of "The Enes Kanter Show", Kanter discussed he and LeBron's feud with Chris Forsberg.

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While Kanter acknowledged that he didn't know if he and James still have beef, he did say that they still are intense competitors on the court.

In the game man, it's a war. It's a war. Because he's trying to win. I'm trying to win. I'm like, nope. I'm not going to say hi to you, not going to look at you.

Kanter agreed with Forsberg's observation that LeBron and Kanter are both guys who are "about the same things", but Kanter made one final point about the beef between the two.

On the court, it's different. No friendship.

This type of on-court drama is common in the NBA, so it's no surprise to continue to see Kanter and James continue to show disdain for one another when they play against each other. Surely they will do a bit to spark the Lakers-Celtics rivalry as long as they're a part of those teams.

Check out the full episode below and subscribe to "The Enes Kanter Show" on the NBC Sports Boston Podcast network.

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Bill Russell posts touching tribute to late, former NBA commissioner David Stern

Bill Russell posts touching tribute to late, former NBA commissioner David Stern

Former NBA commissioner David Stern passed away earlier this month after dealing with complications following a mid-December brain hemorrhage. On Tuesday, a memorial service was held one of the NBA's biggest off-the-court legends.

Many former stars honored Stern's life and legacy on Tuesday. And among them was 11-time NBA champion Celtics center Bill Russell.

Russell posted a touching tribute to Stern on his Twitter account late Tuesday night: 

It's clear that Stern meant a lot to the Celtics legend. His legacy will surely be carried by former and current players alike.

Stern is widely credited with the globalization of the NBA and is responsible for the construction of the league today. The Basketball Hall of Famer helped found the WNBA, the NBA G League, expanded the NBA's digital presence and established NBA Cares, an NBA social responsibility initiative in his 30 years in charge of the NBA.

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