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Isaiah Thomas gives Carsen Edwards a glowing endorsement on Twitter

Isaiah Thomas gives Carsen Edwards a glowing endorsement on Twitter

Boston Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards makes a big first impression for someone of his stature.

Isaiah Thomas can relate.

Edwards scored a career-high 18 points off the bench Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards while rocking No. 4, the same number Thomas wore during his successful tenure in Boston.

The 5-foot-11 Edwards then admitted he views the 5-foot-9 Thomas as an inspiration for shorter players like himself. On Thursday, Thomas reciprocated Edwards' respect.

Edwards already is turning heads early in his NBA career: His preseason 3-point barrage against the Cleveland Cavaliers drew the eye of ex-superstar Dwyane Wade, while others have labeled the 33rd overall pick a steal in the 2019 NBA Draft.

But Thomas' endorsement has to be extra special for Edwards considering he faced even more adversity than the Purdue product. Thomas was picked dead last in the 2011 NBA Draft and heard constant concerns about his height before becoming an All-Star in Boston.

Edwards has a much smaller role on Boston's talented roster than Thomas did as a rookie in Sacramento. But here's a stat to consider: Edwards is averaging 16.8 points per 36 minutes, while Thomas averaged 16.3 points per 36 minutes during his rookie season.

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Celtics' Enes Kanter posts hilarious, spot-on Tacko Fall impression

Celtics' Enes Kanter posts hilarious, spot-on Tacko Fall impression

Enes Kanter remains on top of his TikTok game.

The Boston Celtics center took a break from eating marshmallows off a treadmill to share his hysterical impression of teammate Tacko Fall.

Watch his latest masterpiece below:


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That's about as accurate as it gets.

As much as it seems Kanter is making the most of quarantine life, he's itching to get back onto the court. He recently expressed concern about the NBA season potentially getting cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which especially would be crushing since the C's are in the mix for a title.

You can hear more from Kanter in the latest episode of "The Enes Kanter Show" below:

Former Celtics star Paul Pierce wants in on virtual game of HORSE

Former Celtics star Paul Pierce wants in on virtual game of HORSE

A virtual game of HORSE? The NBA certainly is trying to get creative amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a HORSE competition involving "several high-profile players," according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The competitors would take shots from their home gyms and have to match those of other players. 

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Will one of those "high-profile players" be former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce? It's possible, and he wants in on the competition.

The 10-time All-Star actually could make a splash in the competition -- he shot 44.5 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc in his 19-year NBA career. 

If the 42-year-old ends up competing in the competition, the only thing going against him would be his age. However, if he's anything like Tom Brady then he'll be just fine. 

With the NBA season on pause due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a HORSE competition could be pretty fun to watch.