MacMullan: 'Kyrie Irving didn't like Boston'

MacMullan: 'Kyrie Irving didn't like Boston'

The Kyrie Irving era in Boston is expected to come to an official end once free agency begins on June 30.

Irving's probable destination is the Nets, but Brooklyn apparently has reservations about signing the six-time All-Star guard to be the team's centerpiece. While that makes Irving's next move a bit less predictable, a return to the Celtics remains unlikely.

The reasoning for that is simple: Irving just didn't like all that came with being in Boston. ESPN's Jackie MacMullan explained Irving's disdain for the city on the "Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective" podcast.

"Kyrie Irving didn't like Boston," MacMullan said. "I've been told this by many people. He didn't like living in Boston. He just didn't. By the end, he had issues with Brad [Stevens]. By the end, he had issues with Danny [Ainge]. By the end, he had issues with pretty much all of us."

Stevens and Ainge aren't the only members of the Celtics organization Irving reportedly had issues with. Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated said Wednesday he had poor relationships with teammates Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier as well.

In addition, MacMullan speculates Irving not liking Boston may have played a role in his close friend, Anthony Davis, not wanting to join the Celtics.

With all of that drama (hopefully) in the rearview mirror, the C's appear to be heading into the 2019-20 campaign with a new-look roster. After the NBA Draft, Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck called it "re-tooling."

Whatever you want to call it, Celtics fans will just hope the team's new faces will appreciate Boston more than Irving did.

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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.