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Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck teams up with Michael Jordan, other NBA owners to launch ultra-premium tequila

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck teams up with Michael Jordan, other NBA owners to launch ultra-premium tequila

What do the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, and Milwaukee Bucks all have in common?

No, they didn't all make the playoffs last year. The Lakers and Hornets didn't quite make the cut last year.

No, they're not all in the Eastern Conference. Though the Lakers used to reside in Minneapolis, they are a member of the Western Conference.

Do you give up? Well, the answer is that their owners are partnering together to launch a high-end tequila company, Cincoro Tequila. Darren Rovell was among those that reported the news on Monday, along with the cost per bottle.

This project will involve some of the most influential owners in the NBA in long-time Lakers owner and executive Jeanie Buss, Hornets owner and one of the greatest to play the game of basketball, Michael Jordan, Bucks owner Wes Edens, and, of course, Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and his wife, Emilia Fazzalari.

It will be interesting to see if this company pans out. If it does, certainly expect Cincoro to have a presence in the NBA. And who knows? Maybe it will have a bit of a presence with the Celtics once it launches.

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Presidential Medal of Freedom: Bob Cousy joins these sports legends

Presidential Medal of Freedom: Bob Cousy joins these sports legends

When Celtics legend Bob Cousy receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump Thursday afternoon, he'll join a very exclusive club of athletes and sports greats who have received the nation's highest civilian honor.

Cousy will become only the fourth NBA player to be recognized, joining his teammate Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 

Here's a list of the sports legends who have been honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom over the years.

BASEBALL

Hank Aaron, 2002
Ernie Banks, 2013
Yogi Berra, 2015
Roberto Clemente, 2003
Joe DiMaggio, 1977
Willie Mays, 2015
Stan Musial, 2011
Buck O'Neil, 2006
Frank Robinson, 2005
Jackie Robinson, 1984
Babe Ruth, 2018
Vin Scully, 2016
Ted Williams, 1991

BASKETBALL

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 2016
Bob Cousy, 2019
Michael Jordan, 2016
Bill Russell, 2011
Dean Smith, 2013
Pat Summitt, 2012
John Wooden, 2003

BOXING

Muhammad Ali, 2005

FOOTBALL

Earl Blaik, 1986
Bear Bryant, 1986
Alan Page, 2018
Roger Staubach, 2018

GOLF

Jack Nicklaus, 2005
Arnold Palmer, 2004
Charles Sifford, 2014
Tiger Woods, 2019

NASCAR

Richard Petty, 1992

TENNIS

Arthur Ashe, 1993
Billie Jean King, 2009

TRACK AND FIELD

Jesse Owens, 1976

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Hornets' Michael Jordan salutes Kemba Walker: 'He's a special player'

Hornets' Michael Jordan salutes Kemba Walker: 'He's a special player'

BOSTON -- After spending his first eight seasons with the Charlotte Hornets, Kemba Walker has moved on and is now a member of the Boston Celtics family. 

You won’t find many — if anyone — with a bad word to say about Walker, even the Hornets, who issued a statement praising Walker for his time with the organization.

“On behalf of the entire Hornets organization, I want to thank Kemba for eight incredible seasons with our franchise,” Hornets chairman Michael Jordan said in the statement. “He always represented the Hornets, the NBA and the city of Charlotte with class — both on the court and in the community — and we are disappointed he is leaving. He’s a special player, with a tremendous heart and tireless work ethic. Kemba is truly one of the best to ever play for our team. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”

Mitch Kupchak, President of Basketball Operations & General Manager of the Hornets, also had nothing but complimentary words for Walker, who signed a four-year, $141 million contract with Boston. 

“It is hard to gain a true understanding of someone until you are around them on a regular basis, and I have enjoyed my time with Kemba over the year that I have been here,” Kupchak said.  “After watching him in practice, seeing him interact with his teammates and getting to know him, it quickly became apparent that he is a special player and person. We thank him for his contributions to our franchise and our community and wish him continued success in the future.”

Check out Walker's first message to Celtics fans>>>>

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