Boston Celtics

Believed to be the play where Rondo tore ACL

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Believed to be the play where Rondo tore ACL

The Celtics announced on Sunday that Rajon Rondo injured his right knee in the fourth quarter of Boston's double-overtime game with the Hawks on Friday. In the video above, you can see the play during which it is believed Rondo suffered a torn ACL.

Rondo lands awkwardly after making a pass and then can be seen favoring his right leg as he hops on one foot in the few seconds following the play.

Rondo stayed in the game and played in both overtimes in Atlanta. It wasn't until after he underwent an MRI on Sunday afternoon during the Celtics-Heat game that Rondo realized he had torn his ACL.

Photo of Celtics' 1963 White House visit recalls a simpler time

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Photo of Celtics' 1963 White House visit recalls a simpler time

As the controversy raged Saturday over President Donald Trump's tweet rescinding the White House invitation to Golden State Warriors' star Stephen Curry, a tweeted photo recalling a simpler time for sports team's presidential visits appeared. 

The nostalgic Twitter account @the_60s_at_50 posted a photo from the Celtics' visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and its principal occupant, John F. Kennedy, on Jan. 31, 1963. JFK had invited his hometown NBA team into the Oval Office for what seemed to be a spur-of-the-moment visit.

A newspaper account of the visit was also posted. The defending NBA champion Celtics were in the Washington area to play the Cincinnati Royals at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House that night and had been taking a tour of the White House when Kennedy invited them in. 

All the team members were there except for star center Bill Russell, who, of course, experienced incidents of racism in Boston that were well-documented. However, Russell's absence was blamed on him oversleeping. His teammates said they didn't know they would meet Kennedy on the tour.  

And yes, that's Celtics legend - and CSN's own - Tommy Heinsohn second from right. Coach Red Auerbach is next to the President on the left, Bob Cousy is next to Auerbach and John Havlicek is the first player in the second row on the left.