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Isaiah Thomas makes clear his championship intentions for Cavaliers

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Isaiah Thomas makes clear his championship intentions for Cavaliers

Isaiah Thomas expressed his intentions in Cleveland: win a championship ... and appear in a TV show?

Thomas wasn't going to let a Twitter hater ruin his excitement over his appearance on the TV show, "Law and Order SVU." The newly minted Cleveland Cavaliers point guard tweeted about the filming on Wednesday, which drew plenty of responses from his followers.

After a user questioned Thomas for going to Cleveland "to make tv shows," Thomas responded: "yup and win championships."

Thomas, of course, went to Cleveland, because he had to. The Celtics traded him, Jae Crowder and a draft pick to the Cavaliers for star point guard Kyrie Irving. That won't stop Thomas from making the most of his time in Cleveland. He's dealing with a hip injury, but appears intent on recovery so he can play out the final year of his contract in the upcoming NBA season.

He joined a Cavaliers team that won the NBA Finals two years ago, and lost to the Golden State Warriors in last season's finals.

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.