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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is Isaiah Thomas a 'max guy?'

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is Isaiah Thomas a 'max guy?'

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00:46 - “Are the Celtics a better team today than they were yesterday?” Chris Mannix breaks down the Avery Bradley trade with Tom Giles and explains what the Celtics will get from a player like Marcus Morris. 

04:54 - A. Sherrod Blakely gets an exclusive interview with Isaiah Thomas at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Hear the Celtics guard talk about his new teammate in Gordon Hayward and losing Avery Bradley. Mannix returns to chat with Abby Chin and Giles. 

11:42 - Blakely checks back in from Las Vegas to talk about Isaiah Thomas’ upcoming free agency and whether he’ll see the 'Brinks truck' and max contract that he wants. 

16:20 - The Red Sox improve to a 50-39 record which makes Drew Pomeranz 9-4 this season. Evan Drellich talks with Michael Holley and Tom Giles about Pomeranz’s performance so far.

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.