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NBA 2K gives first look at Gordon Hayward in Celtics uniform

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NBA 2K gives first look at Gordon Hayward in Celtics uniform

Celtics fans have been eagerly awaiting the moment Gordon Hayward pulls on the classic Celtics jersey for the first time.

Thanks to the team at NBA 2K, everyone got a glimpse at how the video game version of Hayward looks in the C's green and white.

Steve Noah of Operation Sports provided a side-by-side comparison of how the NBA 2K18 Hayward compares to the model from NBA 2K17.

 

Hayward's starting overall rating in this season's game will be 88 according to 2K Sports, that's up four points from his starting NBA 2K17 rating of 84.

Last week, NBA 2K released an image of Isaiah Thomas in the first batch of screenshots from this year's installment.

NBA 2K18 will be released on September 19

Celtics Storylines: Four factors that will impact ball movement

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Celtics Storylines: Four factors that will impact ball movement

Since Brad Stevens arrived in Boston, sharing the ball has been a strength of the Celtics. But this is a different season and a different roster.

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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.