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NBA 2K18 will indeed feature Kyrie Irving in a Celtics uniform

NBA 2K18 will indeed feature Kyrie Irving in a Celtics uniform

UPDATE, AUG. 24, 3 P.M.: 2K Games will indeed release an updated cover with Kyrie Irving in a Celtics uniform, Jason Argent, senior vice president of basketball operations for 2K, told GameInformer.com:

"We are excited to be part of one of the most memorable NBA offseasons in history with Kyrie, our 2K18 cover athlete, and Isaiah, one of the stars of our 2K roster, trading places. This isn't an unprecedented event, a cover athlete being traded - but it's certainly interesting timing with 2K18 being released in less than a month. The good news is that as the most authentic and realistic basketball game on the market, we're used to being nimble and responding to changes in the NBA. Fans should be thrilled to know that we will issue a version of 2K18 featuring Kyrie in a Boston Celtics uniform at a later date."

The NBA 2K18 video game earlier this month tweeted out its new cover. 

Time to revise it.

MORE ON THE KYRIE IRVING BLOCKBUSTER:

After the trade of Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a first-draft pick, 2K Games will have to change the cover. No word yet if it will feature Irving, this time his "new" new Celtics uniform.

Through Wednesday afternoon, a retweet of the 2K18 cover was the last thing Irving had sent out on Twitter on Aug. 7

After the trade Tuesday, NBA 2K18 was quick to tweet out I.T. in his new Cavs duds.

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.