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New Celtics forward Theis posterizes Diaw with dunk in Eurobasket game

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New Celtics forward Theis posterizes Diaw with dunk in Eurobasket game

German forward Daniel Theis has yet to play a game for the Celtics, after signing a two-year deal with Boston in June, but he made quite an impression on NBA forward Boris Diaw on Saturday.

Theis posterized Diaw with this dunk in leading Germany to an 84-81 upset of Diaw's France team in the Eurobasket tournament round of 16 in Helsinki. (h/t to @draftprosnba)

Theis, 25, 6-8, 243 pounds, scored 22 points on 8-for-9 shooting and had seven rebounds as Germany reached the quarterfinals of the tournament for the first time since 2007. 

Last season, Theis averaged 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds for Brose Bamberg of Germany, while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range and 64.5 percent on two-point attempts. 
 

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.