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Rondo tours Asia for Red Bull Basketball Clinics

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Rondo tours Asia for Red Bull Basketball Clinics

The Philippines got Rondod in a good way.

This summer Rondo is touring cities in Asia as part of the Red Bull Basketball Clinics.

On Tuesday he made a stop at the The Playground, located at the Ronac Art Center in San Juan City, and hosted an hour-long clinic with 15 athletes. At the conclusion of the clinic, Rondo held a Q&A session with the players and assisting coaches.

The participants were selected from the Juniors (high school) and Seniors (college) teams from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Later that day, Rondo tweeted a picture of his dinner in Manila.

Check out the above photo gallery from the clinic, courtesy of Red Bull.

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.