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Wojnarowski: '5050 shot' NBA loses season

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Wojnarowski: '5050 shot' NBA loses season

The odds of the NBA missing its upcoming season equates to the flip of a coin, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

"I think there's probably right now a 5050 shot that there is no season," said Wojnarowski on Comcast Sports Net New England's Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, adding that even a shortened season wouldn't benefit an aged Boston team. "I think it hurts the Celtics in a shortened season, because you have so many back-to-back-to-back games -- games compacted. It really hurts Boston in that scenario."

NBA owners locked out their players on July 1 upon the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement. NBCSports.com's ProBasketballTalk gets to the crux of the issues between the league and players with a Q&A post.

Wojnarowski published a column on the lockout, in which he writes owners have ordered David Stern to "break these players; crush them once and for all."

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.