May 6, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant speaks after receiving the 2013-2014 MVP trophy at Thunder Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: May 7, 2014

It’s Hump Day, Boston Celtics fans!

(Somewhere, there’s a confused fan saying, “I didn’t think Kris Humphries was THAT good enough to get his own day!”)

By the way: if you did not already know, it’s Teacher Appreciation Week here in these United States of America.  As much as most of us grow tired of schooling, and have infinite ideas on why we could do a better job than 90% of the teachers we ever had in our lifetime, let’s face it: few of us who have gotten to where we are today with the guiding hands of teachers steering us in the right direction.  Even if you don’t ever share it, you should take a moment to appreciate an educator who has made a difference in your life today.

All right – cut the sentimental crap!  Let’s get down to brass tacks.

Two games, two blowouts – awesome.  Not exactly scintillating stuff, but even so, you should over to to get your scores, recaps and video highlights.

Kevin Durant may be the NBA’s Most Valuable Player – but don’t stop there.  Read about his acceptance speech to see why he is far more.  []

Meanwhile, as the Daily Dime points out LeBron James is proving to the league that you can give the MVP award to KD all you want – The King is still the NBA’s most dominant force.   [ESPN]

Mark Jackson got the boot in Golden State, despite turning the Warriors into a playoff team.  Apparently, Jackson had no allies in the organization.  [Sporting News]  That’s never a good thing!

Finally, who would you keep on the Boston Celtics?  Who would you ship out?  Here’s one man’s view on who should stay, and who should go!  [Hoops Habit]

Thanks, and tune in later for my third installment in the Boston Celtics Center Solution series!


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