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Video: Celtics Saturday practice 06.05.10 at 8:55 pm ET
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Doc Rivers and Celtics players speak to the media prior to their practice session Saturday at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo. This was the last practice the Celtics will have leading up to Game 2.

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Video: Celtics Friday practice 06.04.10 at 7:16 pm ET
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LOS ANGELES — Celtics players speak to the media prior to their practice session Friday afternoon at Staples Center. The Celtics will have one more practice on Saturday afternoon before they try to even the series at one game apiece on Sunday night.

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LA mayor proposes bet to Menino 06.04.10 at 5:27 pm ET
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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has made the challenge and is waiting to hear from Boston Mayor Tom Menino as to whether he will accept or decline Villaraigosa’s wager.

“Once again, we find ourselves replaying the rivalry that defined a decade. The Lakers, having triumphed over the Phoenix Suns, and the Celtics, having defeated the Orlando Magic, will face off for the NBA championship for the 12th time in history,” Villaraigosa wrote in a letter to Menino.

“This time — unlike two years ago — it’s our turn to win and finally tie the Celtics for the most championships of any franchise.”

This time, there is much more on the line than just Boston Baked Beans. This wager involves some famous actors from each city. Villaraigosa is putting Lakers fan Jack Nicholson on the line to film a commercial praising the city of Boston. On the other side of the bet, Boston would have its hometown boys Matt Damon and Ben Affleck film a public service announcement touting LA.

Villaraigosa wrote: “Should the Celtics prove victorious, we will generously permit Hollywood legend and Lakers fan extraordinaire Jack Nicholson to don green and film a commercial touting Old North Church, the Common and all there is to see in Boston. Should the Lakers prevail, we will gladly accept your hometown boys, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, as spokespersons for a public service announcement extolling the virtues of the City of Los Angeles, where the climate, the beaches and the food are far superior.”

Officials in Menino’s office indicated that they are working on response.

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Glen Davis Inside the Locker Room 06.04.10 at 2:23 am ET
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Glen “Big Baby” Davis speaks to the media following the Celtics game one loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles. To check out more Celtics video from game one visit the Celtics video page.

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Lakers Fans at the Staples Center 06.03.10 at 8:39 pm ET
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LOS ANGELES — Fans outside the Staples Center give their opinions on the Celtics, who they think will win the series and the city of Boston before Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

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The future of Lebron James 05.14.10 at 3:33 am ET
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The Cavaliers were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday night at TD Garden. After the game, Lebron James spoke about his future to the media. Kevin Garnett and Mike Brown also talked about the future of the NBA superstar.

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Paul Pierce/Kendrick Perkins press conference 05.07.10 at 11:16 pm ET
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Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins speak to the media after suffering an embarrassing 124-95 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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