Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 7/9/13
So in early May, Stephen A. Smith went on the record that Danny Ainge and Doc Rivers' relationship had staled a bit, and that Doc jumping ship was legitimately possible. We laughed. Stephen A. likes to hear himself talk, and enjoys creating headlines we said. Well it turns out that while Smith's crazy Blake Griffin aspect of the deal didn't happen, he was actually pretty much spot on with the Rivers side of it. Rivers was a bit worn down in Boston, and did indeed want a fresh start. He bolted to LA last summer. And hell, if the Celtics and Clippers had their way, KG would also be in Los Angeles. It was a good reminder that while Stephen A. is unquestionably a blowhard, the man is pretty plugged in to the NBA scene, and his leads are sometimes (at least partially) correct. The reason I'm bringing this up? Well Smith discussed two key members of the vaunted 2014 free agent class — LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony on his radio show yesterday. Transcribed by the Sporting News. "...
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