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James Pallotta, president of the soccer team AS Roma and a minority owner of the Celtics, presented a Celtics jersey to Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday. Pallotta was there to represent Roma in the Coppa Italia, a match pitting the team against city rival Lazio. The Pope was given Roma gear but also a Celtics jersey with the No. 1 and “The Pope” written on the back. Can banner No. 18 be far behind?
I’m not the most religious guy on the planet but a papal blessing can’t hurt. Now if we can only get Pope Francis to wash the feet of both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, we might squeeze another year out of this Big 3 era.
In other news, prosecutors in Washington state say they will need more time to review allegations before filing any charges against Terrence Williams.
And in case you missed last night’s Game 1 between the Heat and Pacers, here’s the only play you need to see:
Damn you, LeBron James. Damn you.