Kevin Durant did not chose the Celtics, but Golden State instead. Danny Picard and rob Bradford take calls on the 4th of July to hear what Celtics Nation thinks about losing the KD Sweepstakes.

[0:06:16] ... other pieces and most importantly. You can have a chance to have LeBron James there are but in the good place because LeBron James goes and on the team. I mean it's the they had enough peace he knew that he was going to win when ...
[0:21:02] ... are reacting to the news that Kevin Durant has signed with the Golden State Warriors he released the peace in the players are you know not too long ago. It's a two year deal. With an opt ...




Kevin Durant chose the Golden State Warriors, and the news breaks during our 4th of July show. Danny Picard and Rob Bradford react to the news and talk about what it means for the Celtics moving forward.

[0:07:24] ... team. How cold he's done knowledge goats not LA team great poker Doc Rivers saw. Be that they've become the lakers look like you're not you could sell me on clippers are at Miami they've done ...
[0:08:07] ... That with that in mind I've decided that I'm going to the Golden State Warriors. You're okay. Line that's on players Tribune now Kevin Durant is your age jokes in the Golden State or is that's the ...
[0:10:11] ... money was out of the equation. Golden State. Kevin Durant is a Golden State Warriors and it gets a championship event. At Amanda. Killed let's cancel them all day. And didn't know. We're now learning on the ...
[0:12:00] ... got the Celtics they get a walk that. And at Iowa for Isiah Thomas Durant we call that a Big Three but no question about it Durant would be the top dog in a big market. ...






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Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Rangers at Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Brewers at Nationals, 11 a.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Angels at Rays, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Rockies at Giants, 4:05 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Tigers at Indians, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
MLB: Orioles at Dodgers, 9 p.m. (MLB Network)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Celtics vs. 76ers, 7 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Mavericks vs. Magic, 1 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Magic vs Pistons, 3 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Hornets vs. Thunder, 5 p.m. (NBA TV)
NBA: Utah Summer League, Spurs vs. Jazz, 9 p.m. (NBA TV)
Track and field: U.S. Olympic trials, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Cycling: Tour de France, 8 a.m. (NBCSN)
Tennis: Wimbledon, 8 a.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

— Rajon Rondo has a new home, as the former Celtics guard reportedly agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract with the Bulls on Sunday. ESPN reported that the second year of the deal is partially guaranteed.

“I’m excited,” he told ESPN’s The Undefeated website. “Great organization with pieces around me that I’m excited about.”

Rondo has some big shoes to fill, as he’ll take over at point guard for former league MVP Derrick Rose, who was traded to the Knicks on draft day.

Rondo, who was a four-time All-Star in his 8 1/2 seasons with the Celtics before being traded to the Mavericks — where he clashed with coach Rick Carlisle and quickly was sent on his way — played last season with the Kings, averaging 11.9 points and 11.7 assists.

The Bulls, under rookie coach Fred Hoiberg, missed the playoffs last season for the first time in eight years.

— Major League Baseball hosted the first game on an active military base Sunday night, with the Marlins topping the Braves in a stadium constructed on a former golf course at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg.

A minor controversy developed when Zack Hample, the fan known for his ability to retrieve baseballs hit or thrown into the stands, announced on Twitter that he was one of the 12,500 people in the stadium. The tickets had been reserved for military personnel, distributed via lottery to active members of the military.

Hample, who explained that he got his ticket through a friend in the military whose girlfriend did not want to go, was blasted on social media. Eventually, he tried to defuse the controversy by announcing that he was giving away most of the balls he acquired and making a donation to a veterans group.

Tweeted Hample: I got 11 balls today and gave 10 away. As promised, I’ll be writing an $1,100 check to AMVETS.org. Please everyone, calm down.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On July 4, 1983, Yankees left-hander Dave Righetti no-hit the Red Sox, allowing just two walks. Which Sox player struck out to end the game?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “From the fans, to the history, to the amazing city itself, Boston is best place to play hands down.” — Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, in a tweet directed at NBA free agent Kevin Durant, who is being courted by the Celtics

STAT OF THE DAY: 8 — Runs allowed Sunday by Cubs left-hander Jon Lester, whose start against the Mets lasted just 1 1/3 innings as New York completed a three-game sweep of MLB’s best team with a 14-3 rout

‘NET RESULTS: Diamondbacks left fielder Brandon Drury makes a fantastic diving catch against the Giants.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Wade Boggs

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Bill Withers was born on this day in 1938.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
Our old friend Paul Flannery joins Bradfo the morning after Al Horford signed with Boston. Paul calls Horford the biggest free agent signing of all time for the Celts. He says that at the end of today, Durant will choose between the Thunder, the Warriors and the Celtics, which is pretty amazing. Paul and Rob discuss how far Ainge has brought them in a short amount of time.

[0:02:00] ... start everything off all winners SB nation. Will Kevin Durant beat a Boston Celtic on Tuesday. Not likely. But by Atlanta. Much more likely and it was 24 hours ago twelve hours ago shall decide to ...
[0:02:47] ... of the day. Golden State the Celtics. And a case isn't it Jamal Crawford is everywhere it's is he went to Golden State does that affect this at all. Crawford you know who was it someone ...
[0:03:29] ... so I think everybody's mind or perception changed once they saw that Tom Brady pitcher and I know. Paul this is stupid to think right but here's my take on it is that this was an ...
[0:12:29] ... been in this opportunity we never had a chance and except for LaMarcus Aldridge last year by. Hey I I tip my shop modem good job. Absolutely not dived under water on it today people who ...






Ian Browne sat down with Bradfo to discuss John Farrell's comments to the media Sunday morning and the mood around the clubhouse. They talk Red Sox and Celtics with some callers.

[0:01:47] ... you get so excited when he's on active there. Anyway what it John Farrell say. Already lost our I want it I want to start where he says he said the term piston minute pass but the other the media at the end of the press conference are winding down that it had because he couldn't go anywhere after its. And Johnny Miller's justice typically you know what's the mood in the clubhouse this morning. And John Farrell said full of (%expletive) and vinegar. Ready to go radical left that behind us and when it's your it's and I audibly ...
[0:07:02] ... the thing to bug me about this week I got the fired John Farrell thing. OK if you weren't getting the most out of your team if you think another manager can get more if you ...
[0:07:53] ... guys security he never with Davis the in eight years he criticized Derek Lowe that's the only time never criticize a player. After a game I mean he just then that's what man just did they ...
[0:12:38] ... because you know programs. So caught me gray economy afloat but what John Farrell is Nolan. And don't read about it. I've today I'm not gonna call you crazy or Afflalo another great call I don't ...






Tomase calls Bradfo to discuss his thoughts on the Red Sox recent failures, what to do with this struggling pitching staff and if John Farrell is to blame. They also get into the Cetlics, Al Horford and if he believes the chances of Kevin Durant coming to Boston have increased.

[0:10:53] ... act now. And you can't every bit the part you can't get James Shields because black eyed does you no good at you know you care I don't think. You know but Norris was the answer. ...
[0:11:49] ... I hear you but my thing is it's Yugo and yet like James Shields you could have probably acquired James Seale and look at what a disaster that has been for the lights. You're here are ...
[0:14:16] ... time not paying dividends in the clippers being not an option. You David Ortiz tweeting you all these things happening. What is the percentage in the John to mossy. Sports book right now of Kevin Durant ...
[0:16:51] ... review after after risking your life in studio the other day with curt Schilling's done. And men and then going three and a half hours before the Tom Brady. Pitcher actually came up so like you ...






Bradfo talks about how a big percentage of Sox fans want to move on from John Farrell, but that really doesn't address the primary issues hurting the team. Callers chime in with their opinions on the fate of John Farrell.
Bradfo is solo on Sunday before the 4th of July holiday live from Fenway Park, and he gets rolling right away about the many issues plaguing the Red Sox after a 21-2 loss last night to the Angels. He's also extremely excited about Al Horford signing with the Celtics. Is Kevin Durant next on the list?

[0:01:58] ... them. Pretty pointed opinions it just doesn't beginning and with you fired John Farrell. And of course the other reason why isn't the best today. Are you kidding me Al Horford and Kevin Durant. That there. ...
[0:04:56] ... to happen but that you wake up today. And you hear that. Kevin Correia has told the team that supposedly. They had this. All of all meeting where is that there were low by the lot ...
[0:13:19] ... dumb. I get it. You can make a strong case the fire John Farrell you can if you wanna say that the players are reacting to them. If he's not getting the most out of it ...
[0:13:52] ... but that was so doll. Intelligent conversation. When it comes to beat John Farrell dynamic please. I don't I don't begrudge anyone to say they have the move on because. If your team isn't performing you ...






Mustard and Johnson tackle the hot topic of the Red Sox struggles and John Farrell's job security.