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Via ESPN Boston:

Boston mayor Thomas Menino, who has a dubious history of blunders and mispronunciations when talking about the city’s sports teams, stuck his foot in his mouth again Wednesday when discussing the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals.

“There’s a lot of heart in this team, let me just tell you,” Menino told reporters, before adding, “KJ is great but Hondo is really the inspiration. Hondo drives that team.”

KJ, of course, should be KG, Kevin Garnett. KJ was the nickname for former Phoenix Suns guard Kevin Johnson, who is currently the mayor of Sacramento. And Hondo was Celtics legend John Havlicek’s nickname. Hondo hasn’t graced the Boston parquet since 1978. Menino was referring to Celtics guard Rajon Rondo there.

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Brian Robb

Brian Robb co-founded CelticsHub in 2009 and is the currently editor-in-chief. He is a producer and reporter at 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston and also contributes to Boston.com and Bleacher Report among other outlets.
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  • ElRoz

    Our confused mayor confusing and mispronouncing Celtics' names? I'd say that's a very good, auspicious sign.

  • Robert

    Classic Mumbles