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Moose sightings in the northern climes of the Toronto Raptors are certainly nothing to write home about, and appearances in the Boston Celtics' or Milwaukee Bucks' neck of the woods are not that infrequent, either.


But it's truly extraordinary to see Moose -- better known as Greg Monroe -- suiting up in the comparatively southern climes of the Philadelphia 76ers, and rarer still to see an active player who's been on all four East playoff teams still standing in the second round.

Of course, by now, you've hopefully divined we're not talking about herbivorous hoofed animals living in the northern boreal forests ringing the Arctic, but former the Celtic big man known by that deer-like moniker.

And, while we're at it, Greg happened to be a one-time member of almost every team in this year's East playoffs  -- he spent many seasons with the Detroit Pistons, and was also briefly a titular member of this year's Brooklyn Nets after being traded there by Toronto -- leaving only the Orlando Magic and Indiana Pacers as East teams who've never had a Moose on their roster.

I don't know if that's a record, but Greg, a journeyman if ever there was one, has certainly put his mark on this year's playoffs in a way not many -- if any -- ever have.



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Image:@glasshalffultz; video: Boston Celtics, Tomasz Kordylewski
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Justinquinnn 4/24/2019 11:13:00 AM Edit
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