CL Pod 89: Post-Kyrie leadership epiphany, Cs continue winning ways

After very-public fissures appeared in the Boston Celtics after yet another regression to sub-standard play, and an even more public leadership epiphany from star point guard Kyrie Irving, the Celtics continue to win.

Is it a change in mindset that's making the difference? Communication? Style of play? Join Cam Tabatabaie and Justin Quinn as they gingerly tip-toe around whether the change is for real, what they think is behind it, and the schedule ahead, as well as All-Star voting returns, the pros and cons of Marcus Smart's intensity, and more. We even get a chance to talk with UK correspondent Josh Coyne about this year's London Game, how the NBA continues to grow overseas, and of course, the (sad) state of the rivalry that maybe never was with the Washington Wizards through the eyes of Markieff Morris, Marcus' twin brother.

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