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10:06 AM ET 11.20 | Celtics coach Doc Rivers said his son, Austin, has not paid much attention to the labor talks, which likely will involve him because of his NBA potential and the decision he will likely have to make whether to leave school before his eligibility expires at Duke. The one-and-out rule has been considered a secondary issue for the players and owners but there is a plethora of college players this year unsure whether they will be eligible to enter the NBA draft. Doc has maintained he would not mind if Austin left school early if he was prepared to play in the NBA.

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November 20, 2011  10:09 AM ET

Stay In School, Bros.

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November 20, 2011  10:36 AM ET

Stay in school young mr rivers, help duke get to a title game next year

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November 20, 2011  11:04 AM ET
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Not a bad plan. Feel for those that left school early last year to (not) play in the NBA!

Kyrie Irving would have been the stud to push duke over the top too, now we are gonna have to watch the dreaded tar heels cut down the nets... but next year, assuming rivers and everyone stays, duke will be a real title threat.

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November 20, 2011  11:18 AM ET
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How's the pain Commander? Doc give you Vicodin?

hydrocodone and hydromorphone. it's still not quite enough and i have the highest pain tolerance of anyone ive ever met, a broken jaw really is no fun

November 20, 2011  11:18 AM ET
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How's the pain Commander? Doc give you Vicodin?

thanks for asking tho eli

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November 20, 2011  12:13 PM ET
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You talk pretty good with a broken jaw.... Just kidding. Take care of yourself and heal up real soon!!!!!

I was just trying to play modern warfare and call out locations. It didn't work so well lol

November 20, 2011  12:14 PM ET
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Wow. How are you feeling overall MC? I'm still keeping you in my prayers.

Really sore but I'll live man. It sucks but I just gotta get through it and it could be worse I suppose. Tyvm tho mma. I'm getting ready to watch the panthers vs lions

November 20, 2011  03:13 PM ET

I'm 100% with you I Love LA! STAY IN SCHOOL!. Are there any NBA rank and file members scratching their heads and thinking "maybe I should have opted to stay in school and get a higher ed degree right about now?" Nothing beats developing those dendrite skills esp during times of injury and NBA lockouts!

November 20, 2011  03:14 PM ET

I'm 100% with you, I Love LA! STAY IN SCHOOL! Are there any NBA rank and file members scratching their heads and thinking "maybe I should have opted to stay in school and get a higher ed degree right about now?" Nothing beats developing those dendrite skills esp during times of injury and NBA lockouts!

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November 20, 2011  04:39 PM ET

The value of a scholarship to Duke (and other upper echelon private schools like Vanderbilt) is worth well over $100k. For those players, it only makes sense to stay in school, from a fiscal sense.

November 20, 2011  06:53 PM ET
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Don't worry doc- I've seen your boy play and he needs alot more than 1-2 years to develop

He's rich anyway so it doesn't matter.

November 20, 2011  06:54 PM ET

Does ANYONE feel sorry for the guys who left school early and are now missing their paychecks? Not I!

 
November 20, 2011  10:15 PM ET

Aside from a few useful idiots does anyone really care about Austin Rivers or the NBA?

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