DeVonta Smith won't abandon Celtics fandom after joining Eagles

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Sorry, Philly fans: DeVonta Smith still likes C's over Sixers originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Philadelphia Eagles already have a controversy on their hands involving their 2021 first-round pick, DeVonta Smith.

The star wide receiver out of Alabama made a stunning admission upon joining Philly: He's a Boston Celtics fan. That, of course, is a no-no around those parts given the 76ers' storied rivalry with the C's.

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Smith was asked this week on NBC Sports' Takeoff podcast with John Clark whether he eventually could put his C's fandom behind him and root for the Sixers. 

"You can for sure get me to the game, but convert me? I don't know about that one," Smith answered.

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Predictably, Philly fans didn't take the news well.

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Chances are Philadelphia will be just fine with Smith rooting for the Celtics when he takes the field for the Eagles in 2021. The Heisman Trophy winner is expected to contribute right away in Philadelphia's WR-needy offense after catching 117 passes for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide last season.