Rye, New Hampshire native Tyler McGill walked all the way from Boston to New York City to win a bet with his friends and receive NBA Finals tickets for Games 3-5.
Just don’t think his quest is done simply because that horrendous, 200-mile walk is over and he’s got the tickets. (Green Street, WEEI)
“I’m going to be in Shannon Brown’s head all day. I’m going to be riding Kobe [Bryant] like a pony out there,” McGill said. “The Celts are going to have an extra man on the court with them at all times.”
For fans both in the Garden and watching on television, look for McGill in a reflective police vest that he picked up from Sherborn police en route to New York as well as a bright neon green Summer Sessions Surf Shop shirt from the store he and his brother own in the Granite State. He says his seats will be at center court across from the benches.
I admire this guy’s heart and dedication to the Celtics — walking more than 200 miles for tickets shows real love for the C’s. But why would he want to be in Shannon Brown’s head all day?
Stick to the big guns, Tyler. Ride Kobe and Pau. God (aka Red Auerbach/Larry Bird) knows the Celtics need some extra help against Pau.
UPDATE: Those tickets would have cost him $36,000.