The Celtics host DeSegana Diop’s Charlotte Bobcats tonight, in a game that’s being hailed “The Potential Return of Von Wafer, who may or may not make Boston’s playoff roster.” In lieu of a more appropriate game preview, I offer you a few links to whet your Celtics appetite.
1. Kevin Garnett sees Kobe Bryant’s “shooting jump shots after a game,” and raises him “running suicides at practice, just because.” (ESPN Boston)
2. Boston’s offense has been struggling. As in, “significantly worse than the worst offense in the league four times in the past ten games” struggling. Zach Lowe explains. (Sports Illustrated)
3. Austin Rivers, Doc’s son, responds to the “Uncle Tom” controversy between Jalen Rose and Duke basketball. Rivers, who will play basketball (and, presumably, attend classes) at Duke next season, seems like a class act. He also loves his father: ”But if you had a chance to have a great father, great parents, wouldn’t you take that? Everybody would. I’m very blessed to have my mom and dad. I could care less about the money situation. I don’t even live off my parents like that. We have to earn everything in our house because that’s how my dad was raised. He just doesn’t give us $500 a day and say, ‘Hey, go spend this.’ That’s not how our family was raised.” (ESPN)
4. Shaq, on whether he’ll be healthy enough this postseason to make a difference: “Yeah. Gotta be.” (ESPN)
5. As the Celtics collectively attempted to decide how to donate $50,ooo dollars, they were told the certain public schools were considering cutting recess. “Rondo was aghast about that,” said Jeff Green. (Boston Globe)
6. From where former Celtic (and protagonist of the great book “Fall River Dreams”) Chris Herren once was, it’s amazing that he now has his life back on track—or, even that he’s still alive. (EastBayRI.com)
I doubt I need to tell you, the Celtics could use a win tonight. But at this point of the year, the Boston Celtics are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.