Greg Stiemsma, honored by a holiday in his hometown, still wears a walking boot to protect his injured foot
Greg Stiemsma had a splendiferous homecoming yesterday in his home state of Wisconsin, filling the box score to the tune of six points, five blocks, four steals, four rebounds and three assists, all while providing a stout interior presence, even after accumulating five fouls. To make the night even better, Stiemsma’s hometown of Randolph, Wisconsin declared March 22 “Greg Stiemsma Day,” possibly the first time a 26-year old NBA rookie has ever been rewarded with a holiday in his name.
You wouldn’t have known it watching him impact the game with such versatility, but Stiemsma still wears a walking boot on his injured foot when he’s not thoroughly dominating* NBA games. (Boston Herald)
Stiemsma may have felt good about his performance, but he was still bothered by a bruised right foot that was encased in a protective boot as he left.
“Greg is struggling running with his foot — can’t go through practices, can’t go through shootarounds, takes his boot off and just plays in games,” said Rivers. “He’s been fantastic for us. That was big for us. He’s just around the ball.”
Does anybody have anything bad to say about Stiemsma today? No, I didn’t think so. And if you do, put up your dukes. I’m coming after ya.
*A little hyperbole never killed anyone.