NBA: 5 Boston Celtics We Would Love to Have a Drink with
Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Snoop Dogg. Enough said.
From Tommy Heinsohn to Larry Bird to Cedric Maxwell to Antoine Walker and Brian Scalabrine, there have been many Celtics who would serve as great drinking buddies for loyal Celtics fans.
But when it comes to current members of the Celtics, which ones would fans (who are of age, of course) love to have an alcoholic beverage or two with?
For starters, here are five.
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It’s no secret that Kevin Garnett is a pretty intense individual. The legendary Celtic better known as KG has made teammates cry, screamed for fans to get loud during the pregame introductions at Celtics home games and is intimidating enough to make any weak-minded basketball player crap his pants.
However, Garnett can’t be all business 24 hours a day. If he were, then he would probably be a robot.
I guess that wouldn’t be a surprise, considering how he played out of his mind as a 36-year-old center this past season during Boston’s surprising playoff run. But I’m going to assume that Garnett lets his guard down some time off the court.
Maybe the best place to witness a vulnerable Garnett is at a friendly neighborhood bar. A Celtics fan could very well discover a softer, warmer side to Garnett over a beer or two at one of Boston’s endless number of welcoming Irish pubs.
And chances are Garnett would pick up the tab, too. You would hope so, considering that the 14-time NBA All Star has earned over $300 million in his pro career.
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Rajon Rondo is living quite the life these days.
After all, he’s in his prime at age 26, rocks a chiseled physique, possesses a baby face and is one of the best point guards in the game playing for one of the NBA’s most prestigious teams in the Boston Celtics.
Sure, he can’t sink a jump shot to save his life, but who can in the Association these days?
The point is that Rondo is quite the fly guy. Imagine being his wing man for one night.
Rondo would most certainly attract enough of the opposite sex to go around. I’ll just leave it at that and let your imagination run wild.
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Say what you want about newest Celtics shooting guard Jason Terry. You certainly can’t argue the fact that "Jet" is one confident dude.
He’s so confident that he got a tattoo of the Larry O’Brien trophy inked onto his body before his Dallas Mavericks won the NBA title two seasons ago. And he just added a fresh tat with a picture of the Celtics leprechaun holding the Larry O’Brien trophy.
Whether or not the Celtics win it all in Terry’s Boston tenure remains to be seen. But the fact of the matter is that you certainly wouldn’t mind bar hopping with such a cool cat like Jet Terry.
But you better not get too tipsy. If you do, you may wind up with a tattoo of your own at the end of the night that you may or may not want.
Either way, just make sure it’s not on a questionable part of your bod.
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Boston Celtics rookie power forward Jared Sullinger is only 20 years old. So if you happen to be north of the border in Toronto while the Celtics are playing the Raptors, you could share a drink at a bar there with Sullinger (the legal drinking age in Canada is 18).
Something tells me that Sullinger would be a great drinking buddy.
By many accounts, and at least one by his college girlfriend, Sullinger is simply a playful boy trapped in a rather large man’s body. And if you happened to witness a typical college basketball game where Jared tore it up for the Ohio State University, you have to agree.
To me, Sullinger seems like the kind of guy who was the class clown back in school. And if you’ve ever gone to a bar with friends, you know you have the best times when you’re accompanied by that laid back, class clown of a BFF.
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Which die-hard Celtics fan wouldn’t want to nurse a beer with Paul Pierce? For crying out loud, he’s the captain! He’s the second-leading scorer in Celtics history!
Not even Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy or Kevin McHale can lay claim to that feat. The stories Pierce would be able to share would be endless, to be sure.
The guy has experienced so many ups and downs over his legendary Celtics career, it’s going to make for one great biography read one day. From a record playoff comeback against the Nets, to suffering through a franchise-worst 18-game losing streak to winning Finals MVP back in 2008, Pierce has ventured through a lot of peaks and valleys over the years.
Perhaps the lowest valley was when Pierce nearly lost his life after being repeatedly stabbed in a nightclub altercation back in 2000.
After surviving an incident like that, a barroom brawl would be a piece of cake for No. 34, and that’s the "Truth."