Celtics F Jared Sullinger on His Success on the Boards: Mama 'Gave Me Her Booty'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - NOVEMBER 15: Jared Sullinger #7 of the Boston Celtics looks to pass the ball during the second quarter of a NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on November 15, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
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Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has been a monster on the boards recently, totaling 36 rebounds over his past two games.

According to the big man himself, the reason for his rebounding skills can be found in his genes—and in his jeans.

After Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls, Sullinger was asked why he has been able to get so many rebounds lately. The fourth-year forward didn't attribute that knack to his 6'9" stature or aggressiveness. Instead, he credited his mother, Barbara Sullinger.

"My mom," Sullinger said, per Taylor C. Snow of Celtics.com. "That's a blessing my mom gave me; she gave me her booty, so I can give all the credit to my mama."

If you say so, Jared.

The former Ohio State star has been among the best rebounders in the league this season, averaging 9.7 boards per game. He may not be as tall as some of the elite big men in the NBA, but he apparently has something that they don't.

Hey, you might as well shake use what your mama gave you.


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