Celtics Media Day Highlights


Today marks the first day of Celtics training camp. Yesterday, however, was the team’s annual Media Day, which basically functions the same as school picture day, but with interviews with the media throughout the day.

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Following training camp, the Celtics will will begin their preseason on October 6th, with a game against Olimpia Milano in Milan, Italy. From there, the team will jump across the Mediterranean Sea to Madrid, Spain to face reigning-Euroleague Champions, Real Madrid (the basketball team – not Cristiano Ronaldo’s posse). The team will then return to the United States and play the remainder of their preseason against NBA teams.

Celtics Preseason Schedule:

October 6: Celtics vs. Olimpia Milano, 2:30 p.m.

October 8: Celtics vs. Real Madrid, 3:00 p.m.

October 14: Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m.

October 16: Celtics vs. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m.

October 19: Brooklyn Nets vs. Celtics, 7:30 p.m.

October 22: New York Knicks vs. Celtics, 7:30

October 23: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Celtics, 7:30

5 Best Moments of Media Day

1. James Young trying to get Jordan Mickey to dance is must-watch TV. The best part, of course is Mickey straight-up refusing initially; probably thinking how – even though he’s a rookie – he’s still older than Young.

P.S. Smart’s “nae nae” was fire.

2. Jae Crowder‘s take on being called “Bae” (‘before-anyone-else’, for those equally illiterate in slang as me). I don’t believe him when he says he’s never heard of people calling him that. It’s literally all over Twitter.

Love this:

"Crowder: (his thoughts on people calling him “bae”) So a lot of people have crushes on me?Interviewer: ApparentlyCrowder: Men and women?Interviewer: Absolutely.Crowder: Right on!"

3. Jared Sullinger and Marcus Smart rocking the Odell Beckham Jr. haircut. David Lee would later say which one he thinks looked better, but come on, we all know who.

Sep 25, 2015; Waltham, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger (7) and guard Marcus Smart (36) during media day at the Boston Celtic Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

4. Whatever this is:

Sep 25, 2015; Waltham, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko (8) during media day at the Boston Celtic Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

5. Amir Johnson offering to bring pizza to the media.

Worst Moment of Media Day

Jared Sullinger revealing to the media that his friends, family and agent staged an intervention for him. They procured the help of former (disgraced) number-one pick, turned motivational coach, John Lucas, to train Sullinger this summer.

According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg:

"… For two weeks in June, two weeks in July, much of August, and the past three weeks in September, Sullinger trekked to Houston where he submitted to Lucas’ demands, including a regimented diet. His workouts included a two-week stretch in which he never picked up a basketball, but engaged in other sports with the goal of moving him outside his comfort zone."

Well at least it appears Sullinger’s aware of his problem and received the necessary kick-in-the-butt this summer.

To watch a complete playlist of every Celtics interview, click here.

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