Valentine’s Day and NBA Trade Deadline Day often become confused because teams send flowers but eschew the fatty chocolates.
First openly gay basketball star Jason Collins has been left at the altar after making a modest proposal about playing on any team that would have him. And, overeater and underachiever Glen Davis has been bought out by the Orlando team, letting him ply his wares on any street corner of his choice.
Brooklyn unloaded Jason Terry, never a real Celtic, but now wants Davis and Collins to join Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce as they make a push to avoid the lottery.
The only player Garnett would send flowers to is Rajon Rondo, but that bromance is off limits.
Garnett blew a gasket when the media hinted he had the hots for Big Baby. Garnett’s heart may be green, but not just for any former Celtic player.
You can bet your bottom dollar that KG does not want the Brooklyn Nets to let Ray Allen walk through that door.
Across the country in Los Angeles, former Celtics coach Doc Rivers also wants Glen Davis—and he wanted Garnett and Pierce too. The NBA does not like little green teams growing all over the country and put the kibosh on those reunions.
We like the idea of old Celtics becoming the new Andromeda Strain. Let them proliferate and congregate.
We will have another Celtic banner after all—it just won’t be in Boston.