|Posted by B-PAUL on October 16, 2009 at 10:35 PM|
I just arrived back home from watching the Celtics open practice in Lowell, MA. Overall, I was very pleased with what I saw. I got into the building right at 6 P.M. when the doors open, and was surprised to see the C's already out on the floor running drills.
After the drills they were led by Assistant Coach Tom Thibodeau in some very intense defensive drills. During this segment the highlight was seeing KG all up in the face of one of the 5'2 trainers yellin " BALL, BALL, BALL, BALL, DEAD, DEAD, DEAD."
They then took a brief break before lining up on the baseline to stretch out more. By the time that was done it was around 7 P.M and most of the fans had arrived.
Once 7 P.M came Doc Rivers took over on the mic and gave a few words telling the fans, "We are on the hunt for banner 18, and we need your support." Doc then turned the mic over to rookie Lester Hudson and Glen "Big Baby" Davis. These two (Mostly Big Baby) introduced the team and staff, Big Baby was hillarious in doing so.
Following the introductions they then started running more drills and then scrimmaged. The second team started out looking like they were the first squad, but then things evened out after that. Everyone looked spot on tonight, KG was hitting jumpers, Paul was getting to the hope, Rondo was making his J's, and Ray and Eddie were money from three. The only person that did slightly dissapoint was Rasheed, putting up 2 air ball three point attempts (One 2 feet behind the three point line, while KG was at the free throw line laughing).
Following the end of practice the C's signed shirts and threw them in the crowd. I had my hands on one thrown by Ray Allen, but somehow seemed to lose it to the kid in front of me. After hanging out for a while and watching Rondo and Eddie play pass with a football, we headed out side to watch the players get on the bus. Rondo was clowning around honking the horn on the bus right before we left.
Overall I was very pleased with what I saw tonight, it got me even more pumped for the regular season and the march towards 18!!!!!
We also want to thank our other moderator NUBZ for keeping everyone updated throughout the night.