Celtics Talk Brings Players and Fans Together
Comcast SportsNet New England brought together Boston Celtics writers and bloggers, players, and fans all together at West End Johnnie’s in Boston on Monday night to discuss the Celtics’ recent surge to the top of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference and their benchmark victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday. This event was tabbed “Celtics Talk” based on the blog on CSNNE’swebsite.
Fans and bloggers were given the opportunity to take pictures with Celtics forward/center Greg Stiemsma and guards Marquis Daniels and Keyon Dooling.
The event kicked off with CSNNE sideline reporter Greg Dickerson holding a Q&A session with Stiemsma, who mentioned all of the nicknames he has heard from Celtics fans since the beginning of the season and he talked about the honor of Celtics’ Hall of Famer, Tommy Heinsohn referring Stiemsma’s shot blocking ability to Bill Russell for the way both Stiemsma and Russell block shots.
Dooling and Daniels followed with CSNNE writer, A. Sherrod Blakely. Dooling, who was the Vice President of the Players’ Association during the lockout, could have a future after his playing career in the media. While entertaining the crowd, Dooling discussed how tough his position was being Billy Hunter’s “python.” Both Daniels and Dooling claimed they had played a role with Avery Bradley’s stingy defense on Dwayne Wade on Sunday because they said that they were both like big brothers pumping up their little brother before a fight. They also said that Doc Rivers is ruthless in the video room when the team looks at the tape from previous games.
Jessica Camerato of CSNNE, handed microphone to all the people in the crowd who had questions for the players.
Skip Perham, who is the Marketing Director for CSNNE, orchestrated this event. Fans and bloggers alike went home with huge smiles on their faces and with the hope that the Celtics can conclude their season on the right foot.