West plans to take his art a step further this summer with the help of mentor and former Celtic, Tommy Heinsohn. A noted artist himself, Heinsohn has inspired West to continue with his drawings.
“He’s always staying on top of me, not letting talent go to waste,” said West. “He’s been motivational for me. When the season ends, he’s supposed to take me down to a studio, show me his work, give me some pointers, so I’m looking forward to that.”
Heinsohn says West has expressed in interest in attending art school and believes his dedication will help him succeed.
K.G. roaming around the yard in his unwashed bathrobe… Ha.
But for the playoffs, Boston stood in the way, and the Celtics are an inexperienced team’s nightmare. They’re a basketball version of Walter Matthau: saggy, cantankerous, frustrating, impossible. During the regular season, the Celtics like to roam around the yard in an unwashed bathrobe, muttering at the birds and threatening to move to Vero Beach. But they sharpen for the postseason, as if covered in magic liniment. Despite the absence of 88-year-old center Shaquille O’Neal, Boston stole Games 1 and 2 with icy last-second shots, and they steamrolled over New York at the Garden in a Friday night laugher.
Although the regular season is over, that doesn’t mean anyone is slacking off in the style stakes. The playoffs are the Oscars red-carpet season of pro basketball. With fewer teams, higher-profile games and more postgame interviews, wardrobe scrutiny is more intense than ever — which is why Wade has some surprises up his custom-made sleeve.
"We’re going with even more colorful pocket squares, and we’ve shortened his pants hem, so look for tons and tons of colorful socks — and suspenders," Barnett says. "And he started wearing this diamond lapel pin made by Jason of Beverly Hills, so you’ll definitely see that."
“I think this is what our guys have been playing for all year. You know, when you lose a Game 7 it sticks with you and that’s very difficult to get back through the regular season because the whole season you’re thinking about, ‘Gosh, we’ve got to go through 82 of these just to have a chance to get back to where were last year’ and now all that part is gone.”—
“I want him to know at all times he can trust me. If he takes my man, I’m going to take his. I’m going to have his back 110 percent. I think when you have two big men that can guard the pick-and-roll or lock up the paint, that’s what makes a good defensive team.”—
“Hell, I’m going to say it. I probably shouldn’t, but I call it coach’s porn. We kept moving the ball, and Rondo kept taking shots and I was yelling that jokingly to them. We were laughing, because we had a joke about it that I won’t get into. It was terrific.”—Doc Rivers
I thought this comparison was interesting if for no other reason that HBO has aired Ocean’s 11 about 3 billion times this month and I’m compelled to watch it each and every time. Now I’ll have to picture Saul wearing a K.G. jersey or something.
Speaking to a group of reporters after Wednesday night’s win over the Pacers, dodging questions about the team’s big men who have gone missing, Kevin Garnett compared the Celtics to the movie Oceans 11.
"This is like a good movie and you haven’t seen [the full cast yet],” Kevin Garnett said. "I’m going to use Ocean’s 11, but you haven’t seen Matt Damon. You haven’t seen Brad Pitt. You haven’t seen Bernie Mac. You’ve just seen Clooney and a couple of other guys."
When I asked him which character he is in the film, he paused before releasing that devilish Garnett grin.
"I’m Saul", he said.
Saul Bloom. The film’s ulcerous old pro, who, in his day was a brilliant con artist. Saul is the guy who popped antacid tablets like mentos and constantly feigned his disinterest — never letting anyone in on how much the film’s fictional casino heist actually meant to him.
Nice article about Perk (along with the full episode of The Association which features the day the trade went down).
It was overwhelming when I heard about [all the fan reaction]. It was surprising to me to see that. I think they appreciated what I did. I just think it [the trade] was something they felt they had to do. I know they didn’t want to make the deal. - Kendrick Perkins
"Sometimes people might feel like I’m overstating the case, but I don’t think I am," he said. "I get paid to go to the Garden, meet up with a 30-year friend, sit at halfcourt in the best seats in the place, talk about the game for 2 1/2 hours, then go home and somebody pays me."