While Doc Rivers fretted about his team having an extra snow day off, the Celtics players coped well with the forced break. Some even enjoyed it.
“I had a chance to just enjoy my kids, so for that part I thought it was great,” Brandon Bass said before last night’s 118-114, three-overtime win over the Denver Nuggets. “Usually we’re so busy, but for two days I really had time for them. It was nice.”
The power forward from Louisiana also enjoyed the weather.
“I’ve never seen snow like this before,” said Bass, who has also played for the Hornets (when they were based in Oklahoma City), Dallas and Orlando. “It was a joy to see it. Yeah, for me it was.
“I’ve seen snow when I was on the road or something, but I ain’t never had the experience of seeing two feet of snow at my door. I went outside while it was snowing. I enjoyed it. It was something different. It was something I wasn’t used to.”
Bass’ 5-year-old son was of a similar mind.
“My son loves it,” he said. “He wanted to get right out. If there’s snow on the ground, he wants to be outside.”
While Bass and the larger portion of the Celts who live out in the suburbs essentially stayed home, Jason Collins headed out to a local athletic facility for workouts both Friday and Saturday.
“I live downtown, and the club is like two blocks from me,” he said.
“It was fun walking around. It was like Will Smith in ‘I am Legend.’ There were no cars on the road. You feel like you had the streets to yourself. I had on the big snow boots to walk around it. It was cool.”
Avery Bradley made the trip into the city Friday, but made it back out and home before the driving ban went into effect.
Celts enjoy their snow day
Boston Herald | Feb 11