Doc Rivers ‘endorses’ Obama

June 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm 2 comments

After guiding his team to an NBA championship over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers discussed the victory on WEEI-AM (850). Asked whether his team could repeat, Rivers invoked a motto associated with Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for president.
Rivers and Obama are two African-American leaders who have enjoyed success this year. The Celtics, during their history, showed progressive thinking on race relations. Thanks to the late team patriarch Red Auerbach, the Celtics became the first in the NBA to draft an African-American player (Chuck Cooper) and hire an African-American coach (Bill Russell). This commitment to equality will prove a more enduring testament to Celtic excellence than Tuesday night’s victory over the Lakers (though it was remarkable to watch the 131-92 romp).

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tim Weaver  |  June 18, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Isn’t it a custom for championship teams to be invited to the White House for a photo op? I can’t wait to see Sam Cassell posing next to Bush/Mccain/Obama. Maybe he’ll do his testicle impression.

  • 2. Rob Rubin  |  June 19, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Nice drawing. The spirit of Red is certainly with us.

    Martin? Are you there? Tonight’s basketball trivia question.

    It was good to see Bill Russell again. What famous restaurant did he purchase in Boston while he was playing for the Celtics?

    PS – Bellichek and the boys ruined the hat trick for Boston.

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