Since Brad Stevens arrived in Boston, sharing the ball has been a strength of the Celtics. But this is a different season and a different roster.
Kyrie Irving's "Welcome to Boston" moment?
Obviously, it hasn't happened on the court yet. The Celtics don't begin training camp until next week. Off the court? It may have happened earlier this week when Irving found himself stranded in the rain with a broken down Jeep.
The C's new point guard told media a story at the Celtics uniform reveal event Thursday about how he was on his way to the C’s practice facility in Waltham when his Jeep broke down in front of Bentley University. He said four people - who had no idea who he was - stopped to ask him if he needed help and if he needed a lift.
Eventually, Irving said, Celtics equipment staff picked him up and he was 45 minutes late for a meeting with coach Brad Stevens.
“You know, just to have that type of support anywhere at any given moment, they had no idea who I was, it makes it even sweeter. Being part of the Boston culture, I’m just enthused and I can’t wait to get started.”
Here's Irving telling the story, via MassLive.com's Jay King.
Kyrie was late to a meeting w/ Stevens already. But he had a good excuse. Damn Jeep doesn't take regular gas anymore https://t.co/LsOpvC9Mk4— Jay King (@ByJayKing) September 22, 2017
Irving also expects big things from C's rookie and fellow former Duke Blue Devil Jayson Tatum.
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