By A. Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com Celtics Insider
You've got Shaquille O'Neal doing the Greyhound bus thing, as he treks from one coast to the other via RV. Glen Davis is catching fish off the coast of Maine. Paul Pierce is trying his hand -- literally -- at the World Series of Poker.
You can add Delonte West to the growing list of Celtics who are dabbling in other interests besides basketball.
Delonte West is a free agent this summer, and is certainly in the market for a new gig next season.
As a rapper?
Well before you judge this as Delonte being Delonte, check him out.Here's Delonte West -- not to be confused with Kanye West -- doing a sort-of, kind-of, but not-really free style (the cell phone gave it away) with Wiz Khalifa.
To view the video, click here.
WARNING: Video contains explicit language.
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Brian Scalabrine sounds off on the critics that think the Boston Celtics play better without Isaiah Thomas after the Celtics beat the Magic by 30.
WALTHAM, Mass. – The Celtics are about to hit one of the toughest stretches of the season and they’ll have to do it for at least one more game without their leading scorer, Isaiah Thomas.
Thomas, who suffered a right groin injury on Monday against the Houston Rockets, did not play on Wednesday against Orlando and said that he will not play in Friday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors.
“It’s day to day. I want to play. I want to be out there but it’s the smart decision to hold out and wait until it’s 100 percent,” Thomas said during a Season of Giving event for children of the Military Friends Foundation held at the Celtics’ practice facility. “If it was a playoff game I would be out there for sure.”
However, after consulting with a number of medical personnel, Thomas decided the best thing for him and the Celtics was to sit out Friday’s game which, along with Wednesday in Orlando, will be the first two he has missed since the 2014-2015 season.
Thomas said there’s no specific timetable for his return, but he said he is planning to travel with the team to Oklahoma City for their matchup against the Thunder on Sunday.
“It’s eating me a live to sit, but I have to do what’s best for my body, I have to do what’s best for this team,” Thomas said. “I need to be 100 percent healthy to give this team what I can give them.”
The Celtics are hoping for similar success they had Wednesday in Orlando (a 117-87 victory) on Friday against Toronto.
“They played a hell of a game last night,” Thomas said. “They’ll be ready tomorrow.”
The fact that Thomas intends to travel with the team is a good sign that the groin injury isn’t too serious.
If he doesn’t play at Oklahoma City, that likely means he’ll return to action on Wednesday at San Antonio.
“I’m going to do what I can to get back out there on the court,” Thomas said. “I gotta be smart about this. I don’t want this to linger on this season.”
Replacing Smart in the lineup against Toronto will most likely be Marcus Smart.
Smart, who has been a replacement starter at small forward and point guard this season, had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals against the Magic.