Guest article by Jim McIntyre
Let me come right out of the gates with this: I am biased. I am a huge Green Teamer who always looks for the positive when it comes to the Celtics. So when I spoke this gem to my brother two months ago, he was pre-conditioned to try to temper my enthusiasm just a bit.
“This kid is the best shooter we have had here since Larry Bird!” I proclaimed.
“Ray Allen?” he responded within a second.
OK. He was right of course. I was a bit out of control in making such a bold statement about a second round rookie draft pick. But make no mistake about it, Carsen Edwards is the best shooter on the Boston Celtics roster this season. If you question that, I encourage you to take a look at this video of the Purdue/Virginia NCAA tournament game from earlier this year.
And if the “eye test” from this one game doesn’t do enough to get you on the bandwagon, please consider these factual nuggets:
1. Virginia was the eventual NCAA championship and they were by all measur…
If things went really wrong in the world, Marcus Smart is the guy I would want at my side. Well, things did go very wrong for my family after my grand daughter, Courtney Lane, with Cystic Fibrosis was denied a double-lung transplant by two Boston hospitals and quickly ferried off to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire to die.
Courtney was taken off life support and passed away at 4:30 P.M. on Friday, November 8, 2019. While I truly feel that two hospitals failed her, Courtney's medical team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock did not. She had been in their care for much of her life, and they were there at her death. The anger and grief that followed was pervasive for my family, but it didn't last.
A plea to Carsen Edwards @Cboogie_3. My great grandson, Carson Thomas Lane, lost his mom, Courtney, to Cystic Fibrosis on Friday at the age of 25. He loves getting cards & he needs an uplift. 123 Garden Dr., Apt. 2, Manchester, NH 03102. I would be forever grateful. pic.twitte…
Marcus Smart's ferocity strikes fear into most of his opponents, but he has a tender side. The same dogged defender that harasses opponents into making mistakes and picks up floor burns diving on the floor for loose balls took the time to comfort my family when we were hosted at TD Garden on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
This all started following the November death of my granddaughter, Courtney, after a 25-year battle with cystic fibrosis. She left behind my great grandson, Carson Thomas Lane, and I made a very simple request to Carson's namesake, Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards. My Twitter followers stepped up immediately with countless retweets and notifications. Edwards responded promptly via Twitter, as did Marcus Smart, who prompted Twitter followers to "send mail that uplifts & showers this kid with love".
Carson Thomas Lane- I lost my mom recently to. But it’s people like ur great grandpa who will get u thru the tough times as you grow up. Much love young s…