No, not in a Pacman Jones-esque "make it rain" strip club scene…. in this moment of spontaneous exuberance.
An unknown bidder purchased Doc Rivers' Gatorade-stained shirt from Game 6 of the NBA Finals for $35,000 Tuesday.
The announcement was made during WEEI's "Dennis and Callahan Show" when bidding for the coveted shirt closed.
The money goes to the Celtics Shamrock Foundation. Steve Pagliuca will kick in another $35,000 if Mr. Anonymous would let the Celtics put the shirt on public display. Gatorade will kick in another $10,000. That all equals $80 grand for the kids. Nicely done Paul.
In other news:
Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo will be invited to the Team USA camp in late July to practice against Team USA.
With a good showing, Perkins, 23, and Rondo, 22, could be considered for the 2010 World Championships in Turkey and the 2012 Olympics in London. "It would be an honor to play against them," said Perkins. "I would love to play against them and hope to play for them one day. It's an honor. It will be fun."
Perk also said his shoulder is getting much better.
There's an effort to bring back the name "Boston Garden" to our home building…. rather than calling it "TD Banknorth Garden." If you are so inclined, here's how its being proposed. Personally, I'm happy TD Banknorth called it "The Garden." I don't have a problem with naming rights being sold. However, I know all fans don't feel that way…. so feel free to do what you have to do.
And the hot trade rumor that would make things a little more interesting in the Atlantic Division: TJ Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, another player and maybe the 17th pick to Indiana for Jermaine O'Neal. So that would give Toronto a Chris Bosh, O'Neal and Jose Calderon trifecta… which would be pretty good. Mark me down as rooting against that trade.