One thing everyone keeps hearing about JR Giddens is that he's got a bit of an attitude problem. If we believe what he says now… that stuff is in the past. He's a Celtic now, and he says he couldn't be happier.
"The first thing I bought with my scholarship check was a Paul Pierce Boston Celtics jersey and green headband,” said Giddens. “I wore that headband until it was dingy green. I wore it out completely”
"Everybody screamed,” Giddens said of the reaction of his former Lobos teammates, who watched the draft with him in Albuquerque, N.M. “I embraced the moment with my teammates and coaches. I prayed to God and thanked him. I can’t believe my dream came true.”
As for those off-the-court problems:
“I was a young guy, immature, and made some bad decisions. I didn’t put myself in the best positions. Now that I’m older, I feel I do a lot better in decision-making, staying on the right path. I feel I’ve overcome all those things,”
Paul Pierce will be able to mentor this kid, and explain to him how to behave. It will mean even more coming from his hero. I'm starting to worry less and less about his attitude. I'm liking how this is going.