We love Bill "You Tube" Walker. He's a scrappy, aggressive, and he takes no crap from anyone.
Is that the view of him through green glasses? It is if you ask Brett Edwards at FanHouse.
Dude, it's pre-season, and you're a rookie. Stop starting brawls in the first quarter and show a little respect, my man. Unless of course, being an unlikeable front-runner with an imaginary chip on your shoulder is a pre-requisite for making the team. In which case, I completely understand … especially when that team is the Celtics.
Brett's right. When you're trying like hell to make an impression on the defending champions… it's better to be passive and let big stars push you around. That's sure to pay off for a second round pick with a non-guaranteed contract on a team that needs to make cuts.
Let's make something clear here: Brett Edwards once said Shaq dove after a loose ball because he has a big ego. He's a Kobe-loving Lakers fan who obviously will hate on the Celtics. To say a rookie to should defer to big names on opposing teams when he's fighting for a roster spot is ridiculous. To suggest that aggressive play equals some sort of chip on your shoulder is equally ridiculous.
Bill Walker shows no fear on the court, which is how it should be. He plays hard and, so far, we haven't seen anything dirty. If T-Mac couldn't handle it… too bad.
(Hat tip to Jeff at CelticsBlog)