On Alcatraz right now watching 64-man 1v1 knockout in the Yard. Fog howling across courts like 50 smoke machines working. Wild scene.
Red Bull King of Rock not being broadcast. Airs in Oct, west coast only. Blankets handed to every fan attending. In use, too. No joke.
Fog is so thick they're wiping off the ball 'tween possessions. Calabro + Bobbito on the mike.
The top photo is via Red Bull through ESPN Boston. The bottom photo comes from Ric Bucher who rode the boat over to Alcatraz with Rajon Rondo. We told you about this a month ago… and last night was the finals.
I can't find who won, but it's not like you really care. It's interesting just to see the pictures and read the tweets from someone who was there. Imagine playing 1-on-1, in the pea-soup fog, on the grounds of one of the nastiest prisons in history.
On Page 2: Maybe Avery Bradley IS an NBA defender right now
If there’s one thing the Celtics think rookie guard Avery Bradley can do right away, it’s defend. That’s also the opinion of his fellow first-year players who overwhelmingly voted Bradley the top defensive player in the rookie class, according to a survey posted on NBA.com.
It’s not surprising that Bradley won the player vote, but what is interesting is that he dominated the results.
Which rookie is the best defender?
1. Avery Bradley, Boston — 41.7 percent
2. Hassan Whiteside, Sacramento — 8.3 percent
3. Lazar Hayward, Minnesota — 5.6 percent
Ekpe Udoh, Golden State — 5.6 percent
The guys who either played against him or watched him in college last year think, overwhelmingly, that he's the best defender of the rookie class. Doc said he could defend right away… and this is just more confirmation of that.
So can any of you see a situation where Bradley actually gets some burn in late game defensive situations?
The rest of the links:
ESPN Boston: Erden Watch: Ainge's take | Roster Rundown: Wake up, Mr. West | Report: Smith excited about camp invite | WEEI: Shaq on feuds: "It's marketing" | Report: Smith "blessed" by Celtics training camp invite | Globe: Celtics follow the bouncing ball to Newport | Grousbeck's faith goes right down to the core | Celtics Town: Appreciating the Boston Celtics owners