I first met Drew W. from Brookline, Ma. outside the C's locker room in 2008. He was holding a pair of very large black and red Nike's. I said, "are you trying to get your kicks signed..?" He replied: "no-Jermaine just gave me his shoes from tonight's game." I was A) jealous and B) impressed. This was when J.O. was still with the Raptors.
Drew has been a die-hard Celtics fan for just about 20 years now. His favorite Celtic is definitely Jermaine O'Neal. Drew has been a huge fan of J.O.'s since his days in Indy. You see, if Drew likes a player's game, he sticks with them-Celtic or not. His support of J.O. over the years has been rewarded with some incredible memorabilia, including autographed jerseys, headbands, wristbands and every fan's true "Holy Grail", a pair of a player's game-used kicks.
Drew is always one of the first fans in the door at Celtics home (and road) games, and usually one of the last to leave. Drew's collection of autographs and autographed memorabilia was acquired through hours of waiting for players to finish warm-ups, meet with the media, or leave the arena. Drew was hit off by Jermaine this year with a sweet pair of his new Nike Air Max Closer IV's, which he signed for Drew, (man I'm jealous) along with his jersey-also signed. Goes to show that J.O. really is an unselfish dude and truly appreciates his fans:
Drew's dedication and Celtics fandom has also been rewarded by guys like Brian Scalabrine, Kendrick Perkins and Ray Allen. Any sneakerhead/Celtics fan knows that Ray Allen has by far the coolest kicks of all the players in the NBA. So we'll end this Fan Friday with a pic of Ray's Air Jordan Elements that he bestowed upon Drew after a game. Hope you enjoyed a look at some of Drew's collection and he truly is a Celtics SuperFan.