Of course Doc Rivers was kidding about this… but I'm sure General Stern might frown upon Doc tossing four of his starters out there as a recruiting tool.
Rivers said the fun part about getting four stars would not only be playing them together, but figuring out who would be the fifth non-Celtics player on the floor. "There's some interesting combinations you can throw out there." So who would his most likely choice be? "Whoever is closest to free agency," he said with a laugh. "Just to see how it would feel."
I think it's a funny joke. I just wonder sometimes if the NBA higher ups have a sense of humor.