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Troy’s just gonna make the drive himself

RedsArmyAdmin March 1, 2011 Uncategorized 15 Comments

Car roof

So you just signed with the Boston Celtics and you've got to get acclimated to the system as soon as possible.  You're a multi-millionaire athlete (he's made $50-plus million for his career).  So your preferred choice of transportation to Boston is…. your own car?

Some players are strictly jet-setters. But Troy Murphy, who expects to clear waivers at 2 p.m. tomorrow, has decided to pack up and actually drive from his home in New Jersey to Boston.

The drive will also give the 6-foot-11 power forward/center a chance to relax and contemplate one of the toughest choices of his career, deciding to join the Celtics instead of the Heat.

“It was a tough choice,” he said tonight. “Both are great franchises that do things the right way. But I have always followed the Celtics, and I had hoped to get picked by them (in 2001). But Joe Johnson (at No. 10) was a great pick, and I guess they were going with potential when they took (Kedrick Brown at No. 11).”

I know… I know… the drive is only a few hours anyway.  He'll be in Boston before he clears waivers.  Really, I've just never heard of a player driving himself to a new team.  And I got an excuse to to do a goofy photoshop. 

Man, Troy Murphy's photoshop wife from that stock photo really seems happy to be driving to Boston. 

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/jrousell Jeff

    well.. umm… it isn’t that far of a drive.. and if he owns a car(he probably owns several) why not drive it there.. I would find it silly not to drive your car from NY to Boston… it’d be different if he was going there for a weekend or a week, but he will be getting a rental place for several months.. why not drive your car…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    welcome to irish town murph dawg

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    I liked him… until he brought up Kedrick Brown.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/alexcosta Alex Costa

    LOL! I cringed when he brought up Brown.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/wildingmatthew Matthew Wilding

    This Photoshop job made me think I was at BostonDirtDogs for a second.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011571d4119a970b Lex

    reminds me of bird shoveling his own snow, paving his own driveway, etc.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/agettings Aaron Gettings

    Yes, definitely a bit cringe-inducing, but pretty impressive.
    How many Celtics fans remember when Kendrick was picked? Makes me think Troy might actually bleed a bit of green…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/pahlm Brian Pahlm

    Hey can you set up a Murph tracker like they did for Dice K’s plane? Now that would be funny. You know he has gps in one of his cars…. make it happen guys…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01157060540b970b Orb

    Worse than when Kedrick was picked, I remember him playing.
    If Troy wanted to be here right after the Pitino years/fiasco, he must have some Green in him.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/rtcoaster Shawncvd

    Boston now has a Murphy and two O’Neals…seems fitting.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT


  • http://profile.typepad.com/hamadaky What’s Your Excuse?

    He might get lost and end up in Toronto. Make sure his GPS is working.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    Just read the C’s are no longer interested in Leon Powe.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    No offense to Leon, always liked him, but he's really banged-up anyway.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f5d5008970c Jester00

    Kedrick Brown at No. 11 i just laughed and laughed that’s a hey dummies you could have had me!