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Troy’s just gonna make the drive himself

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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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  • 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…

  • welcome to irish town murph dawg

  • I liked him… until he brought up Kedrick Brown.

  • LOL! I cringed when he brought up Brown.

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

  • Lex

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

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


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

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

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

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