This week’s “Fan Friday” features Mikey from Dartmouth, Ma. Mikey has been a Celtics season-ticket holder since 2006, and is at every Celtics home game. He is a big collector of NBA memorabilia -specifically autographs. Mikey is at the Garden 2 hours prior to tip-off of every gamenight. I call him “The Autograph King,” as Mikey has hundreds of autographs from the likes of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen. Blake Griffin, Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Paul – just to name a few..
Mikey, his step-Dad and younger brother David attend most-every Celtics homegame together. Mikey lists his favorite moments as Game 6 in 2008, when the Celtics spanked the Lakers 131-92 and clinched Banner 17, Opening Night the following season, when said banner was raised to the rafters, and Paul Pierce and Lebron James’ epic battle in Game 7 of the E.C. semis on 5/8/2008.
Mikey lists Paul Pierce as his favorite Celtic, and says The Truth “is the reason I started watching the Celtics.” It’s Pierce’s “leadership” that drew Mikey in, and he has been a fan ever since. Before each game, Mikey films he and his younger brother as they get autographs and/or pictures with members of the Celtics and the opposing teams’ players. He has a very impressive collection of videos that you can see on his YouTube channel. Checkout the video below – it features Mikey with an array of NBA players. Some of them smile for the camera, and others.. well, you’ll see. You can view more of Mikey’s autograph collection here. Big thanks to Mikey for being a part of “Fan Friday” and thank you all for reading. GO CELTICS!