Rookie Jared Sullinger was stellar in his first Christmas Day game, scoring 16 points with 7 rebounds. Rivers kept Sullinger on the floor for a season-high 33 minutes, a testament to the coach’s trust in the first-round pick. Sullinger converted six of seven shots and also played strong defense on the much taller Brook Lopez.
“Jared Sullinger was wonderful, just such a smart player,” Rivers said. “When you watch him, you don’t see a rookie, you see a big fat guy playing basketball. He’s terrific.”
And this is what life is like for a rookie on the Celtics. Even when they play extremely well, they are victimized by insults.
Sully isn’t really fat, he’s more… husky.
Editorial note: For our readers 30 and younger, the photoshop image is a parody of the 80s drama, “Jake and the Fat Man.“