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Doc Rivers calls Jared Sullinger “a big fat guy”

Chuck - Red's Army December 26, 2012 Celtics News, Doc Rivers, Jared Sullinger 21 Comments

Via the Boston Globe: 

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.

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  • forever_green

    Not sure why Doc made that comment…I think Sullinger’s weight helps his game at his size. Doc’s right about one thing though, Sullinger is a smart player, especially for a rookie.

    • LA Flake

      Watching Sully fight off Reggie Evans for rebounds brought tears to my eyes. Go get’em, Sully!

  • Andy

    LOL easy….cuz Doc has a great sense of humor.

    • LA Flake

      Yeah. He calls PP slow as hell all the time. Just a good natured verbal jab is all. As for Sully, I think he could be as good if not better than Kevin Love. With a better attitude.

      Give all of Bass’s minutes to Sully. Tell him to grab every rebound while he’s out there.

  • RedsLoveChild

    Sully is outstanding…and will only get better.

    Rivers should look in the mirror…especially when he walks around without a suit jacket covering his fat gut.

    • Alex

      You must be great at parties.

      Doc is just joking, lighten up.

      • RedsLoveChild

        Doc should leave the comedy to Chris Rock…assuming this is an example of his “funny side”.

        • LA Flake

          Actually, if you watch the video, it is kinda funny.
          http://www.csnne.com/pages/celticsvideo?PID=uvXM2-6Qupn4ZssimnKF69MrcH1CdUlHoCPu6S
          But I guess Doc isn’t allowed to joke.

          • RedsLoveChild

            Funny?

            I didn`t hear one person laughing other than Rivers….and he was surrounded by reporters listening carefully to every word.

          • Alex

            RedsLoveChild, pull the finger out of your ass and lighten up. Jeez, all I see is negativity out of you.

          • RedsLoveChild

            Sure…open your mouth.

        • Larry Legend

          Red, chill man. But your response to Alex was fucking classic!!!! Bwahahaha!!!!!

          • Batman

            Red please meet Joker so that he will tell you his famous line “Why so serious?”

  • zippittyay

    Sully can be every bit the player Zach Randolf is. Never really got excited about Zach’s game but he has had an amazing number of 20-10 seasons. He too can’t jump much, ain’t that tall, but knows where the ball goes and where the defender isn’t. I really didn’t like the Sully pick when it happened but he has turned me around. He’s a keeper.

    • Jester00

      You are right

    • RedsLoveChild

      Randolph is the NBA “superstar” nobody pays much attention to.

      Would love to see Sully turn into a Zach-clone!

  • Chief

    I know doc was joking but Charles Barkley was more “festivally plump” and he did ok. Am hoping doc plays him more.

  • JG

    I am literally laughing out loud at the over-hype of Sullinger. He is a terrific role player. He’s well ahead of where most rookies are. But here’s the thing…he has limited upside. Saying he will be like Kevin Love or Zach Randolph…you guys are setting the bar a little too high I think. That is borderline outrageous. I’m not saying impossible, you never know. But just about as close as you can get. That reminds me of back in the day when Tommy used to say Orien Greene, Justin Reed, Kedrick Brown, and company were future all stars.

    • Gixr1

      You are full of shit JG. You can call Tommy a homer I can’t argue that. But questioning his credibility by claiming he called those four bums future all stars is a bunch of bullshit and you know it.

    • Reggie35RIP

      The Love comparison is a bit too lofty, I can’t see him being that dominant and shooting the ball that well. But the Randolph comparison I can see. Although he probably won’t be a 20 and 10 guy, more like 16-18 and 7-9 a game.

      Sully’s chunky. In a good way.

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