The Celtics “training camp” in Newport, RI lasted all of three days. Good thing, because we nearly lost Courtney Lee and Keith Bogans:
“[Wednesday], the gym was a little bit hot in here, so people lost a lot of fluids,” guard Courtney Lee explained. “[Thursday], they had about six fans going now, trying to cool the gym off. Once you cool off while [coach Brad Stevens is] explaining something, then you get stiff, and try to go back in, it’s always tough. Like I said, three days of two-a-days, it’ll get you.”
“You’ve got to take in a lot early,” said veteran guard Keith Bogans. “The main thing is, you learn as much as possible and try to put it all together, but it’s tough. You’re getting tired out here. Guys are breaking down, bodies are breaking down, but you’ve got to fight through it.”
Wow… this is pathetic.
These guys have been relaxing for nearly 4 months and they have the balls to complain about two-a-day workouts?
I understand that 4-6 hours of running and jumping in a hot gym is no picnic and that these guys have nagging injuries and ailments 24/7/365.
But this mentality is… soft.
Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t recall hearing these types of comments when #5 and #34 were here.