Shabazz Napier’s Craziest Dream: Playing For Celtics

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Shabazz Napier was telling reporters in Chicago on Friday, as he told those of us who were at Fenway when the Huskies were honored there a couple of weeks ago, that playing for the Celtics would be the ultimate for a kid from Roxbury.

Here is Napier at the NBA Combines:

“It would be crazy, it would be really, really ironic. I’m from Boston, I grew up a Boston fan. To wear the white and green, that would be insane. There’s a lot of history and tradition there, and a lot of pressure. But I’m good with pressure.

“… Of course your aspiration as a kid is knocking down the game-winning shot for your team, and I probably had a lot of game-winning shots for the Boston Celtics. You definitely have aspirations, but I never really thought it would come to real life.”

In speed and agility drills, Napier ran the three-quarter court spring in 3.20 seconds, with a standing vertical leap of 30.5, a max leap of 37.5 and his overall score in the lane agility was 11.60.

DeAndre Daniels was 11.46 in the lane agility, with a three-quarter sprint of 3.44, 29.5 on the standing vertical and 32 on the max vertical.

Here are the raw numbers from the combines on


And some video of Shabazz Napier and DeAndre Daniels.

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