The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive commemorative DJ lapel pin. The Celtics will also hold a moment of silence before the National Anthem, along with a special tribute video just before tip off.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., so join us at the Garden early to honor DJ with pregame events. Highlights of his extraordinary career will continue to be shown throughout the game.
The Toros will also honor him before their game tomorrow night. The Herald reports that Cedric Maxwell will apologize on the air tonight for his comments on Violet Palmer. He will not be disciplined other than to make the public apology.
The Herald also has an interesting article on Pierce and Al and the fact that Pierce is now willing to accept Al as a second option.
Pierce is ready to share the torch.
“That’s the name of the game in the NBA,” he said. “I think when you’re a player like me you’re always searching for that next guy that can give you that consistent threat.
“You know, I got blamed before for not passing to my teammates, but I didn’t really have the type of teammates who could maintain that type of consistency. So maybe I was forced into taking bad shots, and I took a lot of the heat for it. But that’s what I’m here for. Now that you see a guy like Al playing like this, it makes everyone more confident.”
Hopefully he isn't like Doc and says it and then turns around and does the opposite.