First, on CelticsStuff Live last night, I learned something that was interesting. Ryan Gomes' comments after the Bucks game garnered a lot of attention from the media and blogs and David Stern as well, saying he would meet with Gomes concerning them. On last night's show they cleared up that his comments were taken out of context and several reporters send the whole interview with Gomes to Stern and when taken in context, they didn't have the same impact as that quote taken out of context. That is good to know. If you didn't listen to last night's show, it was a good one and you should catch the podcast.
Our players have been explicitly warned this season about the consequences of violating the law, as well as league and team policies regarding hand guns," Celtics CEO Wyc Grousbeck said in a statement released after Telfair's arrest last Friday. "There will be significant consequences for of any violation of these policies. We will closely monitor developments and take the appropriate action once we have all the facts."
Note that last sentence.
Tuesday, while acknowledging all the facts have not been determined, Grousbeck put the word out that Telfair's nameplate has been removed from his locker, and the Celtics aren't planning on keeping an extra jersey stashed away with his name on it. On Friday, they were waiting for the facts. On Tuesday, they admitted all the facts weren't in, yet they wasted no time distancing themselves from him as if he was spreading the Ebola virus.
In fairness to the Celtics, we don't know all the behind the scenes factors either. Maybe there was more to the NY incident than we know. Maybe the Celtics know more about this incident than is being released. Telfair was warned to keep his nose clean and he didn't. I have no doubt that if Tony Allen gets into another scrape it won't take long for the Celtics to dump him either.
Basketbloom has all you ever wanted to know about travelling in the NBA and were afraid to ask. All this and the Celtics still had to send a video of Big Al's moves to the league office to lessen the travelling calls on him. This past season travelling calls definitely were increased over years past.
CSL was a great great show! For everyone that wants to hear something new on the C's, they otherwise wouldn't until the next days Globe or Herald, you have to check out this show! JB & Jug are fantastic!