I leave the computer for a couple hours for dinner and come back to this. I can honestly say I never saw this coming. Keyon was such a great leader and was a great influence on Rajon. It was just a few days ago we posted Keyon's profile on Celtics Green. Here is what Celtics.com press release has to say:
"Keyon has decided that he has given the NBA 12 good years and that it's
time to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family,"
said Dooling's representative Kenge Stevenson. "He will never forget his
time in Boston with the Celtics."
"We'll miss Keyon's spirit and energy, both on and off the court," said
Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. "The whole
Celtics family wishes him well as he enters the next phase of his life."
I can honestly say that even if Keyon wasn't going to play a minute this season, his presence will be greatly missed. I know every Celtics fan wishes him the best in whatever he does. I can't help but wonder if he'd consider sticking around the team just to be a mentor and keep everyone in line. Even more important, maybe he can hang around to just lead the bench in Flexin'.