The Boston Celtics have been finding ways to unwind after practice, and some of them are not what you would expect.
Reserve guard Brad Wanamaker related how he was using his free time in the Disney ‘bubble’ while speaking with reporters at the post-practice media availability session; “I’ve just been relaxing in my room,” he said, “for the most part.”
“I’m playing a video game, talking to a lot of family members over this whole pandemic,” added the Pitt product.
“I was able to catch up with all the family and friends that I haven’t been talking to as much I would liked to have to. But I’ve been chilling; went to the pool yesterday with a couple of guys for about five hours went on a bike ride with Theis one night, so I’ve been trying to make the best of it.”
And it wasn’t just 6-foot-3 Wanamaker or 6-foot-9 Theis riding bicycles; 7-foot-5 center Tacko Fall ran into them on a bike of his own at one point, captured by teammate Vincent Poirier.
“It was funny because he rode up on us when we were at the pool and we were like, ‘Tacko’s big ass on the bike … So it was funny when he pulled up, but it was great to see him out there trying to enjoy himself, too, though.”
While the Celtics cannot leave the Disney NBA campus for the duration of their stay without special permission, there’s a host of activities to keep them busy.
Several Celtics, including Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker and Grant Williams have been taking up golf, and several other Boston players have been sighted going in for extra work on their shot in the evenings, according to head coach Brad Stevens.
With the first scrimmage of the restart scheduled just eight days away, they’d better get in their rest and relaxation in while they can; games against other teams will quickly be followed by seeding games, and the playoffs not long after.