Thank You Leon Powe

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POWE!

I don't know how many times I yelled that reflexively during Celtics games, but suffice to say it was a lot.  Leon Powe is like a shot of adrenaline to the flow of a game.  He's the cup of espresso that jolts your morning into 3rd gear.  He's the proverbial bull knocking over shelves of china as the shopkeeper weeps in a corner.

I love watching Leon Powe play the game of basketball.  Bodies twice his size seem to be discarded and displaced when he's zeroing in on a rebound or loose ball.  Give him one step near the basket, and the ball emerges between 2 or 3 outstretched 7 footer wingspans and finds its way into the basket.

Doc may occasionally grumble about his defensive rotations and he's not exactly tall, but his immediate impact on games often leaves a lasting impression.

He's the definition of "character" and an inspiration because of his life's story.  He somehow manages to be an unsung hero and a fan favorite at the same time (he wasn't well known around the country until game 2 of the Finals).

And he's only been in the league 2 years!  Can't wait to see what the future holds for Leon Powe, but I'm very thankful for what he's done already.

Thank you Leon Powe!

More Thank You's: Big Baby | Inactives | Rajon Rondo | Kendrick Perkins | Eddie House | Ray Allen | PJ Brown | Wyc Grousbeck & Owners | Sam Cassell | Paul Pierce | Kobe Bryant | Doc Rivers | Assistant Coaches | James Posey | Danny Ainge | 17 Thank You's

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