Continuing the Boredcast series.
Who was your all time least favorite Celtics player?
Kevin O'Connor - CelticsBlog
Wally wasn't even a terrible player with the Celtics but he was just a reminder of how average we were at one point. Wally could score the ball but played pretty uninspiring defense and, in my opinion, seemed to lack heart. My dislike towards Wally also stems from the fact that I loved Ricky Davis and he was part of the trade for him. To be honest, there aren't many Celtics players that I have disliked, even the guys like Mark Blount and Michael Olowokandi.
Bill Sy - CelticsBlog
For me, you've got to consider the equity a player builds up with you and then subtract the hate you have for them after they leave and the largest margin by far is what I feel towards Ray. I was never a big fan of the Stephon Marbury signing, the Nate Robinson trade, or the Shaq retirement farewell tour he decided to spend in Boston, but those guys left their baggage at the door when they got here and for the most part, played like Celtics and left like Celtics. With Benedict Allen, he did everything right for five seasons but in the end, he turned into a turncoat. Not only did he betray Ubuntu by demanding more touches and looks, he went from Celtic green to Miami red. Stab me in the back, I might forgive you. Stab me in the back and twist the knife and help with LeBron a championship, we've got problems. He went from being the consummate professional to a petty ring chaser. Others have found it in their hear to forgive Ray, but I just can't. He's a used car salesman to me now.
Josh Zavadil - CelticsBlog
Because he's Jordan Crawford.
FLCeltsFan - CelticsBlog
I came to dislike Blount in his later playing years with the Celtics. He had that one good contract year and then just coasted after he got the money. I despise players who play until they get paid and then go through the motions.
Coming out of high school, Sebastian Telfair was considered to be the best thing since sliced bread. But he wasn't. He was the exact opposite and the Celtics found that out the hard way. Following less than impressive rookie and sophomore seasons, Telfair was traded to Boston. It was in his single season in Beantown that he averaged 6.1 points per game on an abysmal 37 and 29% shooting from the floor and distance, respectively. Ultimately, Telfair's poor shooting would prove to be a huge factor in him posting a laughable 8.6 PER. Oh and then there's that massive 110 defensive rating he "earned." But other than poor play, I didn't like Telfair's personality as a basketball player. It seemed like he thought everything was going to be handed to him like it was in high school. I found myself questioning his motor and work ethic a lot more than I should have been.
Mike Dyer - Celtics Life
I feel like this should be unanimous. Mark Bount was the freaking worst. He parlayed one decent season (10.3 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.3 BPG in 2003-04) into a 6 year, $41 million deal from Danny Ainge, and then proceeded to literally stop trying. He sulked up and down the court for the next season and a half, committing the biggest sin in sports: not giving a crap. He stopped banging on the boards, stopped putting in any effort defensively, and at times was so unemotional on the court that you would think he may have actually had stopped breathing. It has been over 7 years since the Celtics traded Blount, and yet even writing this paragraph is sending me into a PBSD (post Blount stress disorder) induced rage. Making matters even worse he may also have been the ugliest Celtic of the past 10 years (non Sam Cassell division). Gutless, overpaid, and ugly..the story of Mark Blount.
Mark Vandeusen - Celtics Life
I ran into Banks at the North Station Hooters (yes, there used to be a Hooters by the Garden) in April of 2004. He was wearing a Maryland Len Bias jersey. This made no sense to me on any level; he's from Vegas and played at UNLV, and he was only 4 years old when Bias died. I'd had a few pops at the time, so I decided it'd be a good idea to ask him about it. I said something along the lines of "Don't you think it might be a bad idea for a Celtics rookie to wear that jersey?" All he said back was "Nah, man." I honestly don't even think he understood why.
HeisenCelts - Truth On Causeway
I've been around since 08 so pretty easy: Kris Humphries.
Does this really need explanation?
GeeZeeCelts - Truth on Causeway
Again, I was not there in the lean times, so I have to choose from '07 - '13. That said, it was not hard for me to choose Davis. He used to be a nice backup big and I even liked him for a while. But then that player was replaced by Black Hole-Davis. I would get a burning desire to punch objects every time he took an ill-advised midrange jumper that he would seemingly always miss. My boiling point was when he took a three-pointer in one game against New Orleans (I think it was New Years, even) in crunch time with Ray Allen and Paul Pierce on the court. Sure enough, he missed it. Doc's reaction was much calmer than mine, but still priceless. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMcPTbzjF3E) The sense of liberation I had when he was traded was something divine.
I tell you what, it takes a lot to make a homer like me "hate" a player. And by that, I mean hate him as a player, not as a human being. I don't know Mark Blount from Adam. I was able to root for and sometimes even enjoy guys like Starbury, Ricky Davis, Wally, and others. If they were knuckleheads elsewhere, so be it. As long as they (usually) tried hard in Boston that's all I cared about.
That's the thing with Blount though. I really think he checked out when he got his big paycheck. Mailed it in. Didn't care and didn't care if you cared. He was set for life, he was a seven footer, and he was happy as a clam just pick-n-poppin those 15 footers at the top of the key. Rebounds? What, and risk his pedicure? Never.
Here's a little bit about him that I wrote a couple years back.
The Sultan of Sloth. The Duke of Dumb. The Wizard of Wasted Talent. The Prince of Pathetic Effort. A proud member of the I Takka Nappa fraternity.
There were less talented Celtics and even less productive ones. But Mark Blount won the "Worst. Celtic. Ever." award because like the Cowardly Lion, he had no heart.
How about you? Who was your least favorite Celtics player?