|Posted by shawn cassidy on December 31, 2013 at 12:45 AM|
The Celtics hit the practice floor one last time in the year 2013. The players were asked the tough questions, like "what's you New Years resolution" after their last workout of the year.
Gerald Wallace doesn't believe in New Year's resolutions. He figures most of them are lies. But forced to make one, he went in a selfless direction Monday and said he'd like to see teammate Jeff Green make the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
Wallace is doing his part, not only by stumping for Green, but pushing him on the court.
"He has so much upside. He can get so much better," said Wallace. "He's so explosive at his size and the position he plays. Just the little things that I can help him with that I've been through in my career and try to add to his game. I try to give him advice about his game that he can do better, and he's taken huge advantage and continued to get better every day."
NO RESOLUTIONS NECESSARY: Like Wallace, neither Stevens nor Kris Humphries were particularly eager to offer a New Year's resolution. Said Stevens: "One of the things I try to do, I probably need to eat better. That’s probably always going to be No. 1 and I always say it every year. But I have this weird belief that, if you think you should change something, you should just change it before the day. I don’t know if it’s correct or not. ... It’s kind of a personal thing." Echoed Humphries, "Here’s the thing: I think everybody should try to become a better person, a better basketball player everyday. I don’t just believe in one day per year to make a resolution. Everyday." Humphries even got deep, pulling out the old quote about how a journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step. But pressed on a resolution, he added, "Just winning games. Write that down."
I'm with you Humphries. I'm not big on the New Year's thing mysel. A new year is a change, a change in a number. Change doesn't have to come just because the new year starts. Change should happen no matter of the date.