It’s time to hit a few NBA Draft leftovers, and tonight we have some quotes and tidbits from James Young’s post-draft press conference for the Boston Celtics. In his comments, Young addressed his need to learn about the Celtics history, Coach Cal fulfilling his promises, and of course… Rihanna.
Q: James, talk about what you know about the rich history of the Celtics organization…
James Young: “I really don’t know that much about it, but I got to start doing my history now, I guess.”
Q: On a lighter note, the last time you were here at the Barclays Center, you were sitting next to a lovely recording artist by the name of Rihanna. Are you going to invite her to one of your Celtic games or invite her when you come to the Barclays Center?
James Young: “Yeah, I mean, of course I will. Who wouldn’t? If she wants to come, then yeah, I definitely would.”
Q: Did you speak with her at all?
James Young: “I got to talk to her a little bit. She’s a cool person, a sweet lady, and I kind of met her at halftime, too. She’s really nice.”
Q. The Celtics just came off a great era with Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen. Now they’re forming sort of the next generation with Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk. How does that feel with the torch being passed to you young guys?
James Young: “Just feel like we got to keep going along with the energy and toughness that Boston has. Just going along with it. I feel like we can be a very good team. I feel like, if we just connect together, we can be real good.”
So there you have it. Rihanna is a sweet lady…