BOSTON – The Boston Celtics visited Boston Children’s Hospital for their annual trip to bring holiday cheer to patients. Players from Gordon Hayward to Jayson Tatum were in attendance for the event, as well as Head Coach Brad Stevens and Assistant Coach Micah Shrewsberry. Players arrived to a bunch of smiles as excitement filled the room when patients saw players from one of the best teams in the NBA.
Gordon Hayward was the first Celtics player to arrive, and made arts and crafts with multiple patients. They talked about everything from their families to the holiday season. Hayward commented on a special conversation he had with a patient that was in a wheel chair:
“Just small talking with him, which is sometimes the best…He said he saw what I was going through. He is obviously is in the chair right now. [Our conversation] helped him out a bit.”
Hayward did not answer questions about his injured leg, however, as the event was kept to questions around the holiday theme. With the Celtics scheduled to play the Washington Wizards on Christmas Day at TD Garden, Brad Stevens was asked about what it would be like playing on Christmas at home the first time:
“Couldn’t tell you. Never had it happen. I know that I won’t be working on Washington Wizards film from seven to nine in the morning. I know that, because that’s already been mandated. So I’m going to have to have it done before or after.”
The Celtics will host the Utah Jazz tomorrow at TD Garden, with the tipoff set for 7:30 pm. Follow CLNS Media Network on Twitter and YouTube for all Celtics coverage.