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Leon Powe
Leon Powe
Position: None
Born: 01/22/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Leon Powe found that out the hard way during his second year playing for Rivers just when he thought he was getting in the coach’s good graces. “There was one lesson that really showed me how to do it,” the Celtics community consultant said before Boston took on Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday at TD Garden. “I messed up a play in practice, which I normally never did, but I messed up a play. And he got mad. I thought it was only one play out of so many. I didn’t take it that serious. But then I didn’t play the next four games. “So I said: ‘Man, what is going on? Doc, what is going on? What did I do?’ And he said: ‘Leon, I am trying to teach you about discipline. When we come here and run offense, I want to make sure you studied and you know the plays. Because when I put you in a situation in a game, we aren’t going to have time to go over it. I am really teaching you a lesson.”
Garnett, forbidden to take the floor by his own coach, had concocted his revenge: He would track the movements of power forward Leon Powe, the player who had replaced him in the lineup. As Powe pivoted, so did Garnett. As Powe leaped to grab a defensive rebound, Garnett launched himself to corral an imaginary ball. As Powe snapped an outlet pass, Garnett mimicked the motion, then sprinted up his slim sliver of sideline real estate as Powe filled the lane on the break. The players were mirror images: one on the court with a full complement of teammates, the other out of bounds, alone. Two men engaged in a bizarre basketball tango. “KG,” Rivers barked, “if you keep doing this, I’m canceling practice for the whole team. That will hurt us.”
“It’s unfortunate I had some injuries that a lot of players go through. But I had three or four major ones on the same knee, so I figured it might have been that time where my knee was like, ‘You know what? It’s just not happening this time.’ All the other times I came back, but that time it felt kind of different.” Powe can still play occasionally. The left knee doesn’t cause him much discomfort, but if he were to try to practice for a few hours, “my leg just can’t sustain it for a whole practice or whole game. Once you don’t have control over your knee, you can blow it.
Powe and James were teammates with the Cavaliers during the 2009-10 season and occasionally would reminisce about their Soldiers days. “He would tell everybody, ‘That was Leon’s team, man,’ ” Powe said. Andrews said that James last attended a Soldiers game five years ago, but his mom still comes to games on occasion. James also visited with Olivier and met his 15-year-old daughter Jaidan for the first time after the Cavaliers played the Warriors in Oakland on Jan. 9. “LeBron always told me he wanted to meet my daughter that my wife was pregnant with when we met him,” Olivier said.