HoopsHype Keyon Dooling rumors

September 22, 2012 Updates

So much for Keyon Dooling wanting to join the Miami Heat. The Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday that, word was, the point guard — waived by Boston on Friday with the belief he would retire — had interest in the Heat. But the native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., denied that. "No truth!'' Dooling wrote in an email to FOX Sports Florida. "I will never play NBA ball again.'' FOXSports Florida

September 20, 2012 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived guard Keyon Dooling. "Keyon has decided that he has given the NBA 12 good years and that it's time to pursue other interests and spend more time with his family," said Dooling's representative Kenge Stevenson. "He will never forget his time in Boston with the Celtics." "We'll miss Keyon's spirit and energy, both on and off the court," said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. "The whole Celtics family wishes him well as he enters the next phase of his life." NBA.com

His catch phrase, “What’s driving you?” has been heard in locker rooms across the league, as Dooling has made a concerted effort to get to know his teammates and discover what pushes them to succeed in basketball – and in life. “It’s a serious question because I want to identify what is driving you, what is motivating you?” he told CSNNE.com. “It is your family? Is it the money? Is it the glitz? Is it the glamour? Identify those so you can become better. “So many different things [drive me], but the fear of failure is something that really motivates me. I do not want to fail. I do not want to lose. I have this thing, I can’t go back. I can’t go back. I’ve come too far. My family can’t go back to where we were. And that’s what’s driving me, to have my family landscape changed for generations.” CSNNE.com

How does Keyon Dooling "spend more time with his family"? By coming home to play for the Heat, that's how. He lives in Davie, has long been a Heat favorite, and would provide depth behind Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole, professional enough to make sure not to get in the way. Sulia

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Dooling finds himself rooting for James to hold up the trophy. “I just like him,” he says. “He’s our greatest player in our game. He gives back tremendously in the community. He’s great with his sons. He’s empowered his friends. He’s the most athletic player in our game, and the most unselfish superstar in our game. We should appreciate and embrace it instead of trying to tear him down.” Miami Herald

June 16, 2012 Updates

The Celtics will have a decision to make on Keyon Dooling, the 32-year-old veteran guard who filled in capably as a third guard once Bradley went out for good prior to the conference finals against Miami. “Of course I’d like to (come back),” he said. “I love it here.” But it’s anyone’s guess what this roster will look like next fall. Boston Herald

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A message on the Celtics' dry erase board reminded players of an afternoon flight with the note, "Pack for a week" scrawled below it. "We're packing for a week -- it's self-explanatory," said Keyon Dooling. "That's how we feel about it. It's not like we lost confidence or we're scared to go in Miami. We're going to be in Miami, we're going to be ready to play." ESPN.com

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Game 4’s foul disparity — the 76ers attempted 36 free throws to the Celtics [team stats]’ 19 — has found the Celtics on their best behavior, sort of. “Let’s not go there,” Keyon Dooling said. Rivers initially offered a verbal bouquet yesterday when he said, “I’m not mad at the officials. I love the officials. We had a big lead and all of a sudden they started going to the line, which allowed them to get back into the game. We have to stop fouling, or we have to get fouled — one of the two. Clearly it didn’t favor us.” . . . Boston Herald

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