The former Boston Celtics coach and his successor took part in the Action for Boston Community Development Hoops Dreams charity event, joining a few local celebrities, such as Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and journalists Bob Ryan and Jackie MacMullan, for a friendly shooting competition. “I haven’t shot on this court probably yet, other than in shoot-arounds a little bit,” said Stevens. “We don’t usually even shoot around here because the only time I ever come down here is for games, so it’s great to be here in a setting where you’re doing something for somebody else where it’s not just a part of a game.”
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During a Wednesday afternoon chat with children at the Roslindale Community Center, where the Boston Celtics guard gave away backpacks to school children, he revealed he aims to become “the best little guy to ever play the game of basketball.” It’s a tall task, for sure, and Thomas has a group of former “little guys” he respects a whole lot. “Allen Iverson,” Thomas said first. After a brief pause, he continued, “Isiah Thomas — the older one. Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald. There’s a lot of them. But I want to be the best guy to ever play under 6-foot. That’s a goal of mine and I’m going to try to reach that.”
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