Draft prospects Doug McDermott was in town today visiting with your Boston Celtics. He, of course, had plenty of praise for the Celtics. He also touched on Larry Bird, Kevin Durant and even Tommy Heinsohn.
One thing to note, this young prospect was pretty honored to be working out with the Celtics. Of course, he was probably honored to work out for any team, but he did say he wanted to take out his phone and snap some photos.
Doug on C's workout: "It’s unbelievable. I want to get my phone out & take some pictures. This is a franchise everybody grows up watching."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 12, 2014
Don't worry, Doug. The media took plenty for you.
Since he was in the Boston area, of course McDermott was asked about appearing on the Sports Illustrated cover in a nod to the famous Larry Bird photo.
For what it's worth McDermott wasn't too thrilled about it.
Doug McDermott on SI's idea to duplicate famous Larry Bird cover: "I thought they were crazy. I didn’t want to disrespect Larry like that."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 12, 2014
Doug McDermott: "I’m glad that I was the one chosen to be able to do that, but obviously there’s never going to be another Larry Bird."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 12, 2014
Doug on Bird comparisons: "It’s really not fair. I don’t think you can compare anyone to Larry Bird. There’s not going to be another one."— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) June 12, 2014
Here's some other nuggets from McDermott, including his favorite player growing up being Kevin Durant. Yeah, that's right. Incase you forgot, these are kids.
Feeling old moment of the day - #Celtics draft prospect Doug McDermott said Kevin Durant was his favorite player growing up.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) June 12, 2014
#Celtics draft prospect Doug McDermott on what he wants to show here: That I'm a lot more athletic than people think I am.— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) June 12, 2014
McDermott's plans just four workouts: Boston, lakers, Charlotte, Kings. The first two have been done.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 12, 2014
McDermott on Stevens: "no one wouldn't want to play for him."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 12, 2014
McDermott on chat with Heinsohn: "he's a piece of history obviously in this building."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) June 12, 2014