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So in case you missed it, the Celtics signed Sloth from 'The Goonies.' And it turns out my man can really ball; netting 19 points on 7-10 (3 out of 4 from deep) in just 22 minutes. Straight off of being the black sheep in the Fratelli gang to making an impact in the National Basketball Association. Started from the bottom now he's here, you guys.

OK gang, I have a confession to make; The Celtics didn't actually sign Sloth from 'The Goonies.' That was a lie. Sloth is a fictional character, and the actor that played him has passed away. That's actually Kelly Olynyk who suffered an eye laceration during shoot around via Shavlik Randolph. That resulted in a swollen eye that was noticeable from section 311.

Prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, Randolph was engaged in his typical game of pregame one-on-one with Kelly Olynyk when Olynyk pump-faked, Randolph bit, Olynyk jumped straight into Randolph’s arm, and Olynyk went down.

Hard.

Once Olynyk got to his feet, Randolph saw that the hit above his teammate’s left eye had left quite a mark.

“He asked me how it looked,” Randolph said before the game. “I told him it was like Rocky (Balboa) right before he asked Mickey to cut him. I am being dead serious. That’s literally how it looked. It was pretty bad.”

So here's my question; you know how Richard Hamilton continued to play his career with a face mask long past it was needed? If Kelly Olynyk keeps playing like this should he play the rest of his career with an eye patch on? That'd be pretty cool, right? Everyone's been talking 'rim protection this' and 'rim protection that.' You know what'd keep people out of the paint? A dude wearing an eye patch.

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Vintage WTHHT: What the Hell Happened to... Chris Carr
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He was an athletic swingman who shot well from the 3 point line (especially those corner 3s). He entered the dunk contest for the T-Wolves a couple seasons before the Celtics acquired him. He only played 35 games for the Celtics in the 2001 season. You may remember Chris Carr.

I think back to him and what he represented to me. At that time when the Celtics were consistently struggling, I always would view guys like Chris Carr as "the bench" that would eventually lead to another Celts title.

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