Happy 30th birthday, Mickael Pietrus!

Mickael Pietrus turns 30 today, and will hopefully have more than one reason to celebrate if the Celtics beat the Bobcats at the TD Garden tonight. But according to an interview with CSNNE's Jessica Camerato, his birthday has always been a bittersweet experience for Pietrus, who lost his mother at age 9:

Mickael Pietrus will celebrate his 30th birthday on Tuesday in front of over 18,000 fans at the TD Garden during the Celtics - Bobcats game. But of all the people who will be in the crowd, one person will not be there, a harsh reality he has been living with since childhood.

“I lost my mom when I was nine years old,” he told CSNNE.com. “To me, a good birthday, anybody can give me a gift and you always have an appreciation, but it’s not coming from your mom. The person who raised you, who gave you that life every year, now she’s gone. That doesn’t make any sense to me. So I kind of take it from my heart and that’s it.”
Read the full article at CSNNE.com...