Get to know Shavlik Randolph

Everyone heard about the newest addition to the Celtics roster, Shavlik Randolph signing a 10-day contract to suit up with the C’s but what people didn’t hear about is his love of music. Randolph recently discussed the role music plays in his life with Jessica Camerato of

"I love playing the piano," Randolph enthusiastically told "I love playing the piano and I do a mean Michael Jackson impression dancing."

"I started playing piano in high school for fun," Randolph explained. "I learned how to play by ear. It took me a couple of years. I usually just stick to R&B. … Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, that's kind of what I can pick up and play easiest."

"A lot of the hotels will have (a piano)," he said. "If I'm bored, I'll go into a ballroom and find one and play. I don't play as much as I should, but it's kind of like riding a bike. Sometimes I'll be a little rusty but it's pretty easy for me."
Randolph’s parents also enrolled him in dance classes as a child; hopefully he can turn some of those dance moves into good foot work for boxing out. Randolph, a 6’10 forward most recently played for the Foshan Long Lions after not playing in the NBA since the ’09-10 season. I wouldn’t expect too much from him on his 10-day contract even though he was dominating in the CBA averaging 32 points, 14.6 rebounds, while shooting 53.1 percent in 36.5 minutes a game. I wonder if they’ll use him for the mid-game bit where they have a player sing songs and a fan contestant guesses what he’s singing, something tells me he wouldn’t be half bad.

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