I checked Al's IG at about 12:30 EST, and there it was, last followed and still there.
Sure, I hear you saying, this means nothing without a signed contract and a healthy player in uniform and on the parquet, too, and I COMPLETELY agree. This means squat for the big picture plans of the Celts or any other NBA team until a deal is in hand with somebody. But when you start putting all the pieces together - not just the IT4 IG news in the ongoing GH2BOS saga (sorry, I had to get that out), but after the seemingly Celtics-themed baby clothing incident last week and now with Big Al getting in on the action and all, I have to call smoke smoke, and you know what they say about where there's smoke.
No, this isn't the set-up for a Cliff Robinson joke, if that's what you were thinking. I was referring to the age-old adage "when there's smoke, there's fire", though the fire might just turn out to be the role technology is playing in a process as old as the league itself (recruiting players), throwing light on people doing what they need to do in order to be professionally successful at the highest levels, giving us an unintentional window into the process, however tiny of a window it may be. Odds are, these events mean something like this, or even less.
But I'd be lying if I said it hadn't caught my attention.