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Celtics and Heat Fun Facts!

The wait for Miami and Boston fans will be over tonight, but if you need something to do as you count down the final hours to tip-off, the Turf has you covered!

Jayson Tatum by Erik Drost is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Celtics and Heat Fun Facts!

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The time between Game 3 and Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals has felt like an eternity. Where the NFL essentially owns Monday nights, the league gave the Celtics and Heat three days off after Saturday night’s contest.

The wait for Miami and Boston fans will be over tonight, but if you need something to do as you count down the final hours to tip-off, the Turf has you covered!

Here are 20 Fun Facts about the coaches and players gearing up for a critical Game 4 tonight.


Brad Stevens

  • His wife Tracy is his agent

Jayson Tatum/Jaylen Brown/Grant Williams

  • Are cousins with current/former professional athletes (Tatum = Tyronn Lue / Brown = A.J. Bouye / Williams = Damon & Salim Stoudamire)

Jayson Tatum

  • Is the Godson of Larry Hughes

Jaylen Brown

  • His Twitter handle “FCHWPO” stands for Faith, Consistency, Hard Work Pays Off

Kemba Walker

  • Performed three times for the TV Show “Showtime at the Apollo”

Enes Kanter

  • Learned English in college by watching “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “The Jersey Shore”

Gordon Hayward & Brad Wanamaker

  • Have twin siblings (Hayward = sister Heather, Wanamaker = brother Brian)

Grant Williams

  • His mother is an engineer at NASA and his father is a jazz artist who was a bodyguard for Prince

Romeo Langford

  • Has a basketball court named after him in New Albany, Indiana

Tacko Fall

  • Is 7-foot 5-inches tall


Erik Spoelstra

  • His wife Nikki is a former Heat cheerleader

Jimmy Butler

  • Has vacationed in Paris with Mark Wahlberg

Bam Adebayo

  • Got his nickname when he flipped over a coffee table pretending to be Bam-Bam from “The Flintstones”

Duncan Robinson

  • There were four kids in his 6th grade class

Goran Dragić

  • Has been traded by the Phoenix Suns twice

Jae Crowder

  • Has been traded five times in the last six seasons

Meyers Leonard

  • Has a sports bar (the food product, not the place that serves beer) company with his wife called Level Foods

Andre Iguodala

  • Wrote a book called “The Sixth Man: A Memoir”

Kelly Olynyk

  • His father once cut Steve Nash from the Canadian Junior National Team

Udonis Haslem

  • Has been on the Heat since the team originated in 1988

Feel free to use these Wikipedia-sourced facts to make and/or annoy friends for the rest of the series!

Terry is from Massachusetts and is a passionate fan of the Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins. He also will admit he only pays attention to Syracuse basketball when they're good. If there's a Twitter trade rumor even remotely associated with one of his teams, he's likely fallen for it. Finally, he believes 100% that if the Celtics had beaten the Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals they would have swept the Thunder in the Finals.

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