Newest Celtics don't look too thrilled
The Boston Celtics officially introduced Keith Bogans, Kris Humphries and MarShon Brooks on Monday, the newest additions in their complete overhaul since trading Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets last week.
The event did not attract much fanfare. And this is the photo the Celtics' official Instagram account decided to put out:
Feel the excitement, Boston! Bogans and Brooks look like they're watching a puppy get put down. Humphries is kind of smiling, I guess, but his newly reclaimed bachelorhood could be playing a role there. New head coach Brad Stevens is flashing the smirk of a man who knows that absolutely nothing that goes wrong in the next 12-18 months can be blamed on him. And then there's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, clearly haunted by thoughts of this very similar yet painfully different image from six years ago:
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Even the followers of the Celtics' Instagram account were overcome by the utter apathy of the photo:
To the players' credit, they all said the right things, even if there is a twinge of doom in each comment.
Humphries, via the Boston Globe: "Kris Humphries, 10th year, excited to be here."
Bogans, via the Globe: "I know the fans in Boston appreciate hard work, playing hard, and that’s pretty much my game."
Brooks, via ESPN: "I know a lot of people in Providence. I’m just excited."
Alas, karma has come calling for the Celtics, as the Minnesota Timberwolves have arguably shed the label of "saddest Kevin Garnett aftermath photo":
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UPDATE: We've found the most disappointed Celtics fan in all the land:
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