Does three strikes and you’re out apply to the NBA? We’re only asking because Robert Williams, who’s been a member of the Boston Celtics for like a minute, has already ****ed up twice in his short tenure with the team.
Robert, of course, made headlines for oversleeping a conference call that was scheduled the morning after the draft. He claims he was getting a good night’s rest at his aunt’s house after a draft celebration at Buffalo Wild Wings (via MassLive):
“Right after the draft, I actually ran to my aunt’s house and went to sleep because I was so tired from everything,” Williams said. “When I woke, my sister was like, ‘You had a conference call.'” Williams also confirmed it was, “a good night’s sleep after a busy two days.”
Entirely plausible given draft week is media hell for prospects. However… Rob earned another infraction this weekend by a missing a practice because he was late for his flight:
Robert Williams missed practice for the Cs because he missed his flight.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 1, 2018
The disappointed Celtics will reportedly handle the situation “internally:”
Jay Larranaga said the Celtics are all disappointed Robert Williams missed his flight, will handle it internally.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) July 1, 2018
Williams was a projected lotto pick in this past year’s draft but fell all the way to the Celtics at No. 27. Plenty of blog boys labeled the pick a steal initially, but there are some troubling signs early.
At least he made one practice:
Brad Stevens says Robert Williams has been in the gym every day thus far and got a workout in already this morning at 630.
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) June 29, 2018