When Celtics fans showered Gordon Hayward with an ovation two years ago, ESPN commentator Bomani Jones insinuated it was because the star forward is white.
It is ridiculous to suggest Hayward’s skin color was the reason Celtics fans expressed so much adulation towards him. The T.D. Garden exploded for Kevin Durant one year earlier, because much like Hayward, the Celtics were linked to the would-be free agent. (They ultimately failed in their Hamptons charm offensive.)
Davis put up 41 points in the Pelicans’ losing effort Monday. This season, he’s averaging 27.4 points and 12.2 rebounds per contest for his 14-15 squad.
Celtics fans would love to have Davis on their team, With that in mind, they gave him a warm welcome, like you would for anybody you’re looking to court.
And if they were reacting to Davis’ appearance, it was probably the unibrow. That thing will always look weird.