Bill Walker Is Quick To Make Friends
McGrady wants to tell Walker how he feels
After posterizing Theo Ratliff to announce his arrival, Celtics rookie Bill Walker is trying to expand on the name he’s making for himself and he doesn’t care which opponent he pisses off in the process. Last week, he pushed LeBron James after dunking in his general direction — something that will probably come back to bite him in the regular season — and now he’s setting his sights on the Houston Rockets roster.
First he bothers McGrady enough to make T-Mac retaliate and then he sets his sights on Yao and Artest. Apparently, the Celtics had an opening for team curmudgeon and Walker is trying to fill this role to the best of his abilities.
This is actually a good time in the NBA’s history for the Bill Laimbeer types to make a comeback. Being an instigator is easier to get away with now that the league doesn’t tolerate fighting. Back in Laimbeer’s days, this type of behavior resulted in Robert Parish or Larry Bird trying to tear your head off. Now you get T-Mac ejected while you can continue on your merry way.