Antoine Walker Would Be a Good Fit Within the Boston Celtics Organization
Associated Press
If Walker is a natural around kids, he would be a great ambassador for the Celtics.

A personal story: On March 2, 2002, my cousin and I attended a Boston Celtics charity event held at the club/billiard hall The Rack. Fans were able to hang out, play pool and get their photo taken with the players.

Being photographed with Eric Williams, Rodney Rogers and Walter McCarty was cool, but I wanted a picture with Antoine Walker. I had to have it.

And Walker didn‘t disappoint. After hours of saying hello to every fan who wanted a piece of him, the Celtics co-captain enthusiastically greeted us and put on a great smile for both photos.

The Celtics could use Walker as a part of the organization.

On Wednesday, Walker was honored by The Sports Museum in a ceremony called “The Tradition.” Walker was honored along with three-time Super Bowl champion Tedy Bruschi, two-time World Series champion Tim Wakefield, Stanley Cup champion Patrice Bergeron, Olympic gold medalists Bode Miller and Kayla Harrison and longtime sports radio personality/pioneer Eddie Andelman.

Walker seems like a natural to represent the Celtics at public events. He’s a recognizable former player with a successful professional career that Boston could use to help keep the Celtics’ name in the community.

All Walker would have to do is show up at Celtics-sponsored events and interact with the fans: Say hello, shake hands, give high fives and pose for pictures. Sometimes he’ll read to kindergarten children. Elsewhere he’ll help build a playground. Next time out he’ll watch high school kids do school work at a newly donated computer lab.

Walker made similar appearances before as a player, so it would be nothing new to him. Based on what I’ve seen, Walker would be a great ambassador for the …read more