Tommy Heinsohn Compares Greg Stiemsma to Bill Russell

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I strongly feel that every professional team needs a ridiculous homer announcer.  For those of you who don’t know what a “homer” is, it is a person that is completely irrational about their own team.  Hawk Harrelson of the Chicago White Sox is a great example of a homer.  Fans of other teams can’t stand the guy, but many Sox fans love Hawk to death.

Tommy Heinsohn is the Boston Celtics version of the Hawk.  He’s not above saying irrational things.  In Monday’s Celtics-Wizards game, Heinsohn actually compared young center Greg Stiemsma to Bill Russell.  Stiemsma is a 26 year old center who went undrafted and bounced around leagues all over the world.  Russell is one of the five best players of all time and he won 11 titles.

God bless homer announcers.  Anytime you can compare a journeyman center making his first career NBA start to one of the greatest players of all time, you need some type of award.

 

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  • Steven Resnick

    Heinsohn should have been replaced a long time ago.

  • Steven Resnick

    I’ll also have to disagree with you on the all-time top five ranking of Russell maybe centers wise as players are concerned he’s definitely not in the top 10.

  • Ipwn

    Hey writer,

    Check out tommys wiki. 8x champion, 2x champ as a coach. I think the dude knows more about basketball than you. I dont even think you could beat tommy in a pringles eating contest. in the words of gordon ramsey… Piss off.

    Sincerely,

    Ipwn

    • King

      I love Tommy and all but that was fucking ridiculous and hilarious hearing him say that. Soon as I saw Steimsma on the team I knew Tommy was going to LOVE him like He does all white big men that play for us.

      But like you said hes our Homer and we wouldn’t want anyone else doing the color commentary.