After being credited by his teammates for a solid defensive performance against Nuggets star Nikola Jokić, known as “The Joker”, last March, Celtics forward Grant Williams told his teammates and the media that he wanted to be called Batman.
This season, on the eve of Halloween, Williams and the Celtics dispatched the Wizards 112–94 at Boston to improve to 4–2 on the year.
After the match, Williams donned a full Batman costume and addressed the media scrum using his best Batman impression.
“The best part about this team…is if we…take care of each other…defensively…that’s all we can accomplish,” Williams said in a hoarse voice impersonating Batman.
“Man, what the hell are you doing,” Celtics star Jayson Tatum shouted from across the locker room, prompting laughter among the media scrum.
After all, Jayson Tatum was never a fan of Williams’ Batman moniker. In fact, in March, Tatum had a hilarious response to reporters when he was told Williams wanted to be called the new moniker.
“I don’t understand why Grant would want to call himself Batman…Grant played very well tonight, but I’m going to call him Grant.” I don’t fucking call him Batman,” Tatum said.
Nickname or not, Williams and the Celtics look like a team that could once again be a serious contender in the East.
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