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On this day: Celtics Waters, Webb debut for Boston; Strickland born

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The former Louisiana State University Tiger had been drafted by the Celtics with the 51st pick of the NBA draft that same year and had already begun to turn heads on his assignment in the G League with the Red Claws, Boston’s developmental affiliate based in Portland, Maine.

Webb had gone undrafted after playing NCAA ball at the University of Alabama, signing with the Celtics in free agency that September.

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Finally, it is also the birthday of former Celtic point guard Demerick Montae “Erick” Strickland, born today in 1973 in Opelika, Alabama. Co/yunb2eQWi0

– Honest☘️Larry November 25, 2020

He would play stints with the Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Vancouver Grizzlies before signing with Boston as a free agent in 2001.

the Alabama native would play just one season with the team, averaging 7.7 points, 2.7 boards and 2.3 assists per game while with the Celtics.

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