Originally posted on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 1/3/13
Nick Laham/Getty Images It took Fab Melo a grand total of six months on an NBA roster to be featured in a Deadspin article for his stupidity. And it’s probably surprising to many that it didn’t happen sooner. When the news first came out that Syracuse’s former brilliant Brazilian was called up from the Celtics’ D-League team, it sounded encouraging. But it turns out Melo was sent up from Maine because he sustained a mild concussion… after running into hotel door. Boston Head Coach Doc Rivers’ reaction? “What did you have, ‘Manny being Manny?’ Well, in five years when Fab’s playing terrific for us here, we’re going to have some ‘Fab being Fab’ moments.” First of all, glad to hear Rivers has accelerated Melo’s timeline and expects him to succeed within five years. I know the big man is thought of as a project in Boston, but yeesh. Though over the long term, if Melo ends up residing in the same universe as Manny Ramirez in Boston sports lore, that’s a good thing. Fab’s (ahem) education at
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