Courtney Lee made his first public appearance as a Celtic at a Shamrock Foundation benefit soiree. WEEI's Ben Rohrbach posted the above interview with Lee, who reveals that he took less money to come to Boston but he wanted the chance to contend for a title and be part of a winning tradition.From Rohrbach's YouTube page:
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Courtney Lee before this NBA season begins: He took less money to play
in Boston, and he doesn't care whether he starts or comes off the bench.
had a lot of different offers from a lot of different teams, but the
one I really wanted to come to was Boston," Lee said Thursday from the
Boston Children's Museum, where the Celtics held their Summer Soiree to
benefit the Shamrock Foundation. "So, I spoke to my agent and I spoke to
my family. It was a decision that I had to take less money to come
here, but in that I'll be winning, I'll have a chance to play on TV.
That's what everybody wants...