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Tiger Woods ready for the lockout to end, says Celtics are old

Oct 13, 2011, 8:02 AM EDT

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Tiger Woods is back on the golf course this weekend… so of course somebody at media day asked him about the NBA lockout. Why wouldn’t you? What, you have something better to ask Woods about? Of course not.

Woods is a Southern California guy, a Lakers fan. Which means job No. 1 is hate the Celtics. So when he talked lockout he said the time off could be good for Boston, but he had to say it with a backhanded dig, reports Jessica Camerato at

“Yeah, of course I’m bummed,” he said. “I think anybody who is an NBA fan is certainly bummed. I know that probably one person who is happy is probably Doc Rivers. I mean, with the age of his team, it’s nice for them to only play half a season. It’s true. It’s a fact, come on.”

Maybe that joke is payback for Rajon Rondo‘s Halloween contract last year.

Then Woods sounded like most Lakers fans — “who can we go out and buy now to win us another title?”

“But as far as us out west, I’m looking forward to the Lakers getting back there and we’ll see what they do,” he continued. “The problem is you can’t talk to anybody. You can’t see who is potentially on the block of being traded, what kind of deals can we do? Nothing can be happening.

“So as a fan, it’s disconcerting because I’m excited about what we could add to the team, but it’s also I understand this is business, and everyone in this business wants to make money. I know the owners were losing a bunch of money, and some of the markets were feeling the effects. They can’t draw certain players, so they’re just trying to make it fair for everybody so everybody can win.”

Everybody can win now, with a little

  1. florida727 - Oct 13, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    I always laugh just a little when a professional athlete in one sport tries to sound so knowledgeable about another sport. If it’s not a golfer (Woods) pontificating about basketball, it’s a basketball player (LeBron) rambling on about football, or a football player (Ochocinco) thinking he knows soccer, and the list drones on. It’s almost as bad as a community organizer (you figure it out) thinking he actually knows something about how to run a country. All of them are jokes.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Oct 13, 2011 at 9:46 AM

      I know, it is such an asinine proposition that a professional athlete follows another sport.

      • florida727 - Oct 13, 2011 at 11:24 AM

        Not my point. Of course professional athletes follow other sports, they’re fans too. The ‘asinine’ part comes from them thinking their gifted enough to either compete in it, or be an ‘expert’ commentating on it.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Oct 13, 2011 at 1:09 PM

        Many are gifted enough to play another sport at a high level….maybe not professionally but at a high level. Furthermore, if one has to be an expert at something in order to comment on it then PBT, HBT, and the like would be barren. Come on, many times these guys as a question and they answer. It’s not like Tiger was saying that he should have been named coach because he has an interesting new offense to install….he was giving an opinion like a fan.

  2. steelerchicken - Oct 13, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    It is an opinion! Just like noses and a@&$*%s

  3. trueballs - Oct 13, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    they are gifted enough to compete in other sports.

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