Stromile Swift gives Celtics' Luke Kornet celebration his seal of approvalsports

Stromile Swift gives Celtics' Luke Kornet celebration his seal of approval

Stromile Swift gives Luke Kornet celebration his seal of approval originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Stromile Swift was home in Louisiana bouncing around League Pass on Monday night when his phone started buzzing. One of his close friends is a Boston Celtics fan and when Luke Kornet did Swift's trademark bird-wing celebration following a dunk in Monday's win over the Hornets, Swift's buddy excitedly messaged him to seek out the highlight. The Celtics are usually one of Swift's favorite League Pass teams, especially given a relationship with fellow Shreveport, La. product Robert Williams III. Soon he was watching the broadcast and even stuck around for Kornet's locker room interview. "I thought the celebration was good but the interview was even better," said the 43-year-old Swift, the No. 2 pick in the 2000 draft who played nine NBA seasons. "I'm just happy some of these younger guys still remember me." We suspect the many highlight reels of Swift's best NBA dunks got a big uptick in views on Monday night. Swift was a powerful dunker who brought an undeniable energy to the court. Swift said the bird celebration originated during his high school days as a way to make his friends laugh after big dunks. Which made watching the Celtics bench delight in Kornet's celebration all the more rewarding to Swift.

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