Thirteen-year-old Boubacar Seck, of Dorchester, used to support the Boston Celtics 100 percent, but after a blockbuster trade with the Brooklyn Nets that was finalized this summer, Seck now calls himself a “bandwagon fan.”
The Celtics sent Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets (along with lesser pieces Jason Terry and D.J. White).
They’re old, Seck said of Pierce and Garnett, but they have a lot of NBA experience.
In return, the Celts received Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans, MarShon Brooks -- and three allimportant first-round draft picks.
Seck thinks that Rajon Rondo is the only player that could help the Celtics earn another championship even though this season, coming back from a major knee injury, might be the toughest of his career.
Nineteen-year-old Hamidou Seck, of Dorchester, says he is sure the Celtics will end up in the playoffs.
“It will be very challenging, but they will make it,” he said.
Sixteen-year-old Stephen Jagba from Dorchester believes the Celtics will do well this season but that the team won’t be as good as it was with Garnett and Pierce.
“Those two players have been in the league for many years and they have a lot of experience,” he said.
Jagba feels Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge made the right decision in the trade because Pierce and Garnett were too old.
Jagba is a big booster of the Green, and says that no matter how good or bad they play this season, he will always be a Celtics fan.