NBA / Jul 1, 2009 / 4:02 pm

World’s Biggest Goth Kid joining the Celtics

Robert Swift (photo. NBA)

Robert Swift (photo. NBA)

Meet the Celtics’ newest Summer League roster addition, Robert Swift. After the Patrick O’Bryant project didn’t work, Danny Ainge is taking another crack at resurrecting a once-promising career. If you remember, Ainge was very high on Swift going into the ’04 Draft, but the Sonics grabbed him first and Ainge was stuck with Al Jefferson.

Now, this does NOT mean Swift has signed a free-agent deal with Boston. It just means the unrestricted FA has a spot to showcase himself in case no one signs him beforehand.

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  • Sweet English

    PUT ON THE RRIIITTZZZ

  • bballinca

    Scalabrine and Swift can play for ugliest step child to get a beating from Garnett on a daily basis. I say sign him!

  • Ko_Peso

    I need some of what Ainge is smoking to get me through the day.

  • JayGee

    i duuno how anybody thought this foo would have a promising career…he went to school here locally to Bakersfield High School and he sucked in high school, the only reason he was hyped is cuz he was the tallest person in Bakersfield, he had no skills at all…my brother knew his girlfriend (who by the way is smokin hot)and he said the she was a better basketball player than he was – he wasnt joking either.

  • Kudabeen

    I like Swift on a tough good team. He isn’t totally talentless. He just has to prove he hasn’t loss too much in the lack of activity, because he didn’t really have a whole lot to begin with. NBA loves big bodies no matter what (see Jerome James, Eddy Curry, Calvin Booth, etc.)

  • http://www.espn.com Sho-Nuff

    JayGee,

    His fataher was his best hype machine.

  • rell

    I hope DA do not sign this dude. We could have signed Birdman instead of Patrick O’Bryant last year and DA dropped the ball. If we sign Swift he will be the Celtics 2010 version of Mikki Moore and Patrick O’Bryant contributing nothing to the team. Instead of signing Swift Ainge should use the money on Powe.

  • http://allthatjazzbasketball.blogspot.com/ Amar

    as a rule . . . shouldn’t you give up on bigmen that are drafted by Golden State, and given up on by Golden State — a team that has been despirate for bigmen since the nate thurmond days?

    (the hit list off the top of my head: mohammad saer sene, rob swift, paddy o’bryant, todd fuller, adonal foyle, clifford rozier, etc)

    I’d put webber on that list too . . . but he was a solid B+ post player in his career.

  • JHUSTLE

    Yall do know that him and birdman are 2nd cousins right? No bs i did the research. LOL im out like HEDO on july 8th

  • Seven Duece

    Why? Just, why? As if Jerome James drawing a paycheck wasn’t bad enough; someone wants to give another worthless bum MILLIONS just because he’s tall. This dude has done nothing – I repeat NOTHING – to warrant a contract. Why not give Josh Heytvelt some love, at least he’ll stay on the court.

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    If Robert Swift’s NBA career can be considered promising then so was mine. The difference between our skills is he’s 7 feet tall. That’s it.

  • Sacto_J

    Don’t forget that he’s blown out both knees, like twice. Cool tats though guy…..

  • Diego

    Celtics just looking for another redhead–they alway gotta have 1 or 2 (e.g, DJ, Walton, etc.). (They actually thought Patrick O’Bryant was a big red-headed irish kid from the whitebread suburbs, but somehow their scouts screwed up.)

    Does this mean they are trading Scal?

  • Bron42 aka Had Springs Before Slamball

    so you point out that swift is on the summer team but not former georgetown star and bulls roster holder Mike “I love sweets” Sweetney? Hes at least seen the court…once in a while…

  • bill

    Please post pictures of this smoking hot girlfriend. Thanks

  • Chaos

    Euroleague

  • http://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Nice pick-up for the Celtics.

  • http://www.gmail.com Big Snacks

    Poppi, i saw robert stiff (uh, swift) when he wuz drafted by Seattle…boy got zero talent, got pushed around den got all swole up like barry bonds. Last i saw, his game was runnin up and down the court a few times to pick up a few fouls before gettin back on the IL.

    Dude has no place in the L.

    Now, off to the corner mart for mo’ snacks…

  • lupe

    LOL yes please do post a pic of the girlfriend …
    robert swift is a horror film extra. dude i was a seattle fan a long time ago, .. and i cried wen they wasted the pick on robert swift

  • AB_40

    IF he makes the roster and that’s a big IF KG will make him cry in two days maybe less haha. and Perk will just hurt him haha

  • http://www.jameyburke.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Relax people-it’s something the C’s do for every summer league. They fill roster spots with undrafted rooks, free-agents etc. It doesn’t mean squat. Do you think they’re gonna cut Giddens & Walker to sign Swift & Coby Karl? lol…

  • Colton

    Seven Duece says:

    Why? Just, why? As if Jerome James drawing a paycheck wasn’t bad enough; someone wants to give another worthless bum MILLIONS just because he’s tall. This dude has done nothing – I repeat NOTHING – to warrant a contract. Why not give Josh Heytvelt some love, at least he’ll stay on the court.

    im a zags fan from spokane and a former sonics fan … swift isnt hoorrrible … but i agree … GET HEYTVELT!!!

  • SuperSonics Memories

    As a former Sonics’ fan, Swift is one of the bigger busts in NBA history. Swift, along with other 7-ft. 1st round busts, S.Sene & J.Petro are partly responsible the Sonics move to Okla. City.

    Swift is just another example of an immature kid who should have honored his college (U.S.C.) commitment in order to prepare for the NBA.

    Swift is also a knee injury waiting to happen. Ainge scares me and probably all of the Celtics’ gods (Russell, Havlicek, Cousy, etc. . .) by picking up these character-flawed guys like Swift, D.Miles, Starbury, R.Wallace, etc. . .