In the weight room ahead of the game, the players could be heard working out to a pretty interesting song selection: yes, the viral jam known as "Baby Shark" was playing from the speakers as the team lifted weights. But why?
The most peculiar part about this whole ordeal is the fact that the song was chosen by none other than Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. For a guy who doesn't often flash his personality, this was a very strange choice of music for a team weightlifting session.
“Baby Shark” comes on in the weight room next to the Celtics’ locker room...— Boston.com Celtics News (@BDCCeltics) April 14, 2019
Player 1: “Yo, who’s playing that?”
Player 2: “Brad.”
Player 1: “Brad who?”
Player 2: “Stevens.”
*five minutes later*
Stevens, in fact, walks out.
Well, if his is how Stevens wants to hype up his men before their playoff matchup, then all the power to him. But if I'm a Celtics fan, there are thousands of other songs I'd rather my squad get hyped up to. Even "Old Town Road" would be a preferable choice. "Old Town Road" remix, too.
The Celtics finished the season as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, but expectations are high for the team in the postseason. Stevens should seriously consider adopting a new playlist for team workouts, as it's hard to imagine anyone enjoys bench pressing with the chorus of "Baby Shark" blasting in their ears.
Unless that's the team's new nickname for the now-healthy Jayson Tatum.
Brad Stevens said Jayson Tatum looks fine and should be good to go for Game 1.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 13, 2019
The game is set to tip off at 1:00pm ET, so their last-minute workout will be the team's final chance to get fired up ahead of their opening round matchup .
Hopefully the team was able to get behind Stevens' unique song selection.