Xavier Tillman Sr.

Xavier Tillman Sr.

Height/Weight: 6' 7"/245 lbs
Born: Grand Rapids, Michigan
College: Michigan State
Draft: 2020 2nd round (5th pick) by the
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    It's a piece of scripture Holiday can recite on demand, because it's a belief that has guided his life as more than just a professional basketball player, one of the NBA's top defenders, and one of the league's best teammates. It's about his growing family — his brothers Justin and Aaron, who also play in the NBA; his sister Lauren; his parents, who have been staples and role models in his life; his wife Lauren, who the Holidays all say is the best athlete in the family. Jrue Holiday, the Celtics' indispensable guard, has lived life motivated by his faith, which tells him to treat those around him better than himself, to care for those who need care, and to impact those close and not-so-close to him with generosity and concern. A few hours before 8:30 Wednesday night, while the Celtics were warming up for Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Dallas, Hassan Delaney was putting up shots at a basketball court in the Fenway neighborhood.

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    Celtics reserve reveals ironic Joe Mazzulla message from 1st chat

    When Xavier Tillman was first traded to the Celtics from the Grizzlies, he still remembers one key part of his first-ever chat with C's coach Joe Mazzulla. According to Tillman, the message was simple: “Don't be weird.” Now, Mazzulla is an interesting guy himself — his players have called him a genius, a sicko, a psycho or whatever other endearing name they can come up with.