Injuries to Aron Baynes and Al Horford have given Celtics fans their first real look at 2018 first-round pick Robert Williams III. It’s been an enlightening experience to say the least, as Williams has been forced to go head-to-head with talents such as the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, and has logged 39 and a half minutes over the last two games.
Finally, the ‘Time Lord’ has arrived.
But Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is not on board. Not with that nickname anyway, as he explained to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher and Rich on Thursday.
“That’s a bad, that’s a bad name,” Ainge said of the ‘Time Lord’ moniker. “I would not take credit for that.”
Whoa, whoa. What?!
“You don’t like the ‘Time Lord’ nickname, Danny?” Jon Wallach asked.
“I don’t, no,” Ainge replied. “I think we can do better.”
With all due respect, given some of the memes that have been birthed as a result of the nickname, I straight-up refuse to believe we could do better.
Williams himself seems to be on board with the nickname, though he has no idea how it started.
But if Ainge gets his wish and ‘Time Lord’ is out, what’s his suggestion?
Sorry, Danny, but if that’s what we’re bringing to the table, it appears ‘Time Lord’ is absolutely here to stay.
You can listen to Ainge’s complete interview with the guys down below.