Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

The Boston Celtics have acquired center Mike Muscala from the Oklahoma City Thunder for two-second round picks and forward Justin Jackson. The trade was designed to add more forward/center depth for an aging Al Horford and an injury-prone Rob Williams. Also, Muscala’s above-average three-point shooting percentage should make him a slight upgrade over Luke Kornet. 

On Friday’s Toucher & Rich radio program—Fred, Rich and Wallach discover that the Celtics newcomer had a short-lived freestyle hip-hop career. 

  • DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 22: Mike Muscala #33 of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter at Ball Arena on October 22, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)

    DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 22: Mike Muscala #33 of the Oklahoma City Thunder defends Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter at Ball Arena on October 22, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)

  • Rich: I’m being told by our own Mike Lockhart that Mike Muscala, the guy the Celtics just ended up signing, had a rap career for a while when he was in Atlanta… 

    Fred: Yeah, that is unfortunate. 

    Rich: Yeah. Who knows? Who knows? Maybe he’s the one athlete that’s a good rapper. He could be the guy. I haven’t heard this yet either, Fred. So, let’s take a listen together. Let’s go. 

    Fred: Oh, it’s going to be good. It’ll be good. 

    Rich: Let’s take a listen…

  • Muscala Freestyle

  • Fred: Oh yeah, that was worse than I thought it was going to be. 

    Rich: I mean, it’s not Trevor Bauer bad. But, it’s pretty bad. 

    Fred: Pretty bad? Oh, no, it’s bad. He should have known better. I realize he’s a very tall man, but someone needs to get between him and the microphone. 

    Rich: What’s the story behind that one? Was this just another guy who was like, I can do this? 

    Wallach: No, I think it was part of a competition on TNT. You could hear him call out Ernie Johnson. 

    Fred: I don’t know if it’s a competition. I think they probably found that he rapped. He said, ‘I’ll kick one for you guys.’ Because that was not a complete freestyle. There’s no question about it. 

    Fred: He was having a lot of trouble finding the beat there. A lot of trouble. 

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  • Ryan Beaton is a Producer and Contributor for 985thesportshub.com. You can follow Ryan at @ry_beaton on Twitter.

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