(Updated Monday at 10 p.m.: Paul Pierce was at it again this year on Halloween. He tweeted photos @paulpierce34 of himself as "Buzz Lightyear" and another photo with his his wife, Julie Landrum, and their two children all in costume. And, never to be outdone or overshadowed by anyone, @Shaq posted this video via twitter on his TOUT page. Not sure what is going on in there. Maybe you can figure that one out. I can't.)
Toss in an NBA lockout and you've got a bag full of tricks.
The costumed fun around here got started last week when Zdeno Chara found the world's largest bunny suit and visited some kids at Children's Hospital along with Bruins teammates Brad Marchand (prince), Jordan Caron (crayon) and Adam "Fred Flintstone" McQuaid. Overall, the best Halloween photos of late have come from NBA stars and their twitter feeds. Paul Pierce is a champ. He starred in last year's best group shot as a frog (above) with Rajon Rondo (Tiger), Jermaine O'Neal (Mr. T.), Glen "Big Baby" Davis (pajamas), Delonte West (Guy Fawkes) and Kevin Garnett ('DJ Lance' Rock from "Yo Gabba Gabba."
Pierce got into costume again Saturday with a sort-of attempt at Bob Marley with someone who might remind you of Ray Allen. @paulpierce34 tweeted: "We need some names hook us up y'all lol." Good luck with that.
Speaking of his artistic side - Pierce continued his social media antics with this quick video of himself rolling a strike at his personal bowling alley complete with a big-screen TV above both lanes. Not sure how many takes that one took. The truth is Pierce has got plenty of time to spare these days. Dwight Howard, the leader on twitter among active NBA players (if there is such a thing) - was homeless last year and was last seen "Tebowing."
The annual rite of athletes showing off their creativity and/or making fools of themselves has evolved from the simple super hero costume to 400 pounds of cross-dressing, Beyonce lip-synching Shaq. Who said the guy didn't contribute anything last season. "Shaqueeta" is lovely. This photo (posted on twitter @shaq in 2010) ought to become an annual rite of passage at Halloween.
By the way, those aren't implants.
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