As the Boston Celtics made their run to a 17th NBA championship, it was commonplace to see Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork courtside with his wife, Bianca.
Wilfork was at the Garden for the Celtics' title-clinching win last night, and took some time this morning to talk some hoop.
Seeing you courtside at these games, I'm curious, how did you become interested in basketball?
"I am an athlete. I love all sports. But I have been a Celtics fan my entire life. I am not just one of those people that got caught up in the season. I have been going to Celtics games since I have been here and like I said the Celtics have always been my favorite basketball team."
What are your thoughts on the Celtics winning it all?
"You know, my wife has said it from the beginning that they were going to win it all. I am not surprised. They are a great team and they came together this season like you can't believe."
What similarities do you see between football and basketball?
"I mean, teamwork is teamwork. I don't care what you are doing. I think being able to go out and play and give it 110 percent is the most important part of any sport. And in any sport you have to be unselfish and really go with what is working and get the job done. The Celtics have really done that this year."
How nice is it to be in the offseason and enjoy the competitive arena in another sport?
"It's great. Bianca and I have gone to a lot of games during our season but it is nice to know that we can relax and enjoy ourselves without having to worry about work the next day."
How would Kevin Garnett fare at wide receiver?
"He's got good hands [smiles]."