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Danny Ainge Doesn’t Have A Positive Body Image (Hint: He Thinks He’s Fat)

"Are you gonna eat that?"

No matter how long an old ball player has been out of the game, once playoff time rolls around, those competitive juices inevitably get flowing again, causing . And apparently, in Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge’s case, his competitive juices are likely very similar to au jus sauce. At least that’s what he probably thinks, given what he had to say recently about himself regarding his excitement about the team’s upcoming playoff series against the New York Knicks.

From the Boston Herald (via The Basketball Jones):

“This is the time of year when I want to go put a uniform on,” Ainge said. “But they probably don’t have any that fit me, except maybe Baby’s or Shaq’s.”

(cue instant rimshot)

But seriously folks, low self esteem is a huge problem and not something to be joked about. If I could give Mr. Ainge one piece of advice, it would be this: just start doing something about it. If you’re unhappy with your weight, simply doing anything to set your course in the right direction can do wonders. Pass on dessert, take a nice, long walk after dinner, or perhaps more fittingly in Ainge’s case, do something you have done before to burn calories, like throw a towel around when a member of the opposing team is shooting free throws. Anything will help.

Danny Ainge offers uniform response on Celtics [Boston Herald (via The Basketball Jones)]