Former Celtic Walter McCarty Brings the Soul, Will Perform Live at Lexington Opera House in Kentucky

Usually, when NBA players attempt to make it big in the music industry, they just wind up embarrassing themselves — look no further than Shaquille O'Neal's days as a rapper.

But former Boston Celtics forward Walter McCarty — or known to many C's fans as simply, "Waltah" — is eschewing the typical angry, rant rap route in favor of a softer, more sensual path.

While the 6-foot-10 forward never made a huge splash in the NBA — his best season came with the C's in 1997-98 when he averaged 9.6 points per game — he could very well make it big on some R&B radio stations with his brand of "date" music.

McCarty will perform live on August 28 at the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, Ky.

Listen to the recording below to hear the dulcet tones of the big man's soulful voice in his song, "Moment For Love."

Close your eyes while you listen, and it's pretty easy to imagine the requisite — and cheesy — candles flickering all around McCarty as he sings to a loved one.

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