Jae Crowder is thriving with the Boston Celtics, and he received a nice validation of his strong play Tuesday — from a potato.
Yes, a potato.
If you’re wondering what the heck we’re talking about, here are a couple of photos Crowder posted on his Instagram story Tuesday:
Apparently, someone thought it would be kind to send the Celtics forward a potato, complete with his own likeness and a pretty awesome message:
“The Mavs f***ed up, and everyone knows it! Glad to see you in Boston balling as you do!”
Crowder, of course, spent his first two-plus seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, seeing limited minutes, before joining the Celtics and developing into a solid two-way starter.
So, who is the mystery sender who delivered Crowder his motivational spud? We have a hunch: The company Potato Parcel, which appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank last year, makes a business of sending personalized messages to people that are written on potatoes. (Don’t ask us why.) Potato Parcel took responsibility for sending Dirk Nowitzki a congratulatory potato after he broke the 30,000-point barrier, and its Instagram suggests it has sent the food staple to other NBA stars.
Crowder is averaging 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the No. 1 seed Celtics, so he certainly deserves to be the beneficiary of what we assume is Potato Parcel’s latest edible gift.
Thumbnail photo via Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports Images
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