Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier famously repped a Drew Bledsoe New England Patriots jersey during last season's playoffs, simultaneously showing love to Boston's football team and throwing shade at Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe.
The Patriots must have appreciated the gesture, as they invited Rozier to open the locker room door for the team before their first game of the 2018 season against the Houston Texans:
Here's Rozier opening the Patriots' locker room door before today's game (via @Celtics' Instagram) pic.twitter.com/AnP5rmT9bv
— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) September 9, 2018
Rozier then stuck around with Celtics teammate Daniel Theis to watch the Patriots pull out a 27-20 win:
It has been quite the weekend for Rozier, who was called on stage by Drake at a concert on Saturday night.
The Louisville product became a fan favorite in Boston last season after he stepped into the void left by Kyrie Irving when he injured his knee. During the playoffs, Rozier stepped up his game tremendously and provided a scoring punch and consistent energy to a team that had been devastated by injury. He averaged 16.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.3 steals per game before being knocked out by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Rozier played so well that he has proved to the team and the league that he is more than capable of taking a starting role. This is good news for Celtics fans, as Irving is an unrestricted free agent next season, and it is not clear whether he wants to return to Boston or switch teams for the second time in three years.
Rozier is a budding star who will certainly get more minutes next year as Irving eases his way back into action, and everyone in Boston is excited to see how the young point guard progresses even further.