Celtics Hub’s very own Zach Lowe has stirred up a bit of attention (rightfully deserved I might add) around Marquis Daniels’ twitter posting from yesterday. Here is a detailed description of the post, along with the exchange between Lowe and Daniels, courtesy of a post made by our faithful leader and Truehoop blogger Henry Abbott
Any body got a rednose pit dat u wana breed wit my Orlando raised brown eyed Doberman I have her tail n ears clipped…she’s a prize fighter
Holy ghost of Michael Vick. Please, Mr. Daniels, on behalf of the Celtics and all that is holy, explain this in a way that makes sense. You are not really bragging about your prize fighter of a dog, right?
Lowe reached out to Daniels by Twitter last night, and got a couple of quick denials that this is what it appears it might be:
Two people who know Marquis Daniels say exactly the same thing: Daniels is the kind of guy who would make an outlandish joke on Twitter. But he is not the kind of guy who would fight dogs.
More from the post…
Casimir K. works for Colourful Money, the firm that designed Daniels’ Twitter page. He confirms that this Twitter feed really does come from Daniels the player, and that Daniels is no Michael Vick.
“No not at all,” he explains. “He doesn’t have time for that. He doesn’t do much of anything besides basketball.”
But is Daniels the kind of guy to say outrageous things in the name of comedy?
“Yes. He’s a silly, down-to-earth, cool dude,” says Casimir.
And, apparently, he does not have anything to do with fighting dogs, despite what you may have read on Twitter.
I’m thinking that next time, it might be smarter to skip that particular joke, or have you considered a text message?
Abbott sums up the situation quite well there with his final line when looking at the situation many players will be facing when letting themselves speak unfiltered on twitter. Kudos to Zach for following up on the situation with Daniels and giving him a chance to explain himself.
Celtics fans are still in the process of getting to know Daniels right now, so I guess it’s good that we know the guy will have a sense of humor, albeit maybe a little out of the ordinary one at that. People should try not to judge Daniels too much here, but here’s hoping next time Quisy makes his jokes about sensitive subjects a little more clear…..especially when the rest of the online world isn’t in on the joke.