Celtics rookie Robert Williams, who is still figuring stuff out, now has one extremely clear agenda item: Remember the physical location of his wallet.
MassLive reports that the 20-year-old misplaced his wallet twice in a two-day span, each time with a flight to catch. On the Friday before Summer League began, Celtics staffers rushed to recover his wallet from his hotel room, enabling to bring identification to his flight out of Boston. That Sunday, shortly before a flight returning to Boston, Williams says he realized his wallet was in Dallas, three hours away, in possession of his friend D.J. Hogg, who plays on the Pelicans’ Summer League team. From the article:
“I was like, ‘Yo bro, I can’t get my wallet. D.J., send me my wallet,’” Williams said.
But Williams said Hogg told him overnight shipping was too expensive.
“I was like ‘Bro, you have money bro,’” Williams said. “But he just brought it out here (to Las Vegas).”
Williams ended up missing that flight—perhaps for wallet-related reasons—and thus the Celtics’ first practice, which sent plenty of skeptical glances his way. He claimed he was eventually able to get through security without identification:
“It was like almost morning, close to the flight, just getting everything ready, putting everything by the door, and I’m like ‘(Expletive), I ain’t got my ID,’” Williams said. “I’m like, ‘Cool, they’ll let me through.’ I kept telling myself that. And then a couple of my homeboys was like ‘Bro, like, that (expletive) is gonna be tough. They’re not gonna just let you through.’ But I got through.”
Williams is working on addressing the problem. “I got to start gluing it to my phone or something,” he said.