Read up on this guy, he’s pretty damn good.
MassLive: Tony Gaffney never imagined he would say the words he said Friday.
“I’m a Los Angeles Laker now. Hopefully, I can turn some heads,” said Gaffney, the former University of Massachusetts men’s basketball forward, who was been added to the Lakers’ summer league team roster Friday.
Gaffney grew up in Berkley. He has been a lifelong Boston Celtics fan.
“I didn’t tell the Lakers that,” Gaffney said with a laugh.
Gaffney was not taken in the NBA Draft Thursday. His agent, Sam Porter, said Friday that several teams had shown interest in the 6-foot-8 player as a free agent.
Gaffney has not been offered a contract by the Lakers, but he is assured a place on their roster in the NBA’s summer league, which will be held in Las Vegas from July 10-19.
That alone shows the Lakers are taking him seriously, Gaffney said.