Wearing sneakers adorned with the message “Team Waters!” and “Waters Way!” Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters scored 16 points and had three assists in a summer league playoff game just two days after the death of his father.
Ed Waters, 49, was found dead in a West Haven, Connecticut, hotel on Thursday, according to police. The medical examiner’s office on Friday ruled Waters’ death a suicide.
Tremont Waters wrote a message on his sneakers in memory of his father, who passed away on Thursday. pic.twitter.com/glKI7y0G6A
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Tremont Waters did not speak with reporters after Saturday’s game, a 94-88 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies that eliminated the Celtics from the summer league playoffs.
A point guard out of LSU, Waters was drafted in the second round (No. 51 overall) by the Celtics in last month’s NBA draft.