Ever wonder where the “Scary Terry” nickname came from for Terry Rozier? Allow the Celtics guard to explain.
In a lengthy interview with GQ — how many backup point guards get those? — Rozier pointed to the exact shot that spawned the name and sold 10,000 t-shirts. It was his steal and dunk at the buzzer to beat the Pacers in Indianapolis last winter.
I love scary movies (and) Scream is my favorite. The way he talks on the phone, talks stuff and all that. (Then) the season plays out, we play Indiana Pacers and I got that last steal and dunk. People started calling me Scary Terry around that time. I was in L.A. and one of the guys in my agency who does marketing sent me shirts. It had the Jason mask on there. And I was like, “We need to get the Scream mask on there.” Then, around the time the playoffs, we started selling them out.
People don’t know that I don’t really like the name Scary Terry. I like it when the fans call me it. But outside of basketball, none of my friends call me Scary Terry. But I don’t want nobody to think it was just for that year. I feel like it’s kind of my name in the league now.
So there you have it. With Kyrie Irving’s future beyond this season up in the air — the Knicks are expected to make an aggressive push — Scary Terry could have value in Boston well into the future. In the meantime, here’s a look at the shot that started it all.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog