James White looked at the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Friday and saw -- more or less -- the New England Patriots on the hard court.

White, who attended the Celtics' game against the Magic, told CSN's Abby Chin this 2017 Celtics team remind him of the Patriots.

"They're having a great season," White said. "They're in first place right now. Isaiah Thomas is having a big season. All different guys are playing their roles. They kind of remind me of the Patriots in a way. Hopefully, they can take it all the way."

Here's what else he said during the interview. 

On the offseason: "It's been going well. Got some down time. Working out. It's almost time to start the new season. I'm definitely excited for that."

On where he spends the offseason: "I spend most of my offseason in Florida. [I] try to get away from the cold a little bit. I'm used to the cold from college [at Wisconsin] though."

On whether the Patriots ever talk about pursuing a perfect season: "No, I mean. We just take it one game at a time, one offseason at a time. We just want to go out there and win games."

On the Patriots' big-name acquisitions: "Coach Belichick's a great coach. He knows what he's doing. No matter who's out there, we want to go execute as a team, no matter what players we have or how many big name players we have."