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Celtics' Vincent Poirier expecting child, calls himself hilarious nickname in post

Celtics' Vincent Poirier expecting child, calls himself hilarious nickname in post

For the second time in a week, a member of the Boston Celtics has announced that they are expecting a child.

A week ago, Robyn Hayward confirmed that she and her husband, Gordon Hayward, would be having their fourth child. And for the first time, the Haywards would be having a boy.

This week, Assou, the partner of Celtics rookie center Vincent Poirier, confirmed that the couple is expecting a baby girl. Here's her post via Instagram.

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Poirier took to Twitter to break the news as well, but his announcement had a rather... different tone than that of Assou's. Poirier's was fairly normal save for the nickname that he referred to himself as in the post.

Evidently, this nickname was not self-chosen by Poirier and it was one that a beat reporter jokingly gave him at some point this season. But Poirier is apparently embracing it, based on this post.

Frankly, it's pretty hilarious (albeit a bit cringeworthy) and further showcases Poirier's sense of humor, which has been welcome in the Celtics locker room this season.

Poirier has played sparingly across 21 games for the Celtics this season, averaging 1.9 points and 1.6 rebounds in 5.4 minutes per game.

How Red Claws are connected to coronavirus as NBA G League suspends season

How Red Claws are connected to coronavirus as NBA G League suspends season

The repercussions of an NBA player testing positive for coronavirus may be felt up in Maine.

The NBA announced Wednesday night it has suspended the 2019-20 season after Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Utah's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The NBA G League soon followed suit, suspending its own season early Thursday morning.

How could the Boston Celtics' G League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, be connected to the coronavirus outbreak? Celtics center Vincent Poirier and guard Carsen Edwards both were in Utah for Boston's Feb. 26 game against Gobert's Jazz and were assigned to Maine eight days later on March 6.

The NBA reportedly has asked players on Utah's opponents over the last 10 days -- the Celtics (who hosted the Jazz on March 6), Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors -- to self-quarantine as a precaution in case they contracted the virus from Gobert.

While the Celtics' Feb. 26 game in Utah doesn't fall in that 10-day window, Poirier apparently went to dinner with fellow Frenchman Gobert on March 5 in Boston prior to joining the Red Claws, according to Forbes' Chris Grenham.

Poirier then played for the Red Claws in Portland on Friday night against the Grand Rapids Drive. He has been with Maine since, while Edwards returned to the Celtics and joined Boston for its trip to Indiana to play the Pacers on Tuesday.

Neither the G League nor the Red Claws had directed players to self-quarantine as of Thursday morning, but it's still wise for the G League to suspend operations considering the number of players who regularly go back and forth between NBA clubs and their affiliates.

Several Celtics players have spent significant time in Maine this season, including Poirier, Edwards, Tacko Fall, Romeo Langford and Tremont Waters.

How Tacko Fall, Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards fared for Red Claws Sunday

How Tacko Fall, Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards fared for Red Claws Sunday

Tacko Fall returned to action for the Maine Red Claws on Sunday, completing what was an intriguing lineup in their afternoon game vs. the Windy City Bulls.

Fall, who missed Friday's game with a foot injury, suited up alongside fellow Boston Celtics rookies Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards, and Vincent Poirier.

It still wasn't enough to lead to a Red Claws victory, though, as Windy City defeated Maine by a score of 120-112.

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Here's how Fall, Waters, Edwards, and Poirier each performed:


Tacko was sensational in his return. The 7-foot-5 phenom was only one block away from a triple-double, as he posted 16 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocks on the day. Fall has been a walking double-double with the Red Claws all season long.


Waters took a back seat to the other C's rookies on Sunday as he tallied only five points on 2-for-7 shooting. He continued to be a dime-dropper for Maine, however, as he dished out six assists.


Edwards continues to have trouble finding his shot. The Purdue product had eight points on 3-for-14 shooting. He was a putrid 0-for-8 from 3-point range.


Poirier notched his second straight double-double, dropping 15 points while bringing down 12 boards. He also swatted away three shots.

Other standouts in this game for the Red Claws were Bryce Brown (18 points, 5 rebounds), Kaiser Gates (15 points, 10 rebounds), and Yante Maten (15 points, 10 rebounds).

The Red Claws next will play Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET when they'll visit the Delaware Blue Coats.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Thunder-Celtics, which begins Sunday at 5 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, followed by tip-off at 6 p.m. You can also stream on the MyTeams App.