The apparent next step in Robert Williams’ steep climb to adulthood: holding onto his wallet.
The talented Celtics rookie revealed why he’d fallen from a projected lottery pick into Boston’s hands at No. 27 in the NBA draft in the ensuing two weeks, sleeping through a conference call on his first day as a Celtic and missing a flight and his first summer league practice not long after.
But neither mishap is as embarrassing as the latest revelation about the 20-year-old’s level of maturity.
He lost his wallet.
In two days.
Two weeks ago, before Williams’s flight to Texas, Celtics staffers scrambled to locate the item after he’d left it in his hotel room.
The center was reunited with his wallet. Only to lose it again two days later, before a return flight to his new city.
Williams was in College Station. His wallet was three hours away, in Dallas, with former Texas A&M teammate David Hogg.
According to MassLive.com:
“I was like, ‘Yo bro, I can’t get my wallet. D.J., send me my wallet,’” Williams said.
But Williams said Hogg told him overnight shipping was too expensive.
“I was like ‘Bro, you have money bro,’” Williams said. “But he just brought it out here (to Las Vegas).”
Hilariously, his lacking a wallet isn’t even what caused him to miss the flight to Boston and the ensuing Celtics summer league practice.
Even more hilariously, he volunteered that information, admitting that he’d made it through security, just not in time for his flight.
He hasn’t played an NBA game yet, and already Williams is the league’s most unintentionally funny athlete.