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Gordon Hayward admits part of him hoped Celtics would lose without him

Lucy Burdge
September 26, 2018 - 12:53 pm

Gordon Hayward appeared on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take on Wednesday and talked about how difficult it was to root for the Celtics to win without him last season after he broke his ankle.

"I don't think you'd be human if there wasn't a part of you that was like, 'I hope that we lose,'" Hayward said told hosts PFT Commenter and Big Cat.

"Like I got hurt, I think we lost our first two games, but then we went on like an 18 or 19 game win streak,” he continued. “And I was laying in bed like 'Come on! What's going on?' There's a part of me thats like, 'Dude, they are winning without me, what's the deal?' But then there's another side of me that's like, 'Okay, this is why I came to Boston. We're going to be good, we're going to have a chance to win the whole thing.' Rooting for them, these are your teammates."

Hayward broke his ankle in his very first game with the Celtics last season and plans to be back from the gruesome injury this season.