C's mingle with President Obama


Twitter / Glen Davis ... via kwout

Members of the Celtics mingled with President Obama Tuesday night in a private meeting during a fundraiser at the Museum of Fine Arts.


Glen Davis posted this picture to his Twitter account Tuesday.The meeting was not open to the media, including the White House traveling press corps. According to the Celtics, the gathering was optional and not all players attended.

"We were thrilled to visit with the President," Celtics co-owner and managing partner Stephen Pagliuca said in a statement through the team. "He spoke about the Boston Celtics unselfish play and teamwork. It was inspiring for us to hear those words and we told the President we hope to see him in the White House in the fall after the NBA Finals."

The Celtics visited the White House in September of 2008 after winning their 17th world title.

The team's players, owners and coaches presented President Bush with a green Celtics jersey emblazoned with "43," a nod to Bush's standing as the 43rd president, and an autographed basketball.

After that ceremony, Celtics captain Paul Pierce said meeting the president was more nerve-wracking than the NBA finals.

"I got real nervous back there, my hands were sweaty," he said. "I was more nervous right here today."