Don Mattingly celebrated his birthday by shooting hoops before the Bucks and Celtics game
With the Marlins in Milwaukee to play the Brewers on Friday night, Don Mattingly had some time to kill in the morning. Since it was his 57th birthday, there was no better way to celebrate than heading to the BMO Harris Bradley Center to take some jump shots before the Celtics and Bucks showed up for their playoff game. It's good to be Mattingly:
Don Mattingly out here whapping jumpers before Celtics shootaround pic.twitter.com/v9cnvokFjG- Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 20, 2018
With his power and that sweet mid-range jumper, it certainly seems like Mattingly could slot in as a decent power forward. We shouldn't be surprised, though: Mattingly was born in Evansville, Indiana, so he probably came out of the womb getting buckets.
There's some basketball history in the family, too. After Don's son, Preston, left the Dodgers system, he went to Lamar University to play some hoops: