Marquis Daniels' Stepfather Shot With Taser During Game 2
But even if he didn't make an impact on the game, his stepfather sure caused a stir.
Willie Buie, his stepfather, was shot with a police Taser and charged with resisting arrest Tuesday night during Game 2 at Amway Arena after being escorted from his seat by security personnel following a verbal confrontation with other fans around him.
Daniels, who grew up within walking distance of the arena where the Magic play, later bailed Buie out of jail before returning with the rest of his team to Boston Wednesday morning.
According to the Orlando police affidavit, Buie became physical and verbally abusive when officers tried to restrain him, cursing and flailing his arms and refusing to be handcuffed.
A woman who answered the phone which was listed on the police report told FanHouse Wednesday night that Buie was gone for the night, and she declined further comment.
Daniels, 28, is in his seventh NBA season, spending three years with the Dallas Mavericks and three years with the Indiana Pacers. He signed a two-year, $4 million contract as a free agent this summer with the Celtics. He has spoken several times in the past about a desire to play for the Magic.
Daniels was considered a key acquisition for the Celtics this summer, and he was a significant player early until he was injured, requiring surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb. After missing 28 games, he returned but never regained the confidence of his coaches.
He has played in only six of the Celtics' 13 playoff games, averaging only four minutes and one point. He wasn't used in the first two games of this series, which continues Saturday night in Boston.
The Celtics confirmed Buie's relationship with Daniels, but declined any further comment.