Boston — News of last week’s disputes between football players and basketball players at Kansas University struck a chord with second-year Boston Celtics guard J.R. Giddens, who was stabbed in the calf after getting mixed up in an early-morning fight outside a Lawrence bar his sophomore year at KU.
“When you’re at a university and you’re a young kid, obviously you’re going to make some mistakes,’’ Giddens told the Boston Globe. “And I’m a person that’s made my own mistakes. So hopefully they learn from that and they make better decisions next time.”
Giddens was on crutches for weeks, and eventually he came to an agreement with coach Bill Self to transfer to New Mexico.
“I learned there’s a way that you should and shouldn’t act,” Giddens said. “That could have been the end of my career. So it kind of made me want to be wise about the decisions I made.”