VFL Grant Williams Trolls Vanderbilt During Celtics’ Press Conference

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Grant Williams is at it again.

On Friday afternoon, before the Boston Celtics’ Game Six contest against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, former Tennessee basketball star Grant Williams took a quick second to shoutout Tennessee Baseball in the SEC Tournament… and troll Vanderbilt.

Before Tennessee’s win against LSU on Friday night, the Vols took down Vanderbilt by a score of 10-1 on Thursday. While donning a black Tennessee shirt, Williams was sure to talk his talk.

“Not much Tennessee baseball gear but I’m trying to show them love,” Williams said as he was sitting down to begin his press conference on Friday afternoon. “10-1 against Vandy. I’ve been talking trash all day!”

The short clip, posted to Twitter by WBIR Sports Director Karthik Venkataraman, can be seen below.

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Funny enough, the Boston Celtics have not one, but two former Vanderbilt players on their roster. Former Vanderbilt guard Aaron Nesmith was a first-round selection by the Celtics in 2020, while seven-foot forward Luke Kornet is in his third year in the NBA.

It’s hard not to imagine that Kornet and Nesmith were almost certainly on the receiving end of Williams’ Vanderbilt taunts throughout the day.

In January of 2019, Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt in Nashville on the basketball court in overtime with Grant Williams leading the charge in one of his best games as a Volunteer. Williams scored a career-high 43 points against the Commodores, including going an astounding 23-of-23 from the free-throw line.

In Williams’ six games so far against the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, the former Tennessee star has scored a total of 50 points. In the Celtics’ Game Seven matchup against Milwaukee last round, though, Williams popped off for 27 points after knocking down seven three-pointers throughout the game.

On the baseball front, after Tennessee’s victory against Vanderbilt on Thursday, the Vols came back around on Friday and took down LSU by a score of 5-2 in a very late game at the Hoover Met. Now, Tennessee will wait for the conclusion of the Kentucky and LSU, to take on the winner in the semi-finals on Saturday. The time for that game has yet to be announced.

Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.