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Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 2:12 pm  |  21 responses

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Aubrey O’Day likes the Celtics almost as much as she likes being on TV.

Originally published in SLAM 147


by Tzvi Twersky | @ttwersky

A talented singer with a stunning figure, Aubrey O’Day is best known for starring in—and then being kicked out of—Danity Kane on Making The Band, MTV’s Diddy-hosted now-defunct reality show. A few years removed from that, the 26-year-old hopes to soon be known for her own reality show—All About Aubrey, which debuts March 7 on Oxygen—and for her die-hard support of the Boston Celtics.

SLAM: How’d you get into hoops?
AO: I got really into it, like kind of obsessed, about five to six years ago. I was always aware of the rivalry that existed between Boston and L.A., but I never really cared to root for the home team and I always found myself gravitating toward Boston. And a good friend of mine is a huge Boston fan, and I ended up becoming obsessed with Boston.

SLAM: Did you ever play basketball?
AO: I never played for a team. I played in high school for fun, but I was always a cheerleader or dance team. I was one of the people that should be sleeping with the basketball players, not playing [laughs].

SLAM: So what’s it like being a Celtics fan in L.A.? You take heat for that?
AO: Oh my God! I can’t even tell you! I get death threats on Twitter!

SLAM: For real?
AO: Literally, it was the worst experience. I was coming home from Boston, and I twittered, and people were like, “I hope you die on your flight home to L.A.”

SLAM: So why is basketball your sport?
AO: Well, I didn’t grow up being a sports girl. I cared way more about looking at the hot guys playing than actually getting into the game. I wasn’t passionate about the actual teamwork behind it and what it took to be a good player or team. But over the past five or six years, all of that’s really changed, especially being in Danity Kane and understanding how strong team unity can be and how difficult it is. I have so much more respect for a team that plays like a team, because it is so much harder.

SLAM: So who was the Kobe Bryant of Danity Kane?
AO: Does it have to be Kobe? Can it be Paul Pierce? [Laughs.]

SLAM: Yeah, who was Paul Pierce?
AO: Me! Hello! I’m the one who has my own show! I’m the team captain, dude. I mean if I could be anyone, I’d be Big Baby—or Big Shamrock (Shaq). But I will say, if I had to be compared, I’d be Paul Pierce.

SLAM: What do you think about Rajon Rondo?
AO: I love him! I Just saw his cover that you guys did on SLAM issue 145. He’s so adorable. He’s leading the League in assists. He’s dope. Rondo’s been a great player for the Celtics. Shaq, Big Baby, Rondo—I’m good friends with Nate. I love all of their team.

SLAM: Do you think they’re going to win the championship this year?
AO: I think as a Celtics fan, I always have to say yes.

SLAM: It has to be pretty cool to have an interview about basketball for once and not about music or fashion, right?
AO: Yeah, I love it. My best friend said, “Tell SLAM Bill Simmons said that you’re a legitimate Celtics fan. He even wrote about you!”

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  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Not “a legitimate Celtics fan” in my book.
    Sorry.
    And it ain’t just cause she’s a Celtics fan in LA.
    But she just got into it like 5 years ago?
    Cause a friend of hers likes them?
    A friend of mine likes the Seattle Mariners, so what?
    I’m not about to become a huge Mariners (or baseball in general) fan as a result.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    Enigmatic, I think you have made your feelings about Baseball pretty clear lol. I hate it too, when basketball season ends and I see that on my TV, suicidal is not too strong of a word.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    When I read this in the mag, I remembered why I dislkiked her the most on Making the Band. After reading it, I still dislike her. She had the worst voice in Danity Kane (yes, I remember their name) but she was cute for a minute….then she kind of hit a Britney-like wall. Too bad she roots for the Celtics too.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    AllBall – the worst is when like 8 of Sportcenter’s Top 10 plays are baseball highlights, even when it’s a night of amazing NBA highlights.
    I mean, I don’t know baseball, but isn’t a dude waaaaay out in the outfield supposed to catch the damn ball?
    What’s highlight-worthy about that?
    But like I said, I don’t know baseball.

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    I know nothing of Baseball, there is nothing that will make me want to change that. If there is a lockout (god willing there isn’t), I am going to become a full time CBB watcher, like I used to be.

  • Monstarzz

    Ha. *Like*

  • JTaylor21

    I’m this close to being a celtic fan after seeing that shirt stretch further than the great wall.

  • MikeC.

    Celtic fans get her, while us Knick fans get Spike. Spike is a long-term die-hard Knick fan so I give him his props, but he sure doesn’t look like Aubrey.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    People, shorty may be attractive, but she’s not as attractive as that picture makes her look. Photoshop is a girl’s best friend.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    I don’t know, Allen.
    I actually googled her cause I don’t know much about her.
    And I thought this photo of hers was nothing compared the some of the other photos I seen of her.
    Google Images is a boy’s best friend.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    I seen better pics of her elsewhere, Allen.
    Shorty is bangin’.

  • http://dawniepoohlovers101.freeforums.org/ Unknown

    Thats Not Her Body In The Picture But I Still Love Her … IF Your Not Interested In Basketball Don’t Comment … Duh – ___ -

  • HAMMER

    Who is she anyways? I have no idea who she is

  • http://twitter.com/smileyoufckers Bryan

    The worst part is the Bill Simmons name drop.

  • T-Money

    i can guarantee you that nate got it on the low. hope his wifey doesn’t read slam lol.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Its cool to hate Bill Simmons.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.net Kevin

    I always thought she was meh as far as reality chicks go. I can think of 5 Flavor Of Love girls I like better

  • Hursty

    Not gonna lie… that picture does her no favours. Don’t find her attractive (in that pic), sorry.

  • bigslim31

    Every girl I have ever known who was fine didn’t have to try to look it. The pose in the picture is almost like her saying, “I think I’m fine, don’t you?” or something. Probably an attractive girl, but loose the insecurities and become comfortable in your own skin and we can talk.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3S4dBk4E1g IAMORANGE4EVER

    haters gonna hate!

  • http://yahoo.com rudy

    haha she’s still alive?

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