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Blake Griffin places Boston on his Mt. Rushmore of NBA cities June 19, 2017 Alex Reimer

In the past, the Celtics have experienced trouble luring big-time free agents to Boston. But it seems as if Blake Griffin is intrigued by the idea of playing on the parquet. 

In a recent interview on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon my Take,” the Clippers forward, who’s set to become a free agent this offseason, said he would put Boston on his Mt. Rushmore of NBA cities. Other metropolitan areas that made the cut were New York, Phoenix and Toronto. 

When asked jokingly whether only “half” of him likes Boston –– Griffin is 50 percent black –– he briefly touched on the city’s racial history. “Half of me loves it,” he said. “The other half is hit-and-miss. It depends on who I run into. It depends on what story I’m reading about people being heckled at a Red Sox game.”

Before Celtics fans get too excited about this development, it’s worth noting there were a couple of caveats

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