August 11, 2022

Boston Celtics superfan Carl Lenhart has many nicknames, but he’s best known as the “Chest Pump Guy” because he constantly thumps his chest to pump up the TD Garden crowd during crunch times. It’s beyond words,” Lenhart said. Lenhart is often shown on the jumbotron at the end of Celtics games and gets the crowd excited.” heart, every soul. And then I’ll[pump the air with my fist]. I will have so much animation and energy, and I am almost 80 years old. So you got a guy like me doing that, you 17s better go!” Now Lenhart is recognized across the country with many Celtics fans taking pictures with him and even impersonating him.” When I do that and get up and do whatever I do, it makes people happy. need this in the world!” he said. “We’ve had enough trouble, and to have a happy moment, I’m glad I can bring this to the fans.” Unfortunately, tickets for games 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals are too expensive for Lenhart, so he won’t be inside the TD Garden on Wednesday or Friday to pump up the crowd.Celtics NewsCenter 5 also had a chance to catch up with another Celtics superfan ahead of Game 3 at Boston, Hayden Cullimore, 17. Cullimore grew up in Utah, but he’s a bigger Celtics fan than most Bostonians. “My walls are full of jerseys. My shelves are Celtics. My curtains are Celtics. My bedspread is Celtics. It’s all Celtics,” Cullimore said. At a very young age, Cullimore was hospitalized with a rare liver disease. “From 2 months we didn’t know if he would survive or not,” his mother said. , Tessa Cullimore. Every time the C’s came to Salt Lake City to play the Utah Jazz, Hayden Cullimore had the chance to meet Celtics players and coaches. But seeing the team play in Boston has long been on his bucket list. “When I was 8 years old, after a transplant, I had the chance to make a ‘Make-a-Wish’ and I was like, ‘You know, I’m young, I have my family. Let’s all go to Florida and Disney World, and let’s all have a good time,” he said. Tessa Cullimore then decided to make a promise to her son years ago. after Game 7 (of the Eastern Conference Finals). And now we’re here, making my dreams come true,” Hayden Cullimore said on Wednesday. So Game 3 of the NBA Finals will be Hayden Cullimore’s first time watching the Celtics play in Boston. He’s better now, but he’s will need another liver transplant in the future.

Boston Celtics super-fan Carl Lenhart has many nicknames, but he’s best known as the “Chest Pump Guy” because he constantly thumps his chest to pump up the TD Garden crowd during tough times.

“Whether you can [pump your chest]and show face, and [raise your arms and shout]is to express it. It’s beyond words,” Lenhart said.

Lenhart is often shown on the jumbotron at the end of Celtics games and thrills the crowd with his enthusiasm.

“It’s my chest pump, it’s the, ‘We’re in this game together. All heart. All soul.’ And then I’m gonna[pump the air with my fist]. I’ll have so much animation and energy, and I’m almost 80. So you got a guy like me doing this, you 17-year-olds better get in in there!”

Now, Lenhart is recognized nationwide, and many Celtics fans take pictures with him and even impersonate him.

“When I do that and get up and do whatever I do, it makes people happy. Man, we need that in the world!” he said. “We’ve had enough problems, and to have a moment of happiness, I’m glad I can bring that to the fans.”

Unfortunately, tickets to Game 3 and 4 of the NBA Finals are too expensive for Lenhart, so he won’t be inside TD Garden on Wednesday or Friday to pump up the crowd.

“Everything is Celtic”

NewsCenter 5 also had a chance to catch up with another Celtics superfan ahead of Game 3 in Boston, 17-year-old Hayden Cullimore.

Cullimore grew up in Utah, but he’s a bigger Celtics fan than most Bostonians.

“My walls are full of jerseys. My shelves are Celtics. My curtains are Celtics. My bedspread is Celtics. Everything is Celtics,” Cullimore said.

At a very young age, Cullimore was hospitalized with a rare liver disease.

“From 2 months we didn’t know if he would survive or not,” said his mother, Tessa Cullimore.

Every time the C’s came to Salt Lake City to play the Utah Jazz, Hayden Cullimore had the chance to meet Celtics players and coaches. But seeing the team play in Boston has long been on his to-do list.

“When I was 8 years old, after a transplant, I had the chance to make a ‘Make-a-Wish’ and I was like, ‘You know, I’m young, I have my family. Let’s all go in Florida and Disney World, and everyone is having a great time,” he said.

Tessa Cullimore then decided to make a promise to her son years ago.

“I said, ‘Well, if they ever get to the (NBA) Finals, maybe we can get to Boston,'” she said.

“We bought tickets the night after Game 7 (of the Eastern Conference Finals). And now we’re here, fulfilling my dreams,” Hayden Cullimore said Wednesday.

So Game 3 of the NBA Finals will be Hayden Cullimore’s first time watching the Celtics play in Boston. He is better now, but he will need another liver transplant in the future.