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Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.

What’s up today: Former Celtics star Antoine Walker is honored by the Sports Museum at its 13th annual “The Tradition” event at TD Garden, Sept. 17.

Walker: “It feels great. Boston is my second home. I look at this place like my family. To be back here with the Celtics organization and see a lot of the old faces and to see my body of work that I did here be appreciated is a great feeling. It seems like it would be customary [to do the “Antoine Wiggle”]. This is the proper setting for it. I haven’t done it in a long time. And it’s something that people here appreciated that I did. It was fun. I got a lot of recognition for it but, I don’t know, I’m getting a little old now. I stopped doing it a long time ago. I got mine [an NBA championship] with the Heat, but I feel like I’m a Celtic. Obviously, I appreciated when Paul and Ray and Kevin did what they did for Boston. Number 17. I feel good because I was able to get one. If I was sitting here and I never got a championship it would probably hurt, but I do feel good about it. Getting honored here in New England makes me feel special about the situation. I’m a Celtic. Definitely.”


Stan Grossfeld can be reached at grossfeld@globe.com.