With two championship titles, retired jerseys and enviable stats, Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell has seen quite a few wins. But the former Celtics player turned radio broadcaster is still hungry for victory. He caught up with us before a pizza making showdown with retired Patriot fullback Patrick Pass at Eataly hoping for another taste.

What have you been up to since last year’s season? As it ended, in the seventh game against Cleveland, cried a little bit and then took a trip to Cabo … Little bit of vacation time, taking it easy with my family.

How are you feeling about the competition today? Oh man, I am excited about that! Cooking the pizza and being here and kicking Patrick’s ass? That sounds like a no brainer for me. I’m going to have a good time. I was here already practicing earlier, so I got a little head start on [Patrick].

You chose to donate the proceeds from this event to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Could you tell me a little bit about your choice to partner with them?  My girlfriend’s brother committed suicide, and I was thinking about the charity that I wanted to be involved in. I couldn’t think of any other thing that I felt was as important.

Do you have anything big coming up soon? Just the season. Friday night is the first exhibition game for the Celtics in Charlotte, at Chapel Hill against the Hornets. So I’m excited about that.

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