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Aug 16, 2019
History Week roundtable: where were you on June 16th, 2008?

History Week roundtable: where were you on June 16th, 2008?

Photo by Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Hint: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Where were you when the Celtics won the title in 2008? Tim MacLean: I was in my living room watching it with my mom. She’s a huge basketball fan and it was one of the last times I watched a title game with her. Now she thinks all the Boston teams lose whenever she watches so she doesn’t want to jinx them. To be fair, she was with me watching the Super Bowl against the Falcons. She went to bed when it was 28-3 and, well, we all know what happened. Maybe she’s only meant to watch the Cs. Greg Brueck-Cassoli: I...
Aug 14, 2019
History Week roundtable: ideal Celtics lineup

History Week roundtable: ideal Celtics lineup

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Design an ideal lineup of Celtics (not just an All-Time list, but the players that would compliment each other perfectly). Jeremy Stevens: The Garnett-Era Celtics were nearly flawless, but you can always make adjustments to fit today’s league. A score-first point guard in Isaiah is essential. Bigs like Garnett and Horford who can pass the ball and stretch the floor are non-negotiable. From there, you can fill out the lineup whoever you want, and I think it’s more important for those pieces to co-exist with the point guard rather than the big...
Aug 13, 2019
History Week roundtable: favorite non-star Celtic

History Week roundtable: favorite non-star Celtic

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via As kids, we loved dunks. Who was your favorite non-star (no All-Star) player growing up and why? Jack Noonan: Al Jefferson was always one of my favorite players growing up watching the Celtics. His bruising style of play instantly caught my eye when the Celtics drafted him. It was at the same time I played for my school and rec team as a taller, we’ll just say “bulkier,” kid in elementary school. I enjoyed how Big Al forced and bullied his way down low to grab rebounds and get put back buckets on offense. Even after being traded by the Celtics, it...
Aug 12, 2019
History Week roundtable: who would you bring back to join next season’s team?

History Week roundtable: who would you bring back to join next season’s team?

Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Bird is the word. What one player from Celtics history would you like to pluck from that era and put them in today’s game (assume he was able to grow up with modern conditioning, analytics, coaching, etc.)? Jack Noonan: I’ll take the easy one to start here and choose the legend, Larry Bird. I would love to see how his style could fit in this era with other players running up and down the court. Unfortunately, I was not alive to watch his games live, but the endless hours of YouTube videos has taught me how ahead of the curve he was in terms of pace. He...
Aug 12, 2019
Welcome to History Week

Welcome to History Week

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via After getting our first glimpse of the newest Celtics in green, we take a look back this week at the Boston’s legends that paved the way. Youth and promise and upside can be intoxicating, but there may not be anything more comforting and assuring than reminiscing about the good times. And the Celtics have had plenty of good times. ☘️☘️☘️☘️ @celtics #NBARooks out here at Rookie Photo Shoot! pic.twitter.com/x1mGrS9igO— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) August 11, 2019 With every crop of Celtics rookies, there’s always the running joke that...

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