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Tag Archives: Boston Celtics
Bill Sharman: The Shooter, 1965
What made Sharman’s shooting so remarkable was its purity. He shot with almost robot-like precision, his style so polished and precise that it seemed like an illustration for a book on how to play basketball.
Danny Ainge Tells His Side of the Baseball Story, 1982
“My gut feeling has always been to honor my contract. But should I do it if it’s only a matter of money?
Player Bill Russell Takes a Look at Coach Bill Russell, 1968
“I’ll repeat what I said before about this job,” says Russell. “The best player I’ve got is me.”
￼Bill Russell’s Biggest Challenge, 1967
The success or failure achieved by Russell, his team, and the NBA in picking their precarious way along that path will, justifiably or not, affect the future ambitions and lifetime careers of Black athletes in baseball, football—indeed, in all sports.
￼Bob McAdoo: Was He a One-Man Basketball Revolution? 1975
McAdoo is dangerous near the basket, but he also gets a lot of points on 15 and 20-foot jump shots, which he unleashes with a noticeable snap of the wrist, rather than a pushing maneuver.
￼Sam Jones: King of the Bank Shot, 1968
Jones’ trademark is the bank shot from the corner, or anywhere around the key, which hits the backboard and then angles neatly into the basket.
￼Bill Russell: First Wind, 1957
From that day on, William Felton Russell made everyone an imitator.
￼Bob Cousy: Little Mr. Basketball, 1961
Few men have the magnetic ability and personality to lift an audience to heights of great emotion and to bring vitality and excitement into the lives of the onlookers. Bob Cousy is one of those men.
￼Who is the Celtics’ MVP—Havlicek or Cowens? 1975
John Havlicek and Dave Cowens don’t look alike, and they are not built alike. But they are emotional twins, playing every game to the breaking point, giving 100 percent of themselves.