Red saw his career as one long walk through enemy territory armed only with purity of heart.
Tag Archives: Boston Celtics
￼Red Auerbach: The New York Knicks are Overrated, 1971
No one can tell Auerbach what it takes to win a championship, nor can anyone tell him what it is like to remain a champion.
￼Boston Celtics: Dynasties are Dead, 1970
The dynastic age is dead.
￼Bob Cousy: A Frenchman from Long Island, 1953
Today, Cousy is the hottest thing in basketball, a ballhandler who does unbelievable things with a pair of unbelievably big hands with which he manipulates a basketball as if it were a ping-pong ball.
￼Paul Silas: Shrewdness in Seattle, 1980
“In order to stay in this league for any length of time, you’ve got to be excellent at something,” Silas said. “Rebounding was my specialty, and I just worked at it.”
Jim Ard: In a Pressure Cooker, 1974
For the time being, Ard is putting all the ifs and buts out of his mind. His wife, daughter, and now nine-month-old son are arriving tomorrow, and, when the furniture gets here, they’ll move into an apartment he’s rented in Peabody.
￼Dave Cowens: Behind Basketball’s Revolution, 1974
Cowens is a towering Huckleberry Finn in appearance, but he plays basketball like King Kong tearing up the town.
￼Who’s the Greatest?—Bird, Magic, or MJ, 1988
Dissecting greatness: Arguing for and against three NBA icons.
￼Boston Celtics: Remembering the Backboard-Shattering 1940s
Some funny things happened on the way to the greatest dynasty in the history of pro sports.
￼Dennis Johnson: Committed, 1985
Dennis Johnson has matured through the seasons. His emotions now do not erupt at coaches, they are channeled into his superlative all-around game.