Hackneyed, even corny as it may sound, with the Celtics the game was the thing
If the Celtics had a great tradition, they also had a bizarre one.
Probably the greatest guard who ever lived, from 1917 to 1936, Dehnert was the biggest name in pro basketball
Twenty or 30 years ago, most sports fans regarded basketball as sissy stuff fit only for genteel young ladies in fashionable seminaries.
The temperamental side of McDermott’s personality made him a forerunner to the Billy Martins and Bobby Knights, although Buddy Jeannette, his outstanding backcourt mate with the Pistons, noted, “Compared to Mac, Bobby Knight is a saint.”