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A Scoring Machine
In a game against the Detroit Pistons, John Havlicek levitated over future Celtics player and head coach Chris Ford as he took aim at the basket. Havlicek’s best scoring years came during the 1970-71 and 1971-72 seasons when he averaged 28.9 and 27.5 points per game, respectively. This productivity helped boost Havlicek to his 26,395 […]
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All-Star Celtics in ’86
Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird and Coaches Jimmy Rodgers, K.C. Jones and Chris Ford all participated in the 1986 All-Star Game in Dallas. Bird was a starter and scored 23 points, McHale contributed eight points and 10 rebounds, and Parish recorded a blocked shot as the East All-Stars won, 139-132.
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Bird Signs His Real Name
This white Adidas replica Larry Bird jersey was genuinely signed by the Hall-of-Famer himself, but Bird didn’t always sign his real name. Early in his career Bird was frustrated with collectors who took advantage of impromptu autograph lines after games, especially on the road. To combat the autograph hounds, Bird began signing the name of […]
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Gavitt and Ford Start Celtics Anew
Some changes in the Celtics front office unfolded ahead of the 1990-91 season. Big East Conference commissioner and future Hall-of-Famer Dave Gavitt became team CEO and former Celtics player Chris Ford took over as head coach. Young stars Reggie Lewis, Brian Shaw, Kevin Gamble and Dee Brown paired well with mainstays Larry Bird, Robert Parish […]
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Larry Shows Off His Legend
When Larry Bird’s failing back forced a night in the hospital before Game 5 of the 1991 Eastern Conference First Round, the Celtics looked doomed to another first-round exit. The fact that Bird started the game was something of a minor miracle, but hopes were dashed when Bird hit his head on the floor and […]
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NBA Finals Back at the Garden
After five years, the Celtics were back in the NBA Finals in 1981, this time against the Houston Rockets. In this iconic image, Larry Bird prepared to inbound the ball while Chris Ford (No. 42), Nate “Tiny” Archibald (No. 7), Robert Parish (No. 00) and Cedric Maxwell (No. 31) fought for position. Having all five […]
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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
Celtics fans showed their support for their favorite players during the 1981 NBA Finals against the Houston Rockets. Rick Robey, Kevin McHale, Larry Bird, Tiny Archibald, Chris Ford and Robert Parish all earned shoutouts in this section! Boston’s fan banner game was so strong that reporters occasionally crowned a “banner of the game,” which was […]
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The Big Three’s Last Run
Over a dozen seasons, the original Big Three of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish helped deliver three NBA World Championship titles, two more trips to the NBA Finals and nine Atlantic Division titles. All good things must come to an end, and the 1991-92 season would be the final run for the trio. […]
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The Big Three’s Last All-Star Game
Celtics Head Coach Chris Ford led the East team in the 1991 NBA All-Star Game. He signed this hat along with Assistant Coaches Jon Jennings and Don Casey. The game marked the fifth and final time that the Big Three would all be named All-Stars. Known for their dominance throughout the 1980s, Larry Bird, Kevin […]