Celtics look to defend title for first time in 20 years

There was a time when the Boston Celtics were so dominant it seemed they won the National Basketball Association Championship every season. With Red Auerbach at the helm, and Bill Russell leading the charge along with countless other all-time-greats, this hallowed city knew nothing of losing. Between 1950 and 1970, the Celtics won 11 rings, and cemented themselves as the most successful organization in all of professional sports.celtics1.jpgHowever, after Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish started a dynasty of their own in the early 80s by winning three championships, the Celtics instantly disappeared into oblivion.

Most of the new generation of fans felt disconnected with this new wave of players, who, ultimately, paled in comparison to the their predecessors. After Bird’s retirement, things looked rather bleak for this once heralded franchise. Continue reading