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When the Boston Celtics were running-and-gunning their way to 16 world championships, New England fans displayed their approval of the team's effort and heart by rooting especially hard for the bench players. It didn't matter whether a particular favorite was the sixth man or the twelfth. As long as the "chosen" player possessed determination, guts, emotion and, above all hustle, the Celtics faithful would reward that player with cascades of applause and chants. Fringe players--don't call them scrubs--became cult heroes. Yes, the Garden crowds were in absolute heaven when subs such as "High Henry" Finkel, Greg Kite, Eric Fernsten, Terry Duerod, Kevin "Oscar" Gamble, Wayne Kreklow, and Charles Bradley shed their warm-ups and scampered down to the scorer's table to enter a game. Seldom did these players spend more than a couple of years in green-and-white uniforms before they were either waived or nabbed in an expansion draft. Still, to this day, their names and contributions have not been forgotten. Likewise, fans have not forgotten the dark days when Marvin "Bad News" Barnes, Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe, Bob McAdoo, Shammond Williams and Acie Earl aimlessly roamed on the parquet floor as the Celtics embarrassed themselves in defeat after defeat. Some players achieved star status in the face of long odds thanks to the results of one game in particular. What long-time Boston fan can ever forget Glenn McDonald's crucial string of clutch jumpers in the third overtime of Boston's 1976 playoff victory over the Phoenix Suns? Boston Celtics: Where Have You Gone? catches up with these long-remembered players and relives their impact (good or bad) on their Celtic teams. No longer will you have towonder, "Whatever happened to...?"
Originally collected in Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Sports, this essay is about Celtics fans and Lakers fans.
Boston Celtics is a beginnerÍs history of the NBAÍs Boston Celtics. Beginning with the franchiseÍs early years, readers will experience the teamÍs highest and lowest moments, meet the teamÍs best players and managers, and gain the inside track on information that completes the teamÍs story. Mini-biographies, fun facts, anecdotes, fantastic quotes, and sidebars combine with full-color, action-packed photographs to round out the story of the Celtics, allowing your readers Inside the NBA! SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Think you know everything about the Boston Celtics? Think again! The follow-up to the original Boston Celtics IQ, this test will strain your brain even harder. Volume II contains five chapters and 200 brand new trivia questions that will stump even the most seasoned Celtics fans. No Celtics topics are off-limits. Are you a Celtics Hall of Famer, or should you start rooting for a lesser franchise like the Lakers or Knicks? It’s time to find out – test your skills, wrack your brain, it’s the ultimate Boston Celtics IQ test.