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A Basketball Out of the Spotlight
Everyone knows Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Bob Cousy and John Havlicek, but the players that signed this basketball were all major contributors to championship teams – and some were even inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Though their time in Boston may have been overshadowed by more well-known players, NBA World Championship […]
A Handshake Agreement
By all accounts, Celtics owner and founder Walter Brown had a strong relationship with his players. John Havlicek recalled that Brown “didn’t go around waving a diamond ring in people’s faces, or anything like that. He had a reputation as an individual who never went back on his word. He liked to do business with […]
A Haul of Hall-of-Famers
Talk about a Hall-of-Fame hat! More than a dozen Celtics legends, including Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Bill Russell and Red Auerbach, put their signatures on a classic Celtics cap. With so many Hall-of-Famers, All-Stars and basketball icons in franchise history, we’re surprised it had enough room for all that star power.
A Real Hall-of-Fame Jacket
When Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall-of-Famers are inducted at Springfield, they receive an orange jacket to symbolize their achievement. For Celtics fans, this off-the-rack jacket with its original tags might be more valuable. Ten members of the Hall of Fame signed the jacket along with seven more Celtics favorites from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
Boston’s Team of the Century
No NBA team has quite the storied history as the Celtics, as the signatures by these basketball legends attest. The 17-time NBA World Champions boast 49 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall-of-Famers, many of whom signed this ball, including Larry Bird, Bob Cousy and John Havlicek.
Cooz Leads the C’s in ’59
The 1958-59 Celtics posed ahead of another NBA World Championship title-winning season. The team swept the Elgin Baylor-led Minneapolis Lakers in the 1959 NBA Finals behind star player Bob Cousy’s 16.8 points and 12.8 assists per game in the series. He set a record at the time for most assists in the NBA Finals, recording […]
Hall-of-Fame Playoff Battle
Led by All-NBA stars Bob Cousy and Bill Sharman, the Celtics scored an average of 101.5 points per game during the 1954-55 season, the best in the league. On the other hand, they also gave up a league-worst 101.5 points per game, which led to a predictable 36-36 record. In the 1955 Eastern Division Semifinals, […]
Legends Sign Up for the Celtics
Some Celtics greats of the 1950s and 1960s signed this classic black and green hat. Signatures include Hall-of-Famers Bob Cousy, Frank Ramsey, Satch Sanders and Tommy Heinsohn. Anyone who wears this hat is bound to feel like a champion.
Switch Hitting Conley
The Celtics boasted a multi-sport athlete on the cover of their 1959-60 yearbook. Gene Conley, who was drafted by Boston in 1952, left the team after his rookie season to play baseball with the Milwaukee Braves. He spent five campaigns in Milwaukee and won the 1957 World Series. Conley rejoined the Celtics in 1958, helping […]
The 1960-61 Boston Celtics
The Celtics were primed to win the 1961 NBA World Championship title over the St. Louis Hawks thanks to the efforts of three team leaders. Bill Russell averaged 23.9 rebounds per game and Bob Cousy 7.7 assists per game, while Bill Sharman shot over 92 percent from the free-throw line. Though Sharman retired at the […]