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Sam Jones: Remembering Mr. Clutch
On December 30, 2021, the Celtics and the entire basketball community lost a legend with the passing of Sam Jones. Nicknamed “Mr. Clutch” for his frequent postseason heroics, Jones won 10 NBA World Championship titles in 12 seasons with Boston – second-most in NBA history behind only his teammate Bill Russell. Jones was known for […]
Sharing (The Ball) Is Caring
Bob Cousy made one of his defense-splitting passes to teammate Sam Jones in a game against the San Francisco Warriors during the 1962-63 season. The Celtics went on to win the NBA World Championship title in 1963, after which Cousy retired. He averaged 13.2 points and 6.8 assists per game in that final season wearing […]
Signed NBA 50th Anniversary Poster
Players of the Boston Celtics and New York Knickerbockers signed a poster commemorating the NBA’s 50th anniversary. Some of the more distinctive signatures from former Celtics stars included Bob Cousy, Sam Jones, John Havlicek and Bill Sharman. The anniversary focused on Boston and New York as the only two franchises in the NBA still playing […]
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 […]
The Celtics Meet a Celtic President
Before a scheduled game in Maryland, the Celtics swung by the White House to visit Boston’s number one sports fan, President John F. Kennedy. Though normally known for his love of football, Kennedy greeted all Celtics players except Bill Russell, who reportedly overslept and missed the tour. (In his defense, Russell didn’t know that the […]
The Luck of the Irish Runs Out
While Lucky the Leprechaun hoped to sprout another championship in the 1969-70 season, the retirements of Bill Russell and Sam Jones were too much to withstand and the Celtics missed the playoffs. Things were worse off the court as new ownership began missing payments, forcing Red Auerbach to pay some bills personally, while rumors swirled […]
The Purist Shooter
Sam Jones built a Hall-of-Fame legacy that still resonates today. The shooting guard spent 12 seasons in Boston and won 10 NBA World Championship titles during that span, more than any player in NBA history besides, of course, his teammate Bill Russell. Regarded as one of the most accurate shooters of the late 1950s and […]
The Ultimate Basketball Fantasy
Nine “Friends of Bill Russell” signed a framed photograph of the Celtics center in a classic moment – blocking a Wilt Chamberlain shot. As part as the adult fantasy basketball camp run by Russell in 2007, amazing participants included Ann Meyers Drysdale, Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Sam Jones, Jerry West, John Havlicek, Kareem […]
The Wind at Our Backs
Bill Russell made a layup against the defending NBA World Champion Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Garden. During the afternoon affair on January 28, 1968, several Sixers players complained that a cold blast of wind was hitting their bench late in the game. Arena staff said it was in order to cool down the old Garden […]
Watch: A Rally Over Philly
Ever wanted to see Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain square off? Watch as Russell and Chamberlain battle in the paint while John Havlicek, Sam Jones and Don Nelson rally the Celtics to victory against the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-91.