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While last night's game at the Garden was another step in the return of Kevin Garnett, the Coach hates losing to rivals even if it is exhibition.  The Knicks, the Sixers, the Pistons and the Lakers will always be the teams that make the true Celtic fans blood boil.  Recently there hasn't much of any playoff rivalry between the Knicks and Sixers (besides the thrilling five game series in 2002 vs Philly) but those games still get me amped up.

The Celtics rivalry with Philly in the 1980's was the beginning of the eastern conference lineage that lead to the Jordan Bulls becoming Champions, as Boston had to get by Philly to establish themselves, followed by Detroit challenging and eventually getting past Boston which lead to the Chicago Detroit battles which closed the 80's and started the 90's.

Much of the younger generation forgets or just doesn't know what Sixers Celtics was like in the early 1980's.

With the Celtics set to visit Philly on November 3rd, which I am hoping to attend here is just a taste of what went on back in the day.  Hopefully I will not end up like the guy that Cedric Maxwell introduces himself to.  Enjoy.

The Coach 10/21/2009 12:30:00 PM Edit
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  1. JR says:

    Man, I had never seen that Maxwell thing. That's wild. He Artested that fan, before even Artest. Did he get suspended? I see that he was allowed to continue to play. I think McHale was as well after the Rambis clothes line and Parish after the Laimbeer knockout. 80's basketball was crazy. lol.

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