You probably already know this if you are reading this article. You have probably witnessed the glory of our franchise in different parts of its history: the most experienced fans may have watched live the likes of Bill Russell, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens and the plethora of outstanding individuals that brought us 13 of our 17 titles. Others may identify more easily with the success of the 80's Celtics, watching them beat the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers with passion, grit and toughness. You probably grew a Celtics fan at the end of that period, your baptism into the love for basketball was during those years in which wearing a #33 green jersey and shouting "Beat LA" was part of your everyday life. Then we were forced to travel through dark lands in which the future was not clear. He saw our heroes fade (Bird) and leave (Lewis), for several years we watched games in which the only reason to win was our pride. No matter the team record we fought for pride, for history and tradition. And finally glory came back, and we are about to make our road into a new dinasty for our Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo...all these names will be joined to their predecessors.
We are a mirror of our history, and our history is all about championships. It's a history of players loving to play for the green, of former players becoming fans of current players, of coaches becoming fans of history and fans becoming coaches of history. Ours is the history of learning the tradition of winning as a team, letting the dream alive for years, the flame of victory never fading away.
Let's bring #18 to the rafters. Forever proud to be a Boston Celtics fan.
Bohemian 6/13/2010 05:56:00 AM Tweet