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It was a busy day in Springfield, Massachusetts for former Boston Celtics.

Charlie Scott, one of a trio of ex-Celts inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame today, along with Ray Allen and Dino Radja, won a ring in the year I was born (1976) with the Celts, with whom he spent three seasons.

Scott, who started his career in the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA - with the Virginia Squires), had a storied career, winning a gold medal with Jo Jo White in the 1968 Olympics in my current hometown of Mexico City and was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-ACC selection for North Carolina before going pro.

He garnered All-ABA First Team and ABA Rookie of the Year in 1971, and All-ABA Second Team his sophomore season before joining the Phoenix Suns in the NBA, where he made three All-Star teams in his new league.

He was drafted by Boston, but traded to the Suns for Paul Silas, but ended up a Celtic anyway after being traded back to that team for Paul Westphal. After a championship against the Suns and three seasons in green, he was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers for Don Chaney, playing a season for that team and another two for the Denver Nuggets before retiring in 1980.



Watch the videos above to hear Scott's comments on the honor, as well as some from his peers, his recent "60 Minutes of Summer" talk at the Hall - and even a little footage from some of the man's career - congratulations, Charlie!

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Image: Gary Washburn/Twitter ; video: Boston Celtics, Nutty Archives, ACC, Boston Celtics, OfficialHoopHall
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Justin Quinn 9/06/2018 09:54:00 PM Edit
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