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What do the Celtics Mean To You?

 

What do the Celtics mean to you are avid readers and basketball savants?! For me personally it's the team I truly live and die with in the realm of sports. Yes I do love all our other New England teams and ride the waves with them, but with the Celtics there's just something about em. It's the history of 17 Banners. It's the brotherhood and family this organization has created. It's the all time greats who when they put that uniform on perform to amazing heights. 

Ever since I was a kid my dad would record games on VHS and we would watch them. My earliest sports memories are of the Garden and Celtics basketball. Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, the Chief and so many others. I was the kid wearing full sweats to middle school in my Celtics gear. Did I get laughed at cuz it's middle school yes I did, did I care nope! 

A few memorable experiences for me came at the Garden, getting to sit courtside, and getting a tour and standing where Bird hit that three in the 86 finals. Even though they told us not to, dad and I did it anyways. Later in the new Garden seeing an older yet still great Michael Jordan come in and score thirty, the good guys won though. The time I bought random tickets for dad's birthday and it was the game the Truth pumped in his 20000 points! Taking all my wife and kids to their very first Celtics games. 

The Celtics have brought me comfort, the day of my grandpa's funeral we had tickets to a pre season game and going to see them with dad brought me comfort. The sound of the ball hitting the court and going in the hoop was what the doctor ordered. Then this past year after being offered to write for Celtics Sentinel my mom passed and it was a huge part in keeping me going. This is years run despite no ring has given me a sense of that Celtic Pride. Sometimes you need to fall and get back up. I fully expect this year's team to bring home Banner 18. I'd love to hear some of your stories on the love of the Celtics. Bleed Green! Celtic Pride! 
 

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