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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 his accurate shooting, selfless style of play and competitive spirit. In turn, the Celtics gave Jones the rare honor of retiring his No. 24 in 1969 during his final season on the court. Discover more about Jones and his lasting legacy here.