As the championships piled up, the Celtics were indeed sitting on top of the basketball world during the 1964-65 season. Boston won a sixth straight NBA World Championship title in 1964 and would go on to win a seventh in 1965. That season was bittersweet as Walter A. Brown, the team’s founder and original owner, passed away in September 1964. The Celtics honored Brown with their yearbook by featuring a full-page illustration and a list of tributes. “There is a loss here that cannot be replaced,” said Bob Cousy.
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