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“Get Some Rest”
No one worked harder than Larry Bird, so when a late bus caused the legend to steal a few winks, who could blame him? With the U.S. Olympic Dream Team in 1992, Bird had a famous incident with Rodney R ...
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1986: The Best Team Ever
Many respected sportswriters believe the 1985-86 Boston Celtics were the best team in NBA history. Others will argue that point, but a few things are undisputed. Five future Hall-of-Famers suited up f ...
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200,000 Of Their Closest Friends
Just two days after winning the 15th NBA World Championship title in franchise history, the Celtics took part in a public celebration at City Hall Plaza. M.L. Carr, Larry Bird, Red Auerbach, Robert Pa ...
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A Familiar Bird
Larry Bird played his entire Celtics career in Converse shoes and wore these Converse Pros in the early 1980s. At the time, Converse ran an ad for the Converse Pro with the headline: “Familiar America ...
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A Hall-of-Fame Shot by Bird
Take a look at this shot! Larry Bird hit a jumper in Boston’s Game 5 win in the 1987 NBA Finals to keep the team’s championship hopes alive. One reason the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers rivalry th ...
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A Haul of Hall-of-Famers
Talk about a Hall-of-Fame hat! More than a dozen Celtics legends, including Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Bill Russell and Red Auerbach, put their signatures on a classic Celtics cap. With so many Hall-of-Fa ...
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A Look Back on Bird
Larry Bird retired after the 1992 NBA Playoffs with a career of highlights that rival any player in basketball history. The 1992-93 team yearbook featured an extensive look back at highlights, records ...
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A New Era With Bird and Fitch
After a year of waiting, in 1979 Red Auerbach finally persuaded Larry Bird to sign with the Boston Celtics and new coach Bill Fitch. While some Celtics players didn’t have the best relationship with F ...
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A Record of a Title
The Celtics dominated the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of the 1986 NBA Finals, winning the franchise’s 16th NBA World Championship title. Boston impressed with a 114-97 victory in front of a full house a ...
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A Tragic Start to a Title Defense
The Celtics barely got to celebrate their 16th NBA World Championship title when Len Bias, the No. 2 overall pick, passed away just two days after the 1986 NBA Draft and 11 days after the end of the N ...