When Hawks vs. Celtics Meant Excitement

The past two weeks, the cries of basketball fans everywhere have pleaded for the horrendous Boston Celtics – Atlanta Hawks 1st round series to end. Despite these pleas, the basketball gods willed that that contest continue for 6 excruciating games.… Continue Reading

The 1962 Season: the Celtics-Lakers Rivalry Begins

  The Eastern Division Finals had seen the most pitched confrontation yet between the Russell-Chamberlain, Celtics-Warriors rivalry. As great as those two rivalries were, there was a temporal quality. Russell and Chamberlain were mortal and although their stories would go… Continue Reading

The 1962 Season: Philly vs. Boston, Wilt vs. Russell, Barstools vs. Jungle Jim

  THE SETUP Oh, I’m sure everyone’s familiar with mythical aura of Wilt vs. Russell, but let’s take a crash course lesson on the Boston Celtics vs. the Philadelphia Warriors, which was one of the great rivalries of the early… Continue Reading

The Hill You’ll Never Get Over

We’re approaching the 50th anniversary of an historic moment in the NBA, a moment that first made me aware of the game as a young boy. Some 30-odd years ago a school assignment, my first book report, led me to… Continue Reading