#RussellMania – Celtics vs. Hawks in the Finals

Sep 11, 2015; Springfield, MA, USA; Tom Heinsohn speaks during the 2015 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

We are joined once again by Adam Criblez to discuss the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks in the late 1950s and early 1960s, continuing our #RussellMania series dedicated to Bill Russell. Continue Reading


#RussellMania – Reshaping the NBA

Oscar Robertson, Julius Erving, Bill Russell, Golden State Warriors

We are joined by Shawn Fury, author of Rise and Fire, to talk about how Bill Russell and the Celtics reshaped the NBA and discuss other early pioneers of the game. 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