Celtics Legends: Pivotal Moments, Players, and Personalities is the story of legendary basketball franchise, the Boston Celtics. The seventeen-time world champions have a rich history of iconic players and NBA lore. From their humble beginnings to the 2022 playoffs, fans will uncover the stories that won the team their Dynasty label.
Meet the players through Freedman’s personal interviews with Larry Bird, Gene Conley, Mel Counts, Bob Cousy, Clarence Glover, John Havlicek, Gordon Hayward, Tom Heinsohn, Al Horford, Bailey Howell, Johnny “Red” Kerr, Jim Loscutoff, Frank Ramsey, Bill Russell, Kenny Sailors, Tom Sanders, Bill Sharman, Brad Stevens, and Jayson Tatum. Then, relive the best moments on and off the court. Watch as the Celtics win eleven crowns in thirteen years and compete against the Golden State Warriors in the 2022 playoffs. Commemorate star players, including the late Bill Russell, and reminisce on the biggest names in Celtics history.
The Celtics notoriously invented the sixth-man role and broke color barriers. The franchise left their mark on the sport and continue to draw in crowds by the thousands. With so many members of the franchise voted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the Celtics could have their own wing.
Lew Freedman is an award-winning journalist born and raised in Boston, MA. He has worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Anchorage Daily News, and currently writes for the Seymour Tribune in Indiana. The winner of more than 300 awards and the author of more than 100 books, Freedman is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Freedman has followed the Boston Celtics his whole life and has written stories about the team for various publications. He, his wife Debra, and dog Boston, live Indiana.