Boston Celtics: Where Have You Gone?

Boston Celtics: Where Have You Gone?

by Mike Carey
     
 

When the Boston Celtics were running-and-gunning their way to 16 world championships, New England fans displayed their approval of the team's effort and heart by rooting especially hard for the bench players. It didn't matter whether a particular favorite was the sixth man or the twelfth. As long as the "chosen" player possessed determination, guts, emotion and,

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When the Boston Celtics were running-and-gunning their way to 16 world championships, New England fans displayed their approval of the team's effort and heart by rooting especially hard for the bench players. It didn't matter whether a particular favorite was the sixth man or the twelfth. As long as the "chosen" player possessed determination, guts, emotion and, above all hustle, the Celtics faithful would reward that player with cascades of applause and chants. Fringe players--don't call them scrubs--became cult heroes. Yes, the Garden crowds were in absolute heaven when subs such as "High Henry" Finkel, Greg Kite, Eric Fernsten, Terry Duerod, Kevin "Oscar" Gamble, Wayne Kreklow, and Charles Bradley shed their warm-ups and scampered down to the scorer's table to enter a game. Seldom did these players spend more than a couple of years in green-and-white uniforms before they were either waived or nabbed in an expansion draft. Still, to this day, their names and contributions have not been forgotten. Likewise, fans have not forgotten the dark days when Marvin "Bad News" Barnes, Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe, Bob McAdoo, Shammond Williams and Acie Earl aimlessly roamed on the parquet floor as the Celtics embarrassed themselves in defeat after defeat. Some players achieved star status in the face of long odds thanks to the results of one game in particular. What long-time Boston fan can ever forget Glenn McDonald's crucial string of clutch jumpers in the third overtime of Boston's 1976 playoff victory over the Phoenix Suns? Boston Celtics: Where Have You Gone? catches up with these long-remembered players and relives their impact (good or bad) on their Celtic teams. No longer will youhave towonder, "Whatever happened to...?"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582619538
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/15/2005
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

MIKE CAREY got into writing through comic books, where his horror/fantasy series Lucifer garnered numerous international awards and was nominated for five Eisners. From there he moved into novels and screenplays, while still maintaining a presence in the comics world (he is currently writing two of Marvel's flagship titles, X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four). His movie Frost Flowers, an erotic ghost story, is currently in production with Hadaly/Bluestar Pictures. He lives in London, England, about as far as you can get from the centre of the city and still have access to the London Underground train network. His wife, Linda, writes fantasy for young readers under the pseudonym A.J. Lake. They have three children and an implausibly beautiful cat.

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