Top of the World: The Inside Story of the Boston Celtics' Amazing One-Year Turnaround to Become NBA Champions

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I’m on top of the world!” shouted Kevin Garnett after the Boston Celtics demolished the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers for a league-leading seventeenth NBA championship. Peter May chronicles the amazing run of the team, who went from having the second-worst record in 2007 to leading the pack in 2008.

Drawing on interviews with the players, Coach Doc Rivers, and General Manager Danny Ainge, May charts the pivotal moments of the Celtics’ magical season. From rebuilding the ...

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Overview

I’m on top of the world!” shouted Kevin Garnett after the Boston Celtics demolished the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers for a league-leading seventeenth NBA championship. Peter May chronicles the amazing run of the team, who went from having the second-worst record in 2007 to leading the pack in 2008.

Drawing on interviews with the players, Coach Doc Rivers, and General Manager Danny Ainge, May charts the pivotal moments of the Celtics’ magical season. From rebuilding the team to capping off their stunning year with another championship, Top of the World brings readers every key moment of the Celtics’ wild ride.

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It wasn't that the Boston Celtics had never won before: In fact, this proud franchise had previously snared no fewer than 16 NBA titles. But the 2007-8 championship season was special because it marked one of the greatest turnarounds in professional sports history. The previous year, the Celtics had been the doormats of the league, finishing 24-58, including a franchise-record losing streak that extended more than a month. This heartening reprise recaps the team's surge back to the top.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306818585
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 806,613
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter May covered the Boston Celtics for nearly twenty-five years for the Boston Globe and the Hartford Courant. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents


Prologue 1
1 Ping-Pong History 11
2 Along Comes Ray 21
3 The Big Ticket 41
4 Setting a Course 65
5 Ubuntu 83
6 Shot from Guns 103
7 Growth Spurts 123
8 Highs and Lows 141
9 All Stars, Add-ons, and a Fantastic Finish 163
10 Bandwagon Fans and Menacing Gestures 183
11 LeBron and Another Grinder 193
12 The Real NBA Finals 205
13 Finishing the Race 215 Epilogue 231 Boston Celtics Championships 231 Index 241
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Go celtics

    This is great

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 9, 2014

    Should I buy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    KG should retire...........

    KG should retire along with Paul Pierce cause they are both old and almost useless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    KG and the truth are nets now

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