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Celtics Named GQ Men of the Year
Posted By Jessica Camerato On November 28, 2008 @ 11:39 pm In General | 1 Comment
The Boston Celtics were honored by GQ Magazine as Men of the Year: The Athletes, Actors, and Newsmakers who Blew our Minds in ’08.  The issue, which is on newsstands now, features a photo of Doc Rivers  and the starting five at HealthPoint training facility in Waltham. Four of the 17 championship banners hang behind them.
Celtics  great JoJo White writes for the magazine:
‘It had been twenty-two years since we last reached that pinnacle. Twenty-two long, long years between NBA Championships … So when we got Ray Allen  to pair with Paul Pierce  in the off-season, you thought, Well, that’s good. He’s always been a heck of a shooter. But when we got Garnett on top of Paul and Ray? You knew something special could happen. But it had to happen because of defense. The truth of the matter is that the Celtics always won because of defense. You don’t get seventeen championships by accident.
‘As for beating the Lakers in the finals? That’s sweet. That’s always sweet. But really, this was for Red Auerbach  … There was a beauty to it ending on our home court with Red looking down on us. And he got the last laugh. He always did.’
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 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Ray Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ray-allen-celtics.htm
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 Red Auerbach: http://media.weei.com/basketball/red-auerbach.htm
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