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celtic legend dennis johnson dies at 52

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  1. patriotspride

    patriotspride Banned

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    for those of us old enough to remember .DJ was the best .he came to the Celts via a trade from the suns for rick Roby in 1984.dj was known for great lock down defense and clutch shooting .without dj the Celtics don't hoist championship banners 15 and 16 to the old Boston garden rafters. thanks for all the memories dj god bless RIP.
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    Red's got his point guard.

    Only 15 years older than me. Scary stuff.
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    hes only 8 years older than me .he was truly a great player .very under ratted .i guess that happens when you play with bird and mchale .i loved watching him play ,the bigger the game the better he played .
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    #95 Jersey

    way too young
    the guy is younger than my dad for cryin out loud
    thats scary
    rip dj
    will def be missed
    i dont remember him a whole lot cuz i was pretty young, but i do remember that he was a consumate pro

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=zviu1C7TJzY

    everyone boasts about that steal by bird, but hey, if dj didnt have the where-with-all to cut nobody would still be talkin bout that play
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    8 years younger than I, but will always remember his hard nosed game, had a nasty attitude and brought his A game to the Parquet. RIP DJ, condolences to your family.
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    My favorite DJ moment came in the 1985 finals (yes, the one they lost). It was the first year of the 2-3-2 format and with a 2-1 LA series lead, game 4 was crucial. The Celts bounced back from a horrible game 3 showing and were in a dogfight. I forget if the game was tied or the Celts were behind by 1, but I remember DJ knocking down the game-winning jumper to tie the series. Everybody in the Forum expected Bird to take that shot, but it was DJ who was the hero.

    RIP, DJ.

    Regards,
    Chris
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    the game was tied larry was doubled teamed and dished it to dj.i have a tape of that game.dj hit the shot and then one secound remained .larry said on weei today that dj was the best he ever played with.

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