Pro Bowl Player
A Boston legend and humble champion.
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He rode the 1986-87 starters into the ground before the POs even began...McHale should've been given much, Much more rest to help heal his wheels...and after the Memorial Day Massacre in the '85 finals, we should've cruised the rest of the series...Did a tremendous job on the mid 80's teams and was probably a couple breaks away from winning 2 more titles. Class act.
I was on a Southwest flight with Bill Walton.I was on a flight to Seattle when he coached the Super Sonics. The team was on the flight.
All players were in first class and he flew in "coach".
You were lucky. At the time a couple of them, Hondo and Jim Loscutoff, lived in the city that I grew up in but I'd only see them in passing now and then. I saw Loscutoff playing ball with his young son on the common once but I didn't want to bother him and just stood in awe watching.When I was in HS the Celtics, for some reason, used to come to Newport RI for preseason or exhibition, one time they played the LA Lakers at Rogers HS.. Celtics(Russell, KC, Cousy, Heinson, Havlicek etc.) vs. the Lakers.. (West, Baylor etc.) it was a good show, sat very close to the front in old school wooden bleachers.
In retrospect were probably marketing the NBA..