“Celtics” have been playing basketball for nearly 100 years, 65 in Boston under the banner of the NBA. From Lapchick, through Cousy and Bird, right up to Paul Pierce and his mates, Celtics tradition has been about winning championships, and to that end they enjoyed a good deal of success.
But the nature of competitive sports has duality:
For every upset winner, there’s a devastated loser.
For every hero, there’s a goat.
For every thrill of victory, there’s an agony of defeat.
And you can’t win ‘em all.
So Abacus presents the 12 darkest moments in Boston Celtics history.