Pro Basketball: The Man

The wrong people are forever getting the credit for making the Boston Celtics the best team in basketball. First it was Bill Sharman, then Bob Cousy, then Frank Ramsey—and when each retired, that was supposed to signal the end of the Celtics' reign as champions of the National Basketball Association. Nothing much has changed this year. Forward Tommy Heinsohn, who scored 12,194 points in nine years, hung up his sneakers after last season, and the familiar cry went up: "The Celtics are dead!" Well, last week the Celtics, winners of seven...

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