– The Celtics Wire October 10, 2021
“The St. Louis Hawks owner always insisted he knew exactly what he was giving up when he traded Bill Russell, his pick in the 1956 draft, to the Boston Celtics for Cliff Hagen and”Easy” Ed Macauley,” writes McCallum of the infamous deal that sent one of the greatest players of all time to Boston. “
This is every player in Boston’s history who wore the Celtics’ No. 7 jersey for at least one game.
“But more to the point,” noted McCallum, “There was also that matter of St. Louis’s being a racist town, where Russell would not have been, to say the least, a fan favorite.”
This is every player in Boston’s history who wore the Celtics’ No. 6 jersey for at least one game. Co/ZYv7y23zxo
– The Celtics Wire October 11, 2021
“So he selected Bird, watched the Celtics struggle to a 29-53 record in ’78-79 without him then win 61 games with Rookie of the Year Bird the following season,” closes the SI writer.