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That really has a nice ring to it…The Boston Celtics: NBA Champions.
Since 2001, the city of Boston has thrown six parades (for three Patriots Super Bowl wins, two Red Sox World Series wins, and this Celtics NBA Finals win). This parade was a little different because the Celtics roster is smaller (15 or so) than the Red Sox or Patriots, but the Celtics did what they could to extend it by placing each member of the Big Three in separate duck boats.
Kevin Garnett looked ridiculous decked out in NBA memorabilia, including a vitange hat and a huge cigar in his mouth to honor Red Auerbach. He was also clutching the Larry O’Brien trophy during the entire parade.
Paul Pierce was equipped with a championship hat and t-shirt along with his NBA Finals MVP trophy. As Pierce’s boat went by, echoes of “MVP!, MVP!” rained through the crowd of Celtics fans.
In all, I thought it was a nice touch by playing “We Are the Champions” and shooting out white and green confetti as the boats went by. There were fewer people at this parade than the Red Sox or Patriots parades from the past, which wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. The parade was short and sweet, and fun as well.