I have been watching te Celtics for over 50 years now. I listened to them Beat L.A. in L.A. against Jerry West, Happy Hairston and Gail Goodridge et al on my transistor radio late at night in bed on a school night, watched 'Havlicek Stole the Ball', Cousy's reitrement 'We Luv Ya Cooz',umpteen Russell / Wilt battles.

I have never loved a Celtic team or have been so frustrated with a Celtic team as I have been this year.

They have overcome more adversity this year than any other sports franchise that I can think of.

Regardless of the outcome of tonight's game I raise my glass to the Celtics for showing me what 'The Heart of a Champion' truly looks like.