i want to write about this team and write about how many did the take Competitions in the NBA . and when they start in NBA . and who are the famous players .
The Boston Celtics were founded in 1946 and play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since that time, they have taken 21 Division Titles, 21 Conference Titles, and 17 Championships.
Basketball has a language all its own. The word “assist” means “to help” in everyday language, but in basketball it is specifically the last pass to a teammate before they make a basket. That one is easy to figure out, but terms like “in the paint” that means being in the foul lane and “playmaker” for a point guard who helps set up plays for teammates are more confusing. Yet the Boston Celtics, as members of a basketball team all share these terms and words along with many others as part of their common language and vocabulary. This makes what they say to each other different from how other people talk to each other and how they talk when they are speaking to people who are outside of the world of basketball
Does the group share common behaviors/practices? What are they, and why does the group do the things that it does? Do these practices reveal/reflect deeper attitudes or beliefs?
The Boston Celtics have more than winning games as a common goal. Being a NBA player is something just about every kid dreams about so being on a great team like this is more than just another job, it is a dream come true. Being a team member means sometimes leading the team to score, but more often it means making the assist, setting up teammates to score and helping them get a clear path to the basket. This is something that plays out well in the real world as well. We all appreciate this kind of person in our lives and that type of spirit helps the individual players make sense of the world.
Players communicate with each other more than just in the locker room and on the court. There are meetings to discuss and plan plays and stratagems, practice games with each other and more meetings and coaching sessions afterwards. These helps work out the details of how about the way the team is structured and organized. It is not just broken down into a two tier hierarchy. Players, especially those with a lot of assists to their credit and who are known to be playmakers also have their say.
It is not easy to become a Boston Celtic. Little children dream of making it into a NBA team. Growing up they play on their school teams. However, even in Middle School level getting on the starting bench, or even as the “sixth man” who is the next person to play when another player leaves the court is not easy. The older you get and the higher you rise the harder it becomes. In Middle and High School anyone who wants to get on one team or another and play has a chance, even if it is just a pickup game among their fellow students. They might not make it to the starting bench or the travel team, but at least they are playing the game.
This casual approach to play is not true of college. Universities and colleges do not automatically accept everyone who wants to play on a team. There are tryouts to go to and recommendations from high school that need to be request. Many schools also want players to maintain a specified grade point average. Basketball is not just physical activity. It is not even just about teamwork and team spirit; it also about physical activity it also involves math and geometry as well. Anyone who ever say how plays are written up and charted out, with circles and arrows will easily understand that.
Another way the necessity for proper conduct shows is in how many players are disciplined by the referees for unsportsmanlike conduct and fouls. Players can be taken off the court and taken out of the game for violations. They can be fined and denied the opportunity to play in subsequent games for improper conduct on and off the court. In the most egregious situations they can even be denies the opportunity to ever play again for any NBA team.
Even though being a NBA player starts with a childhood dream, a player’s life is not an easy one. In addition to the games it involves hours of practice and exercise. The practice and exercise sessions do not end when the season does. Just because there are no games, sometimes especially when there are no games, players must continue to exercise to maintain their physical tone for the next season. Then there are the long hours on game days and the days, sometimes weeks of travel and away games. Over all hangs the specter of physical injury. In a championship team like the Boston Celtics competition is fierce and player must give it their all, but one misstep; one time getting jarred, jounced, or bounced the wrong way, and it could all be over. The wrong injury can end a player’s career.
Within the team, they all travel together, and sometimes socialize together with friends and families. Another way they share social contact is in volunteering. The Boston Celtics sponsor their Shamrock Foundation. On their web site they say that its mission is “to extend the reach of the Celtics championship legacy into our community through programs that directly benefit children in need.” A little further down on the page they acknowledge their partnerships to other New England organizations and specifically mention the following groups:
n the community. This year our partners are:
- Berklee City Music Network
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston
- Boston Children's Hospital
- Horizons for Homeless Children
- Perkins School for the Blind
- Citi Performing Arts Center
- Positive Coaching Alliance .
NBA players do not have long careers compared to other occupations. Some stay in sports as educators, manager and coaches; or in a related field as announcers or journalists. Other Boston Celtic players go to occupations totally outside the world of sports. This is one reason why schools, colleges and universities place so much emphasis on grades as well as sports. A sports career at best is short, and it can be over suddenly. Education lasts for a lifetime and no one, or nothing can take that away from you.
Larry Bird is a famous play who played basketball for the Boston Celtics and as part of the U.S. Olympic “Dream Team” that played in Barcelonain 1992 His career was ended short by injuries but he stayed with the NBA as an executive. Later on he went to work for the pacers. He is the first person ever to win a NBA MVP award, a NBA Coach of the Year award, and a NBA Executive award. He retired entirely from basketball after the 2011 - 2012 season.
Reggie Lewis is also a Celtics legend. He is one of the tragic figures in basketball sports. After enjoying success in college basketball at Northeaster University he was drafted by the Celtics in 1987. He scored impressively in the rookie season and continued to perform at that level for the next five seasons. Then during the playoffs in 1993 he collapsed to the floor during the playoffs. On July 27th 1993 he collapsed during a practice session, went into cardiac arrest and died that same day. The Celtics honored him by retiring his No. 35 jersey on March 22, 1995.
JoJo White was a key player in Boston’s runs to the 1974-74 and 1975-76 world titles. During his ten years with the Celtics he racked up a record setting 488 consecutive games played. The Celtics retired his No. 10 jersey on April 9th, 1982. In May of 200 the started working for the Boston Celtics again, this time in the front office as the Director of Special Projects.
Cedric Maxwell was a NBA finals MVP in 1981 and the Boston Celtics retired his No. 31 jersey, but he did not get to spend his entire career playing for the team. They traded in to the Los Angeles Clippers in 1985. He came back to Boston in 1995 as the radio commentator for the Boston Celtics, he is still there in that seat today.
Kevin McHale and Robert Parish came on board the Celtic’s team in 1980. They joined Larry Bird to form what many still think was The Best Front Line Ever! Kevin McHale spent his entire 13 year career as a Boston Celtics player until he was forced to retire because of injuries. After he stopped playing, he went to work as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ assistant. Robert Parish, also called “The Chief” played for the Warriors for his first four seasons until he joined the Boston Celtics in 1980 and met up with Bird and McHale. After the 1993-1994 season he became a free agent and signed on with the Hornets. In 1996 he was named to the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History list. He took the record for the oldest player to star a game at the age of 43 years and 118 days. A year after he retired he was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003and served as the Honorary Chief of Springfield Massachusetts for a day.
All of Boston, and the world was shocked by the bombing on the 15th of April 2013 at the 117th Boston Marathon. That did not stop the Boston Celtics from playing their rivals, the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 20th. In 2012 the Boston Celtics struggled through the lockout, in 2013 the whole city of Boston struggled through a lock down; but as journalist Jonathan Wagner observed, “ their hometown got the win it needed the most, Boston 1, Terrorism ).” .
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