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I am a Celtic

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  April 7, 2008 04:50 PM

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Throughout the day on Tuesday, ESPN will be airing during all of its studio programming (i.e. SportsCenter, ESPNEWS, NBA studio shows, etc.) Celtics' vignettes starting with the historic looks at the team's playoff past with an end to the current playoff push.

Stuart Scott does the voiceover, which is part of a larger project of several playoff bound teams. The Celtics are the first team to be profiled.

In addition to Tuesday, the Celtics vignette will run at halftime of the Boston/Washington game Wednesday on ESPN (7 p.m.)

I AM A CELTIC on ESPN2 – TUESDAY, APRIL 8 at 11 P.M.

As the Boston Celtics revive memories of their glorious past, ESPN2 will present I Am A Celtic, an in-depth look at their compelling run this season, on Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET. Produced by NBA Entertainment, the show will provide an all-access exploration of the 2007-2008 Celtics as league’s most fabled franchise chase history and attempts to raise its 17th NBA championship banner.

I Am A Celtic will be told through the eyes of three men who were instrumental in building the Celtic tradition over 40 years ago – Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, and Sam Jones. These three pillars of the Boston dynasty will dissect the current edition of the team, giving their unique perspective on who these players are and if they have what it takes to be considered “True Celtics.” They will analyze not only the Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce, but also the team’s supporting cast, along with head coach Doc Rivers and GM Danny Ainge.

“It’s a shame that Arnold (Red Auerbach) left us last year, because he would be getting the same enjoyment that I am getting out it now,” says Cousy. “Arnold would just love what is going on now because they are playing the way his teams played.”

I Am A Celtic will mix the interviews of Cousy, Havlicek, and Jones with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the current Celtics, and chronicle the story of their remarkable season. This insightful program will document the current team’s quest to live up to an almost impossible standard of excellence – one that was once synonymous with the Boston Celtics.

Jones believes this team certainly has the right stuff to bring home the team’s first title in over 20 years.

“Gosh, I wish Red Auerbach was alive today so that he could see that this team is playing the way of the Celtics of old.”

Streaming Link: http://boss.streamos.com/wmedia/nba/pinnacle/b_block_v7.asx

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