SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 21, 2014

Good riddance to Celtics' worst season


The Salem News

---- — To the editor:

A few lines regarding the tough Boston Celtics’ record which I believe is the weakest Celtics team of all time.

I have been following the Celtics since Cousy and Sharman were guards along with Bob Brannum and Ed Macauley.

Bob Brannum was the Boston strongman before Jim Loscutoff, who came along with Bill Russell, Sam and K.C. Jones, Satch Sanders, Frank Ramsey and Lynn’s Lou Tsioropoulos (of Lynn English and Kentucky fame).

Bob Brannum was my caddie master at Salem Country Club, West Peabody, in the mid ’50s before Danver’s Bill Flynn took over. Brannum’s father used to help Bob in the caddie shack in those years.

With respect to this year’s tough Celtics team for doing the best they can, I personally think the Celtics teams of the early 1950s were more competitive.

The NBA is envious of the Celtics’ 17 titles and will never give them any good players. I think the Celtics have to look at the colleges and try to get a rebounder and point guard to turn their luck around.

Wally Birmingham

Salem